First fully integrated test product for pluggable 800G transceivers

19-05-2021 | Viavi Solutions | Subs & Systems

Viavi Solutions has expanded the VIAVI ONT solution portfolio with the 800G FLEX XPM Module, claimed to be the industry’s first fully-integrated test product for pluggable 800G transceivers that employ 100G electrical lane speed, with integrated test applications. The module serves the current peak of practical optical networking speeds, and as network traffic continues to surge, fast becoming part of operators’ upgrade plans.

The module offers a wide variety of critical test and measurement capabilities that manufacturers require to design and validate 800G optical modules based on 100G electrical signalling. The module has been created for IC development and validation test, 800G transponder testing and vendor selection, system verification test, and manufacturing test. Main features include support for 2x400GE, 8x100GE, 4x200GE and 1x800G unframed; dynamic skew; FEC validation; and automation integration with the VIAVI ONT family.

“Working with the major equipment manufacturers and service providers around the globe, we’ve seen clearly that 800G is moving faster toward implementation than it was a year ago,” said Tom Fawcett, vice president and general manager, Lab and Production Business Unit, VIAVI. “VIAVI’s leadership in optical network test ensures that these customers can rely on our solution for the critical validation of conformance, performance and interoperability, helping them with speed to market.”

By Natasha Shek