EINDHOVEN, 18 September 2017. EFFECT Photonics announces sampling of its narrow-band tunable DWDM optical transceivers targeted at Next Generation Mobile Networks.
As the capacity needed in cell towers soars with the latest Cloud RAN architectures, Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing is required, delivering 40 or even 80 wavelengths on the fibre. This brings challenges in operational complexity to manage this many part codes from supply chain and deployment to the cell towers. Tunable wavelength lasers can solve this, but traditional full-band tunable modules are too expensive for this application.
Leveraging its optical System-on-Chip technology with advanced photonic integration and low-cost packaging, EFFECT Photonics provides an optimised solution dramatically reducing the number of part-codes at a cost point which meets the needs of Mobile networks.
EFFECT combines many optical functions within its PIC platform including, tunable lasers, MZI modulators, waveguides, SOAs, photodetectors, along with integrated wavelength locker to simplify the manufacturing process through integration. This coupled with EFFECT’s low-cost packaging enables the ability to scale in volume cost effectively.
CEO James Regan commented, “We are addressing the need for low cost tunability at the edges of the network by integrating the optical functions and simplifying packaging. This approach enables us to support our customers by reducing inventory and sparing costs by more than 90%.”
Recently voted winner of the PIC International award for Advances in Photonic Integration, is combining the performance and tunability of indium phosphide with the cost point of full optical integration to deliver transceiver solutions to industry standard module formats which provide savings in operational costs and Capex to Data Centre operators.
EFFECT will be exhibiting at ECOC 2017 (stand #549) which takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, between 18-20 September 2017, and will be running a demo of its optical SoC technology.
See us at ECOC 2017 stand #549