Fujitsu Optical Components has announced that they will have a CFP2 Analog Coherent Optics (CFP2-ACO) chip ready for release in the third quarter of this year.
The CFP2-ACO should support 100 Gbps via coherent transmission technology for the metro application. The ACO design moves the digital signal processing (DSP) ASIC from the module to the line card. This design provides a smaller, lower power approach that increases line card density.
What does this mean? Lower priced, higher bandwidth optical transmission systems are on the way.
For more details, see the Fujitsu release at http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/group/foc/en/resources/news/press-releases/2015/20150319-3.html
For information on Fujitsu’s FlashWave products, see http://www.fujitsu.com/ca/en/products/network/products/