Entries by Leah Wilkinson

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 […]

OIF to Lead “Co-Packaged Optics – Why, What and How” Live Webinar Event; Industry Experts to Provide Perspectives on Co-Packaged Optics Challenges and Opportunities

In partnership with Lightwave, the free online event will feature industry-leading experts from end-users, equipment developers and component vendors Fremont, Calif.—September 21, 2020 – Recognizing the high-level of industry interest in co-packaging of optics with ASICs and the need for industry discussion and collaboration, OIF will hold a public webinar “Co-Packaged Optics – Why, What and […]

OIF Approves CEI-224G Development Project, Reviews Co-packaging of Optics with ASICs Workshop, Announces Optical Module Management Interface Survey Results at Q3 Meeting

Fremont, Calif.—August 26, 2020 – OIF members continued to drive industry interoperability efforts forward during the Q3 2020 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held August 3-7. This quarter’s virtual meeting resulted in the approval of the CEI (Common Electrical I/O) -224G Development Project, a wrap-up of the “Co-packaging of Optics with ASICs” members-only workshop that […]

OIF Launches Optical Module Management Interface Survey, Solicits Industry Input

Survey to gather industry opinion regarding evolution of optical module management Fremont, Calif.—July 1, 2020 – There is ongoing evolution of form factors and a trend for modules to incorporate data processing and programmable module functions. However, there is increasing consensus that the intrinsic restrictions of throughput and data organization will not scale well into […]

OIF Announces Participants in 2020 Joint Network Operator, Multi-Vendor Transport SDN API Interoperability Demonstration

Interoperability is vital to facilitating operator deployment of SDN and accelerating transport network transformation for the 5G era Fremont, Calif. —June 16, 2020 – Leading the acceleration of the commercialization of transport SDN worldwide and transport network transformation for the 5G era, OIF today announced plans for its 2020 Transport SDN Application Programming Interface (API) […]

OIF Announces 224 Gbps Project Preview, Election Results, Upcoming Webinars and Integrated Packet Optical SDN Implementation Agreement at Q2 Virtual Meeting

Fremont, Calif.—June 4, 2020 – OIF’s Q2 2020 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held virtually May 11-15, resulted in a preview of a proposed 224 Gbps project, election results, upcoming webinar announcements and the release of the Integrated Packet Optical SDN Implementation Agreement (IA). NEW PROJECT PREVIEW – 224 Gbps PROJECT START PROPOSAL The next […]

OIF to Present “Cu (see you) Beyond 112 Gbps” Webinar to Debate Requirements for Next Generation Electrical Interconnects, including Networking Trends and Cloud Scale Applications

The online event, in partnership with Lightwave and Electronic Design, will feature a dynamic discussion between end-users, equipment developers and component suppliers Fremont, Calif.—June 1, 2020 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, will hold a webinar “Cu (see you) Beyond 112 Gbps” on Thursday, June 18th at 7am PDT/9am CDT/10am […]

OIF Publishes Implementation Agreement for 400ZR Coherent Optical Interface

Spec addresses 400ZR multi-vendor interoperability required for cloud scale data center interconnect (DCI) Fremont, Calif.—April 29, 2020 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced it has published the Implementation Agreement (IA) for a 400ZR coherent optical interface. The document is available now for all to download. This IA, the […]

OIF Completes Coherent Common Management Interface Specification (C-CMIS) Implementation Agreement for Management of Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) Modules

Initial release is focused on supporting 400ZR Fremont, Calif.—March 3, 2020 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced the completion of the Coherent Common Management Interface Specification (C-CMIS) Implementation Agreement (IA). This IA serves as an extension to the CMIS (QSFP-DD/OSFP/COBO) management specification, specifically targeting DCO modules. “The C-CMIS […]

OIF Members to Showcase Innovation and Interoperability Solutions for the Industry’s Most Critical Challenges at OFC 2020

Interoperability demos on 400ZR, CEI-112G, FlexE and IC-TROSA; OIF experts to lead panel discussions and OIF to Host “Cu (see you) Beyond 112 Gbps” Workshop Fremont, Calif.—February 18, 2020 – OIF will host one of the largest interoperability demos in its history reflecting the ongoing significance of OIF’s work in addressing global network challenges. Twenty […]

OIF to Host “Cu (see you) Beyond 112 Gbps” Workshop at OFC 2020

Workshop will feature leading end-users, equipment developers, and component suppliers discussing the needs and challenges for electrical interfaces beyond 112 Gbps Fremont, Calif.—February 4, 2020 – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, will hold a half-day workshop “Cu (see you) Beyond 112 Gbps” on Thursday, March 12 during OFC 2020 in […]

OIF Thought Leaders Offer CEI-112G Project Update at DesignCon 2020

Panel of electrical interface experts will showcase OIF’s latest work on multiple interfaces including CEI-112G MCM, XSR, VSR, MR and LR for 112 Gbps applications Fremont, Calif. —January 14, 2020 – OIF industry leaders will present and discuss OIF’s ongoing CEI-112G electrical interface development projects, and the new architectures they will enable including chiplet packaging, […]