Evolutionary Innovation at the Heart of Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019 Demo

As race to Ethernet’s Holy Grail tightens, interactive demo puts
diverse array of disruptive 10 – 400G solutions, FlexE, and multi-booth
400G network on display

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EAOFC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#EAOFClt;/agt;–The Ethernet
Alliance
, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and
advancement of Ethernet technologies, today released details of its
upcoming demo at the 2019
Optical Networking and Communication Conference and Exhibition
(OFC
2019). Backed by 21 member companies, the organization’s display
captures key disruptive Ethernet technologies, including interoperable
10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 400GbE solutions, increasingly mature PAM4
technologies, and a live 400GbE network spanning a half-dozen booths.
The interactive demo, available for viewing from March 5 – 7, 2019 in
booth 4749 on the OFC 2019 expo floor, highlights the growing diversity
and maturity of the next generation of Ethernet.

“Ethernet brings the whole package to the table. Whether your sweet spot
is 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, or even 400GbE, the
Ethernet family of solutions is flexible enough to accommodate your
needs,” said David J. Rodgers, chair, conference events committee,
Ethernet Alliance; and senior product marketing manager, Teledyne
LeCroy, Inc. “The Ethernet Alliance continues to spearhead the Ethernet
ecosystem’s commitment to unyielding interoperability, and our demo
represents a perfect proof-of-concept, whether you’re talking switches,
routers, copper, optical, or test and measurement solutions. We’re
excited to be at OFC 2019 with the support of so many of our
market-leading member companies.”

Incorporating numerous products and solutions at speeds of 10GbE up to
400GbE for multiple interconnects and media types, the Ethernet
Alliance’s live demo emphasizes Ethernet’s mounting diversity and
continued expansion. The yearly display includes state-of-the-art
network switches and routers, both electrical and optical PAM4
technologies, optical transceivers and fiber interconnects, and direct
attach copper (DAC) cabling and connectors. It also features the latest
in test and measurement tools, traffic generators, and mesh assemblies,
and showcases Ethernet’s capacity for interoperating between disparate
interfaces and form factors. The exhibit also features a live 400GbE
network spanning eight booths across the OFC 2019 expo floor, as well as
a Flex Ethernet (FlexE) demo.

In a near record-breaking showing of support, the Ethernet Alliance OFC
2019 demo integrates a broad array of technologies and equipment from 21
of its member companies, including Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH);
Anritsu Corporation (TYO: 6754);
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET);
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO);
Credo Semiconductor, Inc. ; EXFO, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO);
Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR);
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC);
Ixia / Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS);
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR);
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE);
Nexans S.A. (EPA: NEX);
Panduit Corp.; Source Photonics Inc.; Spectra7 Microsystems Ltd. (TSX: SEV);
Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT);
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL);
Tektronix, Inc.; Teledyne LeCroy, Inc. (NYSE: TDY);
VIAVI Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV);
and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX).

Beyond its live multivendor interoperability demo, the Ethernet Alliance
is also hosting a panel entitled Interoperability
– the Foundation of Ethernet Success
. Moderated by Mr. Rodgers,
featured panelists Dr. Paul Brooks of VIAVI Solutions; David Chalupsky
of Intel Corporation; Matt Traverso of Cisco Systems; and Rakesh
Sambaraju of Nexans S.A. will address the evolution of Ethernet
interoperability testing, among other topics. The presentation begins at
10:15am PST on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Theatre II, Hall E.

The 2019 edition of the Ethernet Alliance Ethernet Roadmap will also
make its debut during the organization’s reception taking place
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00pm PST in booth 4749.
Reflecting updated information and the latest advancements, the map
details Ethernet’s progress toward terabit speeds. With the tightening
race to achieving Ethernet’s Holy Grail of true 100GbE SFP still
ongoing, the Ethernet Alliance will be conferring its Ethernet Holy Cup
awards on Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI);
InnoLight Technology (Suzhou) Ltd.; Oclaro Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR);
Source Photonics, Inc.; and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (TYO: 5802),
each of which successfully
demonstrated
single-lambda 100GbE in Quad Small Form-factor
Pluggable module (QSFP28).

“Ethernet encompasses a vibrant ecosystem of technologies integrating
seamlessly to deliver the robust connectivity demanded by emerging
markets and applications. The drive toward tomorrow’s higher speed
networks is being enabled by Ethernet’s multi-vendor interoperability,”
said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance. “And even as networks
grow larger and faster, Ethernet is successfully meeting the multivendor
challenges of these networks head-on. The Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019
demo illustrates that Ethernet has not only the horsepower needed to
support next-generation networks, but is mature enough to do so reliably
and cost-effectively.”

