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Linecard paves way for next-generation telecoms

Posted: 19 Sep 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:linecard  telecom  network 

Finisar Corp. demonstrates the 2x1xN two-slot ROADM linecard with the company's Flexgrid capabilities for route and select architectures in core or metro telecom networks. The linecard has a high port-count Flexgrid Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) and a high speed parallel scanning Flexgrid Optical Channel Monitor (OCM).

The linecard is said to increase system performance while cutting power consumption, enabling carriers to increase transmission faceplate density. ROADM linecard features include hitless channel expansion and contraction to accommodate changes in traffic patterns, which may be initiated by the carrier, such as switching from a 100Gbit/s data stream to a super-channel data stream.

The company also offers customised solutions for telecom OEMs based on the ROADM linecard. Designs usually focus on slim and compact linecards that reduce the number of chassis slots required in a given application. These designs are said to enable OEM customers to offer more compact linecards requiring fewer chassis slots than traditional approaches making slots available for revenue-generating transceiver and transponder cards.





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