Oclaro Announces Standards-Compliant Multi-Rate 10G DWDM Tunable SFP+ Optical Transceiver

Oclaro Announces Standards-Compliant Multi-Rate 10G DWDM Tunable SFP+ Optical
                                 Transceiver

Supports PIN or APD optical interfaces and limiting or linear electrical
interfaces based on customer requirements

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications
solutions,today announced a standards-compliant, multi-rate tunable SFP+,
which supports rates between9.95 Gbit/s and 11.3 Gbit/s and is tunable across
the entire C-band with 96 channels on the ITU-T 50-GHz grid. The transceiver
module complies with the revision 4.1 of the SFF-8431 specification for
"Enhanced Small Form Factor Pluggable Module SFP+." The Tunable SFP+ supports
PIN or APD optical interfaces and limiting or linear electrical interfaces
based on customer requirements. 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.

The tunable SFP+ transceiver is an important transceiver module for next
generation enterprise, metro and regional optical network equipment continuing
the replacement of fixed-wavelength modules and of non-pluggable ports. This
form factor allows network equipment manufacturers to reduce the size and
power consumption for 10G connections while supporting the network operators
rapidly increasing capacity needs driven by data-heavy network applications.
Also, it will allow form-factor commonality between client- and line-side,
offering greater flexibility in equipment configurations.

"I expect the volume of 10G DWDM SFP+ transceivers to grow significantly over
the coming years. The advent of 10G Tunable SFP+ transceivers in the market
will accelerate that trend as tunability is critical for minimizing inventory
and enabling flexible rapid service provisioning," said Andrew Schmitt,
Principal Analyst, Optical at Infonetics Research. "This is an important step
towards meeting the world's growing bandwidth demands with space-, power- and
cost-efficiency network solutions."

"We are leveraging the technology building blocks and chip designs that
enabled our leadership in 10G tunable MSA transponders and tunable XFP – in
particular the monolithically integrated laser Mach-Zehnder design – to offer
this standards-compliant 10G DWDM Tunable SFP+ transceiver," said Tadayuki
Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan, Inc. & GM, Modules & Devices Business Unit.
"As a leading supplier of tunable laser and transceiver solutions, Oclaro  has
developed an extensive product portfolio and the addition of the
standards-compliant 10G DWDM Tunable SFP+ transceiver strengthens this
technology leadership."

About the Oclaro Tunable 10G SFP+ Transceiver

  oFully compliant with MSA (Multi Source Agreement) standard size based on
    SFF-8432 specification for Improved Pluggable Form Factor, rev. 5.1
  oTunable across the full C-band with 96 channels on the 50-GHz grid defined
    by ITU-T
  oSupports 9.95 Gbit/s – 11.3 Gbit/s multi-rate operation
  oLeverages in-house compact, low-power tunable TOSA based on a proprietary
    monolithically Integrated Laser Mach-Zehnder (ILMZ) chip
  oSupports multiple receiver interfaces including PIN and APD photo
    detectors for the optical interface and limiting or linear electrical
    interfaces

Product Availability

The tunable SFP+ transceiver will be sampling in Q4 2013.

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.

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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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