To follow the latest Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019 news and events, please
follow #EAOFC19
and #EthernetRoadmap
on Twitter. To experience the Ethernet Alliance live multi-vendor demo
at OFC 2019, please visit booth number 4749 on the expo floor.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org,
follow @EthernetAllianc
on Twitter, visit its Facebook
page, or join its LinkedIn
group.

About
the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts, and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion
of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards
to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new
Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.
The organization’s plans for 2019 may be found at https://ethernetalliance.org/member-events/.

Additional Quotes:

“Amphenol is once again participating in Ethernet Alliance’s live demo
at the OFC exhibition for the tenth year. We are proud to be involved,
as the OFC Conference is one of the nation’s premier optical events. The
Ethernet Alliance booth is a great place for designers and end users
alike to get up-to-date information on the latest GbE products in both
live and static displays.

Amphenol will be demonstrating our world class 25GbE SFP+, 40GbE QSFP+,
100GbE, 200GbE and our latest 400Gb OSFP and QSFP-DD interconnect
systems. Amphenol will showcase our passive copper cables and our
latest Active Optical Cable assemblies (AOC’s). This year we are excited
to also be showing our receptacles, cages and copper cables. In Addition
we will be showcasing a new offering of High Density (HD) rack mount
optical connectivity panels and trunk cable solutions designed to
increase density to improve cable routing and tray congestion.” – Greg
McSorley, technical business development manager, Amphenol High-Speed
Cables

“Anritsu is excited to partner with fellow Ethernet Alliance members in
demonstrating leading-edge interoperability among high-speed network
equipment and interconnect manufacturers from 10Gbps to 400Gbps. As a
world-class leader in optical transport and data network testing
solutions, Anritsu welcomes its role in the Ethernet Alliance
demonstrations at OFC 2019, as it enables us to showcase our test
capabilities alongside market leaders in their respective industry
segments in a true, real-world application.” – Daniel Gonzalez,
business development manager, Anritsu

“Arista is pleased to be part of the Ethernet Alliance demonstrating
multi-vendor interoperability with Arista’s 7060X4 Series, offering a
wide range of connectivity options. Interoperability between
industry-standard optics and cables is essential for 400G adoption.
Transitioning from 100G to 400G systems enables hyper scale cloud
companies to realize greater network efficiency for video, storage, AI
and machine learning applications.” – Christophe Metivier,
vice president manufacturing and platform engineering, Arista Networks

“Credo is excited to be a new Ethernet Alliance member and proud to
participate in the Ethernet Alliance OFC2019 booth demonstrations. We
are showcasing 112Gbps single lane rate electrical transmission through
a two meter copper cable. 112Gbps per lambda optical connectivity is
ramping in production this year. This 112Gbps electrical demonstration
with our low power, 16nm technology shows the readiness of the industry
to move quickly to 112Gbps end-to-end platform deployments.” – Jeff
Twombly, vice president, marketing and business development, Credo

“Together with Ethernet Alliance and collaborating industry partners,
EXFO is proud to participate in several exciting interoperability
demonstrations at OFC 2019 showing how emerging technologies are ready
for prime time. Live demos will showcase: 400G Ethernet traffic using
multiple interfaces including QSFP-DD and OSFP, a 400G FlexE
interconnection between multiple booths, 100G testing (including 25G)
featuring the latest interface types as well as a 100G link using BiDi
technology. Each demo is facilitated by our unique Open Transceiver
System (OTS) – a modular system that enables our existing test platforms
to handle current and future high-speed transceiver technologies,
extends the life of EXFO test equipment and reduces CAPEX and total cost
of ownership for our customers.” – Stéphane Chabot, vice president,
test and measurement, EXFO

“As an industry leader, Finisar is proud to participate in several very
exciting collaborative demonstrations in the Ethernet Alliance booth at
OFC 2019. Together with industry partners Arista, Cisco, EXFO, Juniper,
Spirent, VIAVI, and Xilinx the extensive demonstration will showcase
Finisar’s 400G-LR8 QSFP-DD and CFP8 modules and also Finisar’s 100G-FR,
CWDM4 and LR4 QSFP28 modules. During this demonstration, 12.8T switches
from leading OEM vendors will be deployed in conjunction with equipment
from Xilinx and leading test equipment providers to establish 400GE and
FlexE links between the EA booth, OIF and Xilinx booths. This
demonstration highlights the benefits of FlexE by combining bonded
100GbE streams into unified 400GbE streams.” – Mark Ives, director,
product line management, Finisar

