OIF shows 56G electrical interfaces & CFP2-ACO

Gazettayte, Roy Rubenstein Wednesday, March 25, 2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is using the OFC exhibition taking place in Los Angeles this week to showcase the first electrical interfaces running at 56 Gigabit. Coherent optics in a CFP2 pluggable module is also being demonstrated. “The most important thing for everyone is power consumption on […]

OIF’s FlexEthernet Project Targets DCI

News Analysis, Light Reading Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large February 12, 2015 Internet content providers and other network operators are looking for much fatter connections between their data centers than the current Ethernet service definitions can provide. So the Optical Internetworking Forum is stepping up with a new project to define more flexible Ethernet options for using […]

Ethernet speed tuning goal of OIF FlexEthernet project

Author Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave February 12, 2015 Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members decided last month at their first quarter 2015 meeting to launch a project that would enable systems designers and their customers to tune the transmission speeds of their Ethernet equipment to rates not specified in existing Ethernet standards. […]