Entries by Leah Wilkinson

OIF Experts to Discuss Overcoming Implementation Challenges to Enable Interoperability, Open Optical Networking at NGON & DCI World 2022

Fremont, Calif. – OIF experts to present project updates, discuss overcoming implementation challenges through interoperability and open optical networking and disaggregation at NGON & DCI World 2022 being held in Barcelona, Spain June 21–23, 2022. Speakers will give an overview of OIF’s 400ZR work, including results from a recent interoperability demonstration, co-packaging, Common Management Interface […]

OIF Releases Common Electrical I/O (CEI) 5.0 Implementation Agreement Reinforcing Leadership in Next-Generation Channel Definition

New specifications will enable a broad range of applications Fremont, Calif. – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, has published a new Implementation Agreement (IA) for Common Electrical I/O (CEI) 5.0 specifying the next generation of 112Gb/s electrical interconnects. The IA specifies transmitter, receiver and channel requirements associated with Extra Short […]

OIF Releases New Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) Implementation Agreement and Launches New CMIS Project at Q2 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting

Fremont, Calif.—OIF’s Q2 2022 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held in person and virtually May 10-12, 2022 in Porto, Portugal, resulted in the release of a Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) Implementation Agreement (IA) and the initiation of a new CMIS project. CMIS provides a well-defined mechanism to initialize and manage optical and copper modules […]

OIF to Provide Update on Electrical Interface Projects at DesignCon 2022; Industry thought leaders will provide an overview of OIF’s lessons learned on CEI 112G and progress on 224G (Gbps)

Fremont, Calif. – Over the last 20+ years, OIF’s interoperable electrical interface specifications known as CEI (common electrical I/O) have been adopted across many applications to become critical building blocks for several industry standards and platforms. At this year’s DesignCon, April 5-7, 2022, in Santa Clara, CA, OIF experts will discuss its seven ongoing CEI-112G […]

OIF Q1 2022 Member Meeting Results in New CEI and CMIS Projects, Working Group Election

Dave Stauffer re-elected as Chair of OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Fremont, Calif.—March 16, 2022 – Highlights from OIF’s first member meeting of the year include four new Common Electrical I/O (CEI) projects, two new Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) project launches, an OIF Working Group election, and an industry talk from Scott […]

OIF Members Demonstrate How Interoperability Accelerates Solutions for Today’s and Future Global Networks at OFC 2022

Nearly 30 companies will highlight 400ZR interoperability; Co-Packaging architectures; CEI-112 channels; CMIS implementations and FlexE definitions Fremont, Calif. – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, will host its largest demonstration of interoperable optical networking solutions to date at this year’s OFC 2022 in San Diego, March 8-10, 2022. Industry experts will […]

OIF Launches CEI-224G Framework Project White Paper for Next-Generation Data Rate Systems

The resulting white paper summarizes the consensus findings and guides OIF project starts for future CEI 224 Gbps clauses addressing specific reaches and architectures Fremont, Calif.— As the industry looks forward to higher data rates and increased throughput for the next generation of systems based on 224 Gbps per lane, new specifications and technologies will […]

OIF Releases Co-Packaging Framework Implementation Agreement

Framework serves as foundation for industry consensus on co-packaging with ASICs Fremont, Calif. – OIF, the global industry forum accelerating market adoption of advanced interoperable optical networking solutions, today announced the release of a framework Implementation Agreement (IA) for co-packaging, identifying the critical co-packaged applications and their requirements and charting a path for interoperability standards. OIF’s […]

OIF to Present “Co-Packaging Standardization Progress” Webinar to Provide Updates on Overcoming Implementation Challenges to Enable Interoperability

In partnership with Lightwave, the online event will feature a discussion between end-users, equipment developers and component vendors Fremont, Calif. – OIF continues to drive discussion and work toward industry interoperability through an upcoming webinar, “Co-Packaging Standardization Progress,” being held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 7:00am PST/9:00am CST/10:00am EST/3:00pm GMT. The free event, hosted […]

OIF Adopts Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) Work Initiated by QSFP-DD Multi-Source Agreement

Taking on the CMIS work reinforces and increases OIF’s significant value to the ecosystem    Fremont, Calif.—January 5, 2022 – OIF is expanding its role in driving industry interoperability through the addition of the Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) work initiated by the Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Multi Source Agreement (MSA).   CMIS […]

OIF Announces Board of Director Positions, Officers and Working Group Representatives

