Jabil Photonics trials unamplified links with 100G/200G CFP2 DCO module

Created October 3, 2020
Technologies and Products

Jabil Inc, a provider of customised end-to-end design, manufacturing and test solutions for optical communications products, has successfully completed live network trials for the application of 100G in unamplified metro regional link scenarios. Powered by Jabil Photonics’ GA CFP2 Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) 100G/200G module, the first network scenario showcased an unamplified metro Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) point-to-point link with 8 channels at 100Gbps rate with the module achieving a 32dB error-free link (approximately 130Km single mode fibre) using the 100G Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) with Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) mode enablement.

The second network scenario for the same CFP2 DCO module involved a single channel 100Gb/s application reaching a 38dB 100G error-free link (more than 150Km single mode fibre) with the same working mode.

“The success of these network scenario trials demonstrates that Jabil’s module design can achieve these significant results, positioning the 100G/200G CFP2 DCO module as an optimised solution for unamplified metro datacenter interconnect and 5G networks,” said Stefano Schiavoni, vice president and general manager of Jabil’s Photonics business unit.

The CFP2 DCO module is available within Jabil Photonics’ sub-system portfolio and is under qualification at various customer laboratories.

For more information, visit www.jabil.com



This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.