“Ixia, a Keysight Business, is proud to participate in Ethernet
Alliance’s 400GE interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2019. This
year’s demos showcase the growing momentum in the 400GE market as major
network equipment manufacturers and chip manufacturers move beyond early
design and feature verification testing to full-featured
interoperability testing to the latest IEEE 802.3 standards. Joining
with other industry-leading companies showcasing 400/200/100GE and 50GE
networking, cables, optics and test tools, we are pleased to demonstrate
the field proven, high density, second generation AresONE 400GE test
solution.” – Aniket Khosla, director, product management, Ixia,
a Keysight Business

“Juniper Networks is pleased to participate in the Ethernet Alliance. As
an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks,
collaboration and interoperability are key to driving innovation and
we’re proud to work alongside fellow industry experts toward the
advancement of Ethernet technologies. To demonstrate Juniper’s
commitment to open standards, we will be showcasing the interoperability
of Juniper technology at OFC 2019 with equipment from several vendors in
an extended topology that simulates real-world applications in a
diverse, multi-vendor environment.” – Donyel Jones-Williams,
director, product marketing, Juniper Networks

“Lumentum reaffirms its commitment to open standards with a live
demonstration at OFC 2019 utilizing 100G Lambda MSA-compliant 400G
modules including QSFP56-DD FR4, OSFP FR4 – 100G single lambda QSFP28
DR/FR, and 25GbE SFP28 LR. All based on Lumentum’s leading edge EML and
DML technology.

Sustained industry support of interoperability ensures an ideal
ecosystem for development of next generation high-density, high-speed
networking solutions.” – Sharon Hall, senior director, marketing,
Lumentum

“Nexans Data Center Solutions is always pleased to participate with the
Ethernet Alliance to advocate for the importance of interoperability.
The interoperability of the Ethernet protocol has been a driving
economic force behind the growth of the modern data center. Nexans’ “Own
the Link” approach uses that to help customers develop an optimized
physical layer connection. Standardization does not limit creativity in
application. For example, we will be demonstrating a fiber optic cable
assembly that provides a mesh connection between fabric and spine ports.
At the booth, we will also have pluggable transceivers, AOC’s, and DAC’s
along with fiber optic cabling – the complete physical layer.” – Harvey
McDowell, VP, strategic business, Nexans Data Center Solutions

“Panduit is excited to contribute to Ethernet Alliance’s
interoperability and 400G demonstrations as a trusted provider of
network cabling and infrastructure products. Panduit will display HD
Flex™ Fiber Cabling System and PanMPO™ Fiber Optic Assemblies. HD Flex™
Fiber Cabling System is engineered to provide the highest levels of
density and serviceability for high-performance data centers. The system
is designed to enable organizations to easily scale up density and
execute moves, adds, and changes quickly and safely, without disrupting
adjacent circuits. In addition, Panduit has partnered with Anritsu,
EXFO, Amphenol, and Cisco to demonstrate 100G-BiDi over 200+ m of OM4
Signature Core™ fiber. Panduit’s OM4 Signature Core™ fiber is OM4 MMF
optimized to take advantage of the Modal Chromatic Dispersion
Interaction present in VCSEL to MMF optical coupling. It also shows
enhanced performance for WDM MMF applications utilizing wavelengths
longer than 850 nm compared to non-optimized OM4 fiber.” – Jose
Castro, fiber optics research manager, Panduit

“Source Photonics is excited to demonstrate its advanced 400G modules,
including the 400G QSFP-DD DR4 during the interoperability event of
Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2019. Multiple vendor interoperability is a key
milestone in the migration from 100G architecture to 400G architecture,
which signals readiness for deployment. We will demonstrate various 400G
interfaces, including the DR4 and LR8, in addition to several modules
from our 100G QSFP28 portfolio.” – Ed Ulrichs, product line
manager, high-speed products, Source Photonics

