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100G Lambda MSA to Define Specification for Next Generation Optical Links

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The 100G Lambda Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group has announced their intent to develop specifications based on 100 Gbps per wavelength optical technology. Under the MSA, participating companies are addressing the technical challenges of achieving optical interfaces utilizing 100 Gbps per wavelength technology ensuring optical interoperability for transceivers and interfaces produced by different manufacturers and in various form factors. These new optical specifications target the next generation of networking equipment that is required to address the industry's ever growing need for bandwidth.

The 100G Lambda MSA Group founding members include: Alibaba, Arista Networks, Broadcom, Ciena, Cisco, Finisar, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inphi, Intel, Juniper Networks, Lumentum, Luxtera, MACOM, MaxLinear, Microsoft, Molex, NeoPhotonics, Nokia, Oclaro, Semtech, Source Photonics, and Sumitomo Electric.

The new interfaces defined by the 100G Lambda MSA double the speed per wavelength for 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps applications. To complement the 100 Gbps (100GBASE-DR) and 400 Gbps (400GBASE-DR4) 500 m reach interfaces currently being defined by IEEE P802.3, the 100G Lambda MSA is focused on reaches of 2 km and 10 km over duplex single-mode fiber. By focusing on 100 Gbps per wavelength, the 100G Lambda MSA is providing a technology platform required for next generation networking equipment.

Please visit www.100GLambda.com for more information about the 100G Lambda MSA.

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