Oclaro, Inc.
Mar 17, 2015

Oclaro Delivers Second Generation Tunable SFP+ Module

- New Tunable SFP+ Module for 85 Degrees Celsius Operation is Now Sampling to Customers
- Best-in-Class Power Consumption
- Paves the Way for Tunable Modules to be Used in Fiber-to-the-Home and Wireless Fronthaul Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced the sampling of its second-generation tunable SFP+ module operating at very high temperatures of up to 85 degrees Celsius with very low power consumption. Building on Oclaro's strong history of 10G tunable DWDM products, the new tunable SFP+ module delivers the size and power needed for next generation data center, metro and regional optical networks. It also serves as a building block for emerging new applications such as fiber-to-the-home and 4G/5G LTE wireless fronthaul networks that might require DWDM functionality in the future.

Tunable SFP+ modules are important building blocks for next generation network equipment because they can reduce the size and power consumption for 10G connections while supporting the network operators' rapidly increasing bandwidth capacity needs driven by data-intense applications. As an established leader in this market, Oclaro has been shipping its first generation tunable SFP+ module in volume production since the fall of 2014 and is now sampling this second generation module to key customers. The company will be showcasing its complete line of tunable laser products at the upcoming Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) in the Oclaro booth #2011.

"In order to effectively address the bandwidth bottlenecks in the network caused by increased internet and mobile traffic, our customers are under constant pressure to deliver higher-density line cards operating at high temperatures without sacrificing power and performance," said Yves LeMaitre, President of Optical Connectivity Business at Oclaro. "Our tunable SFP+ modules solve these pain points by leveraging Oclaro's indium phosphide leadership in photonic integration to achieve market leading performance across a wide temperature range, and it also positions us well for future high-volume applications where low cost and operation at high temperatures are of the essence."

About the Tunable 10G Wideband SFP+ Module
Sampling today, Oclaro's second-generation tunable SFP+ module is fully compliant with the SFP MSA form factor, operates below 1.5W from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius, and supports extended temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius with a maximum power consumption of 1.8W.  Because tunable lasers enable network operators to easily switch between different wavelengths in order to optimize network performance, they have been rapidly replacing fixed wavelength DWDM-XFP/SFP+ or tunable XFP in metro WDM networks. 

Key features of the tunable SFP+ module include:

  • Operates below 1.5W throughout 0-70 degrees Celsius w/o CDR
  • Supports extended temperature up to 85 degrees Celsius with maximum 1.8W power consumption
  • Supports high Tx power (up to +1.2dBm)
  • Supports SONET/SDH applications with CDR version
  • The broad tunable SFP+ portfolio also includes zero chirp, L-band, and PIN ROSA variants
  • Multi-rate operation: 9.95 Gbit/s to 11.3 Gbit/s
  • Tunable across the full C-band with 96 channels on the ITU-T 50GHz grid
  • APD photo detector supporting limiting or linear electrical interfaces

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro's solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit www.oclaro.com or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

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