“Spectra7 is proud to be showcasing our Active Copper Cable (ACC)
technology in the Ethernet Alliance Interop Demo at OFC 2019. As the
industry leader in ACCs, we will be demonstrating broad interoperability
and robust performance in form factors including SFP, QSFP, QSFP-DD and
OSFP at data rates from 25Gbps to 400Gbps. We see ACCs playing a
critical role in 2019 as data rates and interface densities increasingly
shorten the lengths that passive copper cables can service.” – John
Mitchell, chief marketing officer, Spectra7

“Spirent is proud to continue its partnership with Ethernet Alliance and
fellow members in leading-edge interoperability demonstrations at OFC
2019. This year’s collaborative showcases cover the latest technological
advances in Flex Ethernet (FlexE) and High Speed Ethernet, which enable
the flexibility, reliability, and new services required to support the
next generation network evolution. In this demonstration with the
Ethernet Alliance, Spirent will showcase its leadership in 400-Gigabit
Ethernet and high density FlexE testing. Spirent offers the most
flexible, highest density, and highest performance 400GbE and FlexE test
solutions to ensure network interoperability, performance, and
availability, to meet today’s complex testing needs.” – Abhitesh
Kastuar, general manager, cloud & IP business unit, Spirent
Communications

“As a founding principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, TE
Connectivity (TE) is proud to participate in the Ethernet Alliance
interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2019. In this year’s
demonstrations, we are showing our SFP56, QSFP56, OSFP, QSFP-DD and OSFP
to QSFP-DD cable assemblies operating at 400 Gbps, and we are also
demonstrating our 800G OSFP cable. These performance levels will be
essential as Ethernet connectivity evolves to support the applications
of the future, and TE innovations pave the way.” – Nathan
Tracy, technologist and manager of industry standards, TE Connectivity

As the industry begins rollout of 400GbeE technologies, Tektronix is
proud to join the Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2019 in validating network
performance and interoperability. This year, the focus is on showing how
our low-noise test solutions optimize tuning and offer the highest
sensitivity and shortest test times when testing up to 56 Gbaud to
maximize production yields. We’ll also be showing our real-time
solutions that provide superior features and debug capabilities for
efficient validation of new 400GbE and beyond technologies.” – Sarah
Boen, General Manager Wired Communications, Tektronix

“Ethernet continues to march on, advancing more variants and furthering
its presences as the “go to” communications channel for the myriad of
traditional and new applications. Leading the charge is the advancement
of mission critical storage applications, industrial automation,
broadcast video, and automotive adaptations, as well as the legacy
implementations. Teledyne LeCroy is leading the Test & Measurement
segment with new fabric test solutions and services to ensure
specification compliance and operational readiness for the Ethernet
community. The Ethernet Ecosystem is keenly aware of the need to ensure
interoperability and ‘out of the box’ performance. Teledyne LeCroy’s
SierraNet product family fulfills a critical requirement towards
achievement of that goal.” – David J. Rodgers, senior product
marketing manager, ENET/SAN protocol tools, Teledyne LeCroy

“VIAVI will be demonstrating our industry reference Optical Network
Tester (ONT) product family at the Ethernet Alliance interop at OFC
2019. Our unique applications can be used to stress, validate, and
troubleshoot some of the most demanding aspects of 400G Ethernet,
including the FEC and PAM-4 physical layer with real live traffic
controlled to nsec precision. VIAVI will also be premiering the latest
developments in FlexE in conjunction with the Ethernet Alliance and OIF
at the Ethernet Alliance booth.” – Dr. Paul Brooks, Director – Dr.
Paul Brooks, director, lab & production strategy, VIAVI

“Xilinx is pleased to participate in the multi-vendor FlexE
interoperability demonstration, providing our 400GE to FlexE bridge
platform, based on the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ device. 400GE and FlexE
are key components of next-generation networks, enabling operators to
meet increasing bandwidth demands and deliver new services to support
applications for NFV, 5G slicing, and end-to-end bandwidth
allocation.” – Farhad Shafai, vice president, communications
markets, Xilinx

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Evolutionary Innovation at the Heart of Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019 Demo

As race to Ethernet’s Holy Grail tightens, interactive demo puts
diverse array of disruptive 10 – 400G solutions, FlexE, and multi-booth
400G network on display

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EAOFC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#EAOFClt;/agt;–The Ethernet
Alliance
, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and
advancement of Ethernet technologies, today released details of its
upcoming demo at the 2019
Optical Networking and Communication Conference and Exhibition
(OFC
2019). Backed by 21 member companies, the organization’s display
captures key disruptive Ethernet technologies, including interoperable
10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 400GbE solutions, increasingly mature PAM4
technologies, and a live 400GbE network spanning a half-dozen booths.
The interactive demo, available for viewing from March 5 – 7, 2019 in
booth 4749 on the OFC 2019 expo floor, highlights the growing diversity
and maturity of the next generation of Ethernet.

