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Oclaro Announces Volume Production and OTU-4/100GbE FPGA interoperability for Dual-Rate 100G CFP2

Oclaro Announces Volume Production and OTU-4/100GbE FPGA interoperability for
                             Dual-Rate 100G CFP2

Oclaro 100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver completes dual-rate interoperability testing
with Xilinx FPGA and joins the 100G CFP LR4 in volume production accelerating
market adoption

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions,
today announced that the dual-rate 100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver, which is
fully-interoperable with the 100G CFP LR4 transceiver supporting both OTU-4
and 100GbE interfaces, has joined that module in volume production.
Approximately 30 customers have already qualified or are in the process of
qualifying the Oclaro 100G pluggable LR4 transceiver modules. The 100G
MSA-compliant CFP2 LR4 module recently completed interoperability testing with
the Xilinx Virtex®-7 H580T FPGA for OTU-4 based on the OIF CEI-28G-VSR board
interface specification. Both the Oclaro CFP and CFP2 LR4 modules have now
passed testing for both data rates. Oclaro will be meeting with customers at
ECOC, the largest European optical communications event from September 23-25,
2013 in London, UK Meeting Room MR3.

A fully-interoperable pair of CFP and CFP2 LR4 transceivers offer network
equipment manufacturers the flexibility to rapidly and easily capitalize on
the smaller form factor and lower power consumption of the CFP2, while
offering their customers an attractive upgrade path from deployed equipment
with CFP cages to increase system front panel bandwidth with higher module
density and/or to lower system power consumption per 100G interface. As the
CFP MSA standard continues its growth as the form factor of choice for
adoption in many 100G enterprise and data center applications, Oclaro is well
positioned to help customers lead this next phase of high-speed networking.

"Xilinx and Oclaro have successfully achieved interoperability between the
Xilinx Virtex-7 H580T FPGA and the Oclaro 100G CFP2 LR4 optical module
showing an error free connection at 28.0 Gbit/s," said Gilles Garcia,
Director of Wired Communications at Xilinx. "With this achievement, together
with previously demonstrated interoperability at 25.7 Gbit/s, system OEMs
designing transport, networking and data center applications can now realize
100 Gigabit Ethernet and 100G OTL4.4 applications with lower cost and power,
enabling either more efficient or higher density network line cards."

"We are delighted to see the interest from our customers for both our 100G CFP
and CFP2 LR4 transceiver products. This confirms the value of our strategy to
continuously work to reduce size and power while providing backward
compatibility when possible to ease customer adoption," said Yoshikazu Era,
General Manager, Oclaro Japan Module Division. "This confirms our market
leadership which relies on our technology resources, vertical integration, as
well as design and development expertise."

About Oclaro 100G pluggable LR4 transceiver products

Oclaro offers a second-generation CFP LR4 transceiver and a CFP2 LR4
MSA-compliant transceiver. The two products interoperate at both 100GbE and
OTU-4 formats in accordance with respective standards. Furthermore, the CFP2
transceiver has successfully passed interoperability testing with the Xilinx
Virtex-7 H580T FPGA.

Second-Generation 100G CFP LR4 transceiver

  oCompliant with CFP MSA at 16W power consumption
  o103.125 & 111.810 Gbit/s Dual Rate Operation
  oFully-compliant with IEEE 100G Ethernet 802.3a 100GBASE-LR4, ITU-T G.959.1
    4I1-9D1F standards
  oCAUI/OTL4.4 standard-compliant board interface
  oLeverages more than two years of manufacturing experience from the
    first-generation CFP
  oUses in-house TOSA and ROSA technologies with proven high quality and
    backward compatibility
  oFully-compliant with MSA, IEEE and ITU-T specifications, and Telcordia
    qualified to GR-468

100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver

  oCompliant with CFP MSA at 12W power consumption
  o103.125 & 111.810 Gbit/s Dual-Rate Operation
  oFully-compliant with IEEE 100G Ethernet 802.3a 100GBASE-LR4, ITU-T G.959.1
    4I1-9D1F standards
  oOIF CEI-28G-VSR standard-compliant board interface
  oRoughly 50% the size of all other CFP solutions on the market
  oDouble system front panel port density from 4 ports for CFP to 8 ports for
    CFP2
  oOmission of gearbox offers savings relative to CFP
  oInteroperates with first and second-generation CFP transceivers so
    customers can quickly and cost-effectively transition to CFP2 designs
  oFully-compliant with MSA, IEEE and ITU-T specifications, and Telcordia
    qualified to GR-468
  oInteroperable with Xilinx Virtex-7 H580T FPGA for both 100GbE and OTU-4

Product Availability

The second-generation CFP and CFP2 transceivers are in volume production and
available now.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of optical
components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications market. The
company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with
cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in
the U.S., U.K., Italy, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract
manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and
service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more
information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

Copyright 2013.All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain
other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this
release is subject to change without notice.

SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.

Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Deborah Reinert, Oclaro, Inc., +1 (408) 919-2749,
Deborah.reinert@oclaro.com
 
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