Finisar Demonstrates High-Density CFP2 Single Mode and Multimode 100G Modules

Finisar Demonstrates High-Density CFP2 Single Mode and Multimode 100G Modules 
Optical Component Leader Showcases Several Innovative Technologies
for Datacom Applications at OFC/NFOEC 2013 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  Finisar Corporation
(NASDAQ: FNSR), the innovation leader in fiber optic subsystems and
components, is demonstrating several new technologies for datacom
applications at OFC/NFOEC, including two 100G CFP2 modules, which
improve port density and flexibility in high-performance optical
networks. Demonstrations will take place during OFC/NFOEC in
Finisar's booth #2405 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 19-21,
CFP2 high-density 100G modules: Finisar is demonstrating two new
optical transceiver modules enabling high-density single mode and
multimode 100G ports using the new CFP2 multi-sourced 100G module
form factor. For single mode fiber applications, the 100GBASE-LR4
CFP2 module supports 100GE links up to 10km using 4x28G DFB lasers,
with a power dissipation of less than 8W maximum and 6W typical. This
is significantly lower than EML-based solutions and enables higher
port density systems. The module meets IEEE 802.3, OIF and OTN
standards, interoperates with existing 100GBASE-LR4 CFP modules, and
is expected to be in full production later in 2013. For multimode
fiber applications, the 100GBASE-SR10 CFP2 module supports 100GE
links up to 150 meters. The module also supports 10G Ethernet fan-out
applications, interoperating with either 10x 10GE-SR SFP+ modules (up
to 300 meter links) or with 2x 40GE-SR4 QSFP+ and 2x 10GE-SR SFP+
modules, enabling 100% bandwidth utilization. Based on 10x10G VCSELs
and supporting digital diagnostic monitoring functionality, the
module offers a maximum power dissipation of 3.5W and interoperates
with 100GBASE-SR10 CFP modules. 
Highest density 25G embedded optical engine: With the Parallel 25G
BOA (Board Mounted Optical Assembly), Finisar is demonstrating 24
channels supporting more than 600Gbps between transmitter and
receiver modules. The Parallel 25G BOA offers the smallest footprint
available in a transceiver, is ideal for board-to-board interconnect
and optical backplanes, and supports protocols ranging from 1 Gbps to
28 Gbps per channel including, but not limited to, Ethernet, PCIe,
InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel. 
4 x 10G parallel single mode QSFP+ using 1310nm VCSELs: By
transmitting four independent longwave 10Gbps signals on parallel
single mode fibers to separate SFP+ modules, a single QSFP+ module
can provide extremely high density 10Gbps links in data center
deployments. The use of longwave VCSEL technology makes this single
mode module complementary to today's short reach multimode QSFP+
modules, and the use of standard wavelengths makes it interoperable
with the installed base of longwave 10GBASE-LR transceivers. 
Active Optical Cable (AOC) Family Showcase: This product display
shows the comprehensive AOC portfolio available from Finisar today
for server and switch interconnects for high performance computing
and data center applications. Products on display include
Laserwire(R), Quadwire(R), C.wire(R), SFPwire(R) and consumer-grade
cables, and reflect Finisar's 25 years of expertise in optical
"Finisar continues to invest in advancing technology for optical
networks to improve the performance of existing infrastructure as
well as to drive innovation at the leading edge of high-density
optical networks," said Rafik Ward, VP of marketing, Finisar. "With
products like the CFP2 and the Parallel 25G BOA, Finisar once again
has proven its forward-thinking leadership in the communications
In addition to these demonstrations for datacom applications, Finisar
demonstrated a new Dual 1x20 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) and
Triplexer OSA for telecom applications. Finisar will also have on
display optical products from its wide portfolio, including its
latest optical transceivers, WSS devices, advanced optical
components, amplifiers, and passive devices. 
About Finisar 
 Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global
technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that
enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for
telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV
applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics
technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands
for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices
worldwide. For additional information, visit  
Victoria McDonald
Finisar Corporation
(408) 542-4261 
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