Pirelli to Demo 200 Km Interoperability Between XFP and MSA 300-Pin Duobinary Transponder at OFC/NFOEC 2007
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Pirelli Broadband Solutions
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Press release date: March 21, 2007
New long reach transmission technology eliminates need for dispersion compensation, allowing carriers to simplify network design and reduce system costs
Milan, Italy - 21 March 2007 - Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband access and photonics company within the Pirelli Group, today announced that it will demonstrate for the first time the interoperability between its MSA 300-pin Duobinary Transponder and its ultra-long reach DWDM XFP32 Transceiver at OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA. Pirelli will also bring its complete range of tunable and pluggable solutions to the show.
Visitors to the Pirelli booth (no. 3011) will see demonstrated a 200km reach XFP transceiver and an MSA 300-pin duobinary transponder working together through 200km of standard single mode fiber without using dispersion compensation units. The demo will include two signal generators, showing standard signal quality between Pirelli's XFP and its MSA 300-pin transponder over 200km fiber. The demonstration is believed to be the first time that modules of this kind have been interoperable. "Pirelli's technology enables service providers to design flexible networks covering in excess of 200km without the use of expensive dispersion compensation, simplifying network design and reducing CAPEX and OPEX for carriers," said Luis Tondi, VP Business Development for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. "With our new High Dispersion Tolerant XFP32, carriers can eliminate the need to pre-provision for dispersion compensation, enabling them to easily reconfigure their networks in the future without the need to dispatch people to the field to redeploy dispersion compensation units."
Other products on display in the Pirelli booth will include: Lyte WDM Metro Access and Metro Core System, a low-cost, expandable CWDM platform; Pirelli Dynamically Tunable Laser (DTL), an external cavity laser in a standard butterfly package designed for DWDM optical network systems; Pirelli ITLA, a compact module with built-in tunable laser and control electronics; Pirelli High Power DWDM XFP16; and the Pirelli MSA 300PIN NRZ transponder module.
1. The XFP family includes an extensive portfolio of modules featuring high output power and a wide range of dispersion tolerance levels for longer distances, 80 to 200 km+. This range allows customers to optimize the cost-performance ratio across different networks, including metro and regional.
2. Pirelli's 300-pin tunable transponder product family is MSA compliant and allows tuning over the entire C or L band. In addition to the newly qualified dynamically tunable laser, the products include either a PIN or an APD receiver and optical dispersion compensation techniques, and are designed for metro and long haul DWDM networks, with dispersion reach of 80 to 350+km. The portfolio features products with different modulation formats, including standard NRZ, negative-chirp NRZ, Duobinary, and high dispersion tolerance.
About Pirelli Broadband Solutions
Pirelli Broadband Solutions is the Company within the Pirelli Group specializing in broadband access technology and photonics. The Access division provides a range of broadband CPE including access gateways, set-top boxes, multiple handsets, and a remote management system; while the Photonics division leverages nanotechnology and its use of tunable and pluggable solutions to deliver multi-wavelength components, modules and subsystems including tunable lasers, RoF, GPON Triplexers, and a CWDM metro access system. In 2006, Pirelli Broadband Solutions posted sales of 129.4 million euros, with a 15.3% growth compared with the previous year. For additional information, visit www.pirelli.com.
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