Entries by Leah Wilkinson

OIF Hosts Largest Ever Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration of the Solutions Accelerating Next-Generation Capabilities at OFC 2023; Celebrates 25 Years of Interoperability Work

More than 30 global companies will participate in this year’s interoperability demo in four areas – 400ZR; Co-Packaging architectures, CEI-112G & CEI-224G and CMIS implementations Fremont, Calif. – OIF, celebrating 25 years of getting the optical networking industry’s interoperability work done, is hosting the largest ever multi-vendor interoperability demonstration at OFC 2023, March 7-9 in […]

OIF Marks 25th Anniversary, Launches New Physical & Link Layer Working Group Electrical Project and Adds 112G VSR Clause to CEI 5.0 IA at Q1 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting

The meeting hosted leading analysts from 650 Group and LightCounting as guest speakers giving member participants direct access to research, forecasting of industry growth and the impact of OIF’s work Fremont, Calif.—January 23, 2023 – OIF’s first Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting of the year kicked off a year-long celebration of OIF’s 25th anniversary, the […]

OIF Q4 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting Results in Working Group Chair Re-Elections, White Paper, and 400ZR Demo Survey Availability

Guest speaker from Hawaiian Telcom shared an overview of its network investment, and its continued efforts to push the network edge closer to the customer Fremont, Calif.—November 22, 2022 – OIF’s Q4 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held in person and virtually November 1-3, 2022, in Kona, Hawaii, included guest speaker Francis Alueta, Hawaiian Telcom and resulted […]

OIF to Present “Co-Packaging: Charting the Path Ahead” Webinar Providing an Update on Industry Activities and the Developing Ecosystem

In partnership with Lightwave, the event will feature viewpoints from academia and industry experts, and a live Q&A Fremont, Calif.—November 15, 2022 – OIF is driving discussion on co-packaging interoperability efforts in an upcoming webinar, “Co-Packaging: Charting the Path Ahead” being held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00am PST/10:00am CST/11:00am EST/4:00pm GMT. The free […]

OIF Announces 2022-2023 Board of Director Positions and Officers

Fremont, Calif.—OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors and Officers. The Technical Committee and Market Awareness & Education Committee Chairs were elected in person at the hybrid Q322 Technical Committee Meeting in Toronto, Canada, while the Board positions were elected via email ballot. The […]

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. […]