The company says its Steelerton DSP, features miniaturised ultralow power dissipation, typically of 2 W, was designed specifically to enable 100 Gbps digital coherent optics (DCO) in a pluggable QSFP28 format.
For those not in the know, QSFP28 is one of the most widely deployed 100 Gbps transceiver form factors in networking.
II-VI Vice President Matthias Berger said the Steelerton DSP will bring 100 Gbps QSFP28-DCO transceivers into the mainstream in access networks.
“It’s a breakthrough solution that enables wide-scale deployment of full C-band tunable coherent transceivers into QSFP28 ports, of which there are tens of millions in service. The Steelerton DSP is less than one-fifth the size and consumes less than half the power of any other 100 Gbps coherent DSP commercially available,” he said.