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OIF sets its sights on 100G

Members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) have initiated a Next Generation Interconnect Framework project which explores various applications spaces for high speed optical and/or electrical interconnect and identifies the necessary...


August 24, 2011  


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Members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) have initiated a Next Generation Interconnect Framework project which explores various applications spaces for high speed optical and/or electrical interconnect and identifies the necessary elements for follow on implementation agreements (IA).

The OIF also started a new 100G project to address next generation integrated coherent receiver targeting lower cost, higher density applications as well as a third project addressing multi-link gearbox (MLG) for 100G client side signaling.

“All three of these projects are critical to the industry to support 100G and beyond,” said Rod Smith of TE Connectivity and an OIF co-chair.

“As the industry transitions to 100G and beyond, new agreements are needed to support the higher data rates through smaller form factors and reduced power consumption.”