Fremont, Calif.—November 17, 2021 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced election results for its Board of Directors, Officers and Working Group representatives. Election Results Board of Directors:  Mark Filer, Google, was elected to the Board (two-year term) and was appointed as Vice President Jeff Hutchins, Ranovus, was elected to […]

OIF Reveals New Common Electrical I/O Project to Strengthen an Open Ecosystem for Near Package Optics Architecture, Launches Management Track and Facebook joins Board of Directors at Q3 2021 Virtual Meeting

Fremont, Calif.—August 27, 2021 – OIF’s Q3 2021 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held virtually August 2-6, 2021, demonstrated OIF’s leadership in next-generation channel definition by revealing a new Common Electrical I/O (CEI) project. Two projects under the Physical and Link Layer (PLL) newly formed Management track were also initiated. Jimmy Yu, vice president of […]

OIF Experts to Share CEI Expertise and Provide Channel Standards Update at DesignCon 2021

What: DesignCon 2021 panel presentation on “Interoperable Common Electrical I/O (CEI) & Channel Standards Update: An OIF Perspective” Who: Join OIF members and industry experts: Moderator: Nathan Tracy, OIF VP of Marketing, TE Connectivity Panelists: Pirooz Tooyserkani, Cisco (presenting for Gary Nicholl, OIF Secretary/Treasurer, Cisco) Mike Li, OIF Board Member, Intel Cathy Liu, Broadcom Inc. […]

OIF Announces Implementation Agreement for High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM) 2.0, Enabling Coherent Solutions to 800G and Above

New IA addresses the need for increased capacity and higher performance HB-CDM devices Fremont, Calif.—July 28, 2021 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced an Implementation Agreement (IA) for High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM) 2.0. This IA builds upon the HB-CDM 1.0 IA, released in November 2018, and […]

OIF Thought Leaders to Provide Updates on Co-Packaging, 400ZR, Electrical Data Rates and Transport SDN Projects at Global Conferences

Presenting developments on innovative projects at OFC 2021, Optinet China 2021 and China Fiber Connect Forum 2021 Fremont, Calif.—June 7, 2021 – OIF thought leaders will share insight into OIF’s interoperability work in groundbreaking technologies at some of the world’s largest global communications conferences: OFC 2021, Optinet China 2021 and China Fiber Connect Forum 2021. […]

OIF Reveals Three Innovative Projects – External Laser Small Form Factor Pluggable Module for Co-Packaged Optics, Artificial Intelligence for Enhanced Network Operations and CEI-112G-Linear – at Q2 2021 Virtual Meeting

Fremont, Calif.—May 26, 2021 – Activity was high at OIF’s Q2 2021 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held virtually May 10-14. Members initiated three new innovative projects, including a Co-Packaged Optics external laser module, Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Enhanced Network Operations and CEI-112G-Linear, in addition to announcing a network operator survey for the 2022 Networking […]

OIF Validates Maturity of Transport SDN APIs in 2020 Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration – Results published in new white paper

Successful collaborative multi-vendor demo revealed high percentage of network operator-favored use cases supported and high product maturity, identified areas for interoperability improvement Fremont, Calif. – OIF today revealed the results of its 2020 Transport SDN Application Programming Interface (API) Interoperability Demonstration in a new white paper now available here. The white paper includes details on […]

OIF Launches 800G Coherent and Co-Packaging Framework IA Projects, Elects New Board Members/Positions, Officers and Working Group Chairs

Fremont, Calif. – OIF, the global industry forum accelerating market adoption of advanced interoperable optical networking solutions, today announced the start of two new projects –  800G Coherent and Co-Packaging Framework, availability of a new FlexE for 400ZR white paper, newly elected board members/positions and working group representatives. These activities and elections took place at […]

OIF Completes Successful 2020 Joint Network Operator, Multi-Vendor Transport SDN API Interoperability Demonstration

Public webinar, read-out events planned for Q1 2021 Fremont, Calif.—December 2, 2020 – OIF today announced the completion of its multi-vendor 2020 Transport SDN Application Programming Interface (API) Interoperability Demonstration. To validate the benefits of transport SDN worldwide and transport network transformation for the 5G era, OIF members participated in a ten-week long interoperability testing […]

OIF Launches Co-Packaging Framework Implementation Agreement Project

Co-packaging of communication interfaces project establishes OIF’s leadership in this critical new area of standards for interoperability Fremont, Calif. – OIF, the global industry forum accelerating market adoption of advanced interoperable optical networking solutions, today announced the start of the Co-Packaging Framework Implementation Agreement (IA) umbrella project. The new project start approval took place during […]