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3M shows passive optical LAN portfolio at BICSI Winter Conference
3M has unveiled a portfolio of passive optical LAN (POL) equipment for the enterprise local area network (LAN). The fiber-to-the-desktop LAN technology is gaining traction within the industry as an alternative to traditional copper-based Layer 2 Ethernet switch-based architecture, the company says.POL is similar in equipment and philosophy to the passive optical network (PON) architectures used in fiber to the home (FTTH) networks (see "Technology and business drivers for passive optical LANs").POL is being adopted at a fast pace by government and enterprise LAN customers attracted to the promise of significant cost savings, including up to 70% reduction in the cost of equipment and infrastructure, up to 80% lower power consumption because there is no active component required on every floor in the telecom room, and up to 90% less space and material requirements, 3M asserts.Delivering converged high-bandwidth services with no need for active electronics between the main equipment room and the work area over one singlemode fiber means POL provides a better way of networking with the added benefit of future-proofing cabling infrastructure assets. Overall, POL requires less equipment and uses less energy than traditional enterprise Ethernet LAN switches deployed with 100-Ohm copper twisted-pair media, which translates to lower deployment and operating expenses, 3M says.3M’s POL portfolio includes high-performance fiber-optic cable; one-pass fiber pathways for below-the-ceiling installation; field-terminated fiber-optic connectors; wall- and rack-mount fiber distribution systems; optimized splitter modules and shelves; multi-fiber backbone trunks and MPO modules; various types of pre-terminated fiber cable assemblies; faceplates and wall outlets; and copper patch panels and jacks.The portfolio is on display at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, Booth #233.
Telstra Global, Infinera demo soft-decision FEC over Hawaii to California submarine link
Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has successfully demonstrated a 100-Gbps optical signal enhanced with soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) across 4,200 km of submarine fiber-optic cable connecting Hawaii to California. The link belongs to Telstra Global.
Infinera says the trial demonstrates the power of SD-FEC in concert with the company’s long-haul FlexCoherent superchannel technology, showing how it can optimize both reach and capacity on submarine cables worldwide. Infinera says its SD-FEC technology has the potential to double the transmission capacity of existing submarine fiber cables.The subsea trial was performed over Telstra Global's dedicated fiber pair within Segment 5 of the AAG cable, connecting San Luis Obispo in Southern California to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The trial was staged using Infinera's DTN-X platform and a prototype superchannel line card enabled with Infinera's third-generation FlexCoherent processor for real time SD-FEC processing combined with the industry's only 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs).Using the additional error recovery capability enabled by the SD-FEC, multiple Infinera FlexCoherent modulation formats were able to close this link with no bit errors detected. The SD-FEC enabled higher-order modulation formats to be used, which could allow Telstra to increase the available capacity on this link, thus increasing the commercial life of the cable in the face of aggressive increases in internet demand. A key characteristic of Infinera's FlexCoherent technology is that the line card can be configured for a specific modulation format via simple software controls, increasing flexibility and maximizing capacity and reach while lowering operational and inventory sparing costs.Telstra Global is a part of Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia's leading telecommunications and media services company. Telstra Global forecasts more than 60% annual growth in its trans-Pacific submarine cable traffic over the next three years.Telstra Global managing director, Martijn Blanken said, "We are delighted by the results of this field trial, and this shows further increased capacity potential for Telstra Global's leading submarine cable plant."Infinera co-founder and chief strategy officer, Dr. David Welch added, "We are pleased to see that our third-generation FlexCoherent Processor along with 500-Gbps PICs is performing exceptionally in real-world environments. Over the past few months we've shown that a PIC-based long-haul superchannel implementation can deal with record-breaking levels of PMD impairments in fiber; deliver a full 8 Tbps of capacity on dispersion-shifted fiber that service providers might have written off as useless; and now with Telstra's help we've shown that with the addition of SD-FEC, this technology is capable of being deployed on some of the longest and most challenging cable routes in the world."
NeoPhotonics to buy semiconductor optical business of LAPIS Semiconductor
NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) says it will accelerate the development of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and applications through the acquisition of the semiconductor optical components business unit (OCU) of LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd. The optical module and subsystems vendor says it has reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition, which will be conducted via NeoPhotonics Semiconductor GK, a Japanese subsidiary of NeoPhotonics. The indirect wholly owned subsidiary of NeoPhotonics will pay approximately $36.8 million in cash in the deal. Approximately $21.2 million of the total will be paid for the business before adjustments, while the remaining $15.6 million will be paid over three years for the associated real estate.LAPIS Semiconductor is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co. Ltd.The new assets will expand NeoPhotonics’ PIC expertise in coupling complex optical devices and analog semiconductor ICs within the same platform, the company says. NeoPhotonics also will be able to add high-speed semiconductor devices for signal generation and amplification to its product mix. The devices will enable advanced modulation methodologies, enhanced performance, and reduced power consumption, NeoPhotonics expects. OCU’s lasers and drivers already are used in 100G client-side data transmission modules, the company says.The deal also includes more than 150 patents and patents applications and the OCU campus and high-speed semiconductor and laser and detector fabrication facility.“We are excited about signing this definitive acquisition agreement as LAPIS Semiconductor OCU is a leading provider of high speed devices for communications,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics’ chairman and CEO. “LAPIS Semiconductor OCU provides a broad range of lasers, drivers, and detectors for high-speed 100G applications. We believe the company’s technologies are well-suited for data rates in optical networks beyond 100G as well. We also believe this acquisition can enhance our ability to provide customers with innovative and technologically advanced optical communication products, which can benefit our customers as they strive to accelerate the delivery of scalable high-speed and high-bandwidth connectivity.”NeoPhotonics and LAPIS Semiconductor OCU have been collaborating on high-speed coherent technology development for the last four years, Jenks also revealed. NeoPhotonics plans to combine and operate the new assets business as NeoPhotonics Semiconductor GK in its current location near Tokyo.Preliminary unaudited pro forma financial information the management of LAPIS Semiconductor has provided indicate OCU had revenue of approximately $45 million for the first nine months ended September 30, 2012. For the same period, approximately 30% of revenue attributable to OCU was from network equipment manufacturers that are also customers of NeoPhotonics, another approximately 6% of revenue came from NeoPhotonics, and the remainder derived from other optical module manufacturers and test and measurement customers.NeoPhotonics estimates the addition of the OCU will be accretive to the company’s adjusted EBITDA within the first year following the transaction. The board of directors of each company has approved the deal, and the parties expect the transaction to close in the second quarter or sooner. Completion of the transaction is subject to various customary closing conditions.
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