Acacia’s Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) product family incorporates Acacia’s 3D Siliconization, which leverages the maturity of our silicon photonics technology and our vertical integration, and is designed to enable network operators to address increasing bandwidth demand through a simplified network architecture, reducing both capital and operational expenditures. The QSFP-DD product family is based on our 7nm DSP technology, our 3rd generation of coherent DSP supporting low-power pluggable modules, and our silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC) for an optimized co-packaged design.
The QSFP-DD module is a pluggable solution that fits into high-density switch and router client ports for optical interconnect links. Key applications of this form-factor include high-capacity coherent optical transmission over data center interconnect (DCI) edge networks, as well as access service provider network applications.
Acacia’s QSFP-DD, and similar OSFP form factor, pluggable solutions leverage its 3D Siliconization technology, which utilizes volume electronics manufacturing processes, designed to be highly scalable and reliable.
With 3D Siliconization, RF electronics are tightly coupled to the silicon photonics, resulting in improved signal integrity for these higher baud rate applications.
Bright 400ZR+ QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s Bright 400ZR+ QSFP-DD coherent optical module is designed with high optical transmitter output power greater than 0dBm for 400G transmission over ROADM line systems including those with colorless multiplexing architectures. The module adheres to interoperable protocols such as OpenZR+ and OIF 400ZR with increased flexibility to support other host ethernet rates and multiple line rates. In addition, the Bright 400ZR+ module offers high-performance operation, OTUc and OTU4 client support, and adheres to the carrier-centric Open ROADM MSA for extending 400G to metro/regional Ethernet data center and service provider ROADM networks.
400ZR QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s 400Gbps 400ZR QSFP-DD coherent optical module is designed to adhere to the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) 400ZR Implementation Agreement, an Ethernet-centric specification to optimize 400Gbps data center interconnect (DCI) edge links with reaches up to 120km using 16QAM transmission.
OpenZR+ QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s 400Gbps 400ZR QSFP-DD coherent optical module is designed to adhere to Ethernet-focused applications like OIF’s 400ZR with increased flexibility to support other host ethernet rates and multiple line rates. In addition, OpenZR+ offers high-performance operation, leveraging elements of the carrier-centric Open ROADM MSA, for longer reaches extending to metro/regional Ethernet data center and service provider network interconnects.
400G ER1 QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s 400Gbps ER1 QSFP-DD coherent optical module is similar to the 400ZR coherent module with a 40km reach. The module’s Ethernet-centric specification optimizes 400Gbps short data center interconnect (DCI) edge, enterprise, or access links with reaches up to 40km using 16QAM transmission.
400G QSFP-DD Product Family Variants
|400G ER1||400ZR||OpenZR+||Bright 400ZR+|
|Edge DCI/ |
|Link Type||Point-to-Point |
|Amplified DWDM||Amplified DWDM1||DWDM/ROADMs|
|400G @16QAM||400G @16QAM||400G @16QAM/ |
|400G @16QAM/ |
1May be applicable for ROADM line-system depending on architecture design
100G P2P Access QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s 100G QSFP-DD Point-to-Point (P2P) hot pluggable module is specifically designed for optimization in edge and access applications with unamplified links up to 120km, enabling fixed-wavelength transmission over various types of single-mode edge and access fiber links. Compared to alternative direct-detect solutions, coherent P2P solutions are extremely tolerant to fiber types, chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion (PMD), and back reflections, which simplifies operational deployment.
100G DWDM Access QSFP-DD Pluggable Coherent Optical Module
Acacia’s 100G QSFP-DD DWDM pluggable module is designed to help service providers, carriers and cable operators meet growing bandwidth demands in edge and access networks. It is also designed to provide a scalable traffic aggregation solution, as well as an upgrade path to migrate from existing 10G WDM networks to higher-performing 100G DWDM coherent links for new architectures in access networks, such as cable/fiber deep and 5G wireless X-haul applications.