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Source Photonics Announces a Suite of 400G Client Transceivers for Datacenter and Telecom Applications
[March 12, 2018]

Source Photonics Announces a Suite of 400G Client Transceivers for Datacenter and Telecom Applications

Source (News - Alert) Photonics, a leading vendor of optical connectivity products for Access and Datacom applications, today announced its range of 400G Client transceivers including the 400G QSFP-DD FR8/LR8 module for Datacenter applications and the 400G CFP8 FR8/LR8 module for Telecom applications.

The 400G QSFP-DD is designed to be compliant with the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3bs 400GBASE- LR8/FR8 and QSFP-DD MSA specifications for links up to 10 km. The 400G CFP8 FR8/LR8 is designed to be compliant with the IEEE 802.3bs 400GBASE- LR8/FR8 and CFP MSA specifications for links up to 10 km.

"We are proving to the market that multiple 400G offerings will be available in the short term to support connectivity between transport, routing and switching equipment. Operators can now believe a strong foundation exists to plan network upgrades," says Ed Ulrichs, Director of PLM at Source Photonics. "Both of these transceivers will be available for customer samples in early Q2 2018," continued Mr. Ulrichs.

Source Photonics will demonstrate an error-free link between their 400G QSFP-DD LR8 and 400G CFP8 LR8 at OFC 2018 from March 13-15, proving that links up to 10km can soon upgrade frm 100G to 400G, therefore significantly reducing total cost of ownership in the aggregation layer.

"We have successfully integrated our industry-leading signal integrity work with novel optical coupling concepts to demonstrate the highest density optical transceiver ever. Since we use a common manufacturing platform with our 100G products, we are confident we will be the first in the market to scale this platform," says Sheng Zhang, Chief Scientist at Source Photonics.

In addition to the 400G product announcements, Source Photonics will showcase a wide range of optical connectivity products including AOCs, 100G QSFP28 SR4, CWDM4, LR4, OTU4, and ER4 Lite, and 400G QSFP-DD SR8 modules at OFC booth number 3921. For more information about these products, please visit

About Source Photonics

Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in data centers, metro, and access networks. We invent next-generation solutions to provide customers with enabling technologies to support the rapidly increasing demands of cloud infrastructure, wireless communications, routing, and fiber-to-the-premises worldwide. Source Photonics is headquartered in West Hills, California, with manufacturing facilities, R&D, and sales offices worldwide.

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