“Ethernet brings the whole package to the table. Whether your sweet spot
is 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, or even 400GbE, the
Ethernet family of solutions is flexible enough to accommodate your
needs,” said David J. Rodgers, chair, conference events committee,
Ethernet Alliance; and senior product marketing manager, Teledyne
LeCroy, Inc. “The Ethernet Alliance continues to spearhead the Ethernet
ecosystem’s commitment to unyielding interoperability, and our demo
represents a perfect proof-of-concept, whether you’re talking switches,
routers, copper, optical, or test and measurement solutions. We’re
excited to be at OFC 2019 with the support of so many of our
market-leading member companies.”

Incorporating numerous products and solutions at speeds of 10GbE up to
400GbE for multiple interconnects and media types, the Ethernet
Alliance’s live demo emphasizes Ethernet’s mounting diversity and
continued expansion. The yearly display includes state-of-the-art
network switches and routers, both electrical and optical PAM4
technologies, optical transceivers and fiber interconnects, and direct
attach copper (DAC) cabling and connectors. It also features the latest
in test and measurement tools, traffic generators, and mesh assemblies,
and showcases Ethernet’s capacity for interoperating between disparate
interfaces and form factors. The exhibit also features a live 400GbE
network spanning eight booths across the OFC 2019 expo floor, as well as
a Flex Ethernet (FlexE) demo.

In a near record-breaking showing of support, the Ethernet Alliance OFC
2019 demo integrates a broad array of technologies and equipment from 21
of its member companies, including Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH);
Anritsu Corporation (TYO: 6754);
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET);
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO);
Credo Semiconductor, Inc. ; EXFO, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO);
Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR);
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC);
Ixia / Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS);
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR);
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE);
Nexans S.A. (EPA: NEX);
Panduit Corp.; Source Photonics Inc.; Spectra7 Microsystems Ltd. (TSX: SEV);
Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT);
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL);
Tektronix, Inc.; Teledyne LeCroy, Inc. (NYSE: TDY);
VIAVI Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV);
and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX).

Beyond its live multivendor interoperability demo, the Ethernet Alliance
is also hosting a panel entitled Interoperability
– the Foundation of Ethernet Success
. Moderated by Mr. Rodgers,
featured panelists Dr. Paul Brooks of VIAVI Solutions; David Chalupsky
of Intel Corporation; Matt Traverso of Cisco Systems; and Rakesh
Sambaraju of Nexans S.A. will address the evolution of Ethernet
interoperability testing, among other topics. The presentation begins at
10:15am PST on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Theatre II, Hall E.

The 2019 edition of the Ethernet Alliance Ethernet Roadmap will also
make its debut during the organization’s reception taking place
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00pm PST in booth 4749.
Reflecting updated information and the latest advancements, the map
details Ethernet’s progress toward terabit speeds. With the tightening
race to achieving Ethernet’s Holy Grail of true 100GbE SFP still
ongoing, the Ethernet Alliance will be conferring its Ethernet Holy Cup
awards on Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI);
InnoLight Technology (Suzhou) Ltd.; Oclaro Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR);
Source Photonics, Inc.; and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (TYO: 5802),
each of which successfully
demonstrated
single-lambda 100GbE in Quad Small Form-factor
Pluggable module (QSFP28).

“Ethernet encompasses a vibrant ecosystem of technologies integrating
seamlessly to deliver the robust connectivity demanded by emerging
markets and applications. The drive toward tomorrow’s higher speed
networks is being enabled by Ethernet’s multi-vendor interoperability,”
said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance. “And even as networks
grow larger and faster, Ethernet is successfully meeting the multivendor
challenges of these networks head-on. The Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019
demo illustrates that Ethernet has not only the horsepower needed to
support next-generation networks, but is mature enough to do so reliably
and cost-effectively.”

To follow the latest Ethernet Alliance OFC 2019 news and events, please
follow #EAOFC19
and #EthernetRoadmap
on Twitter. To experience the Ethernet Alliance live multi-vendor demo
at OFC 2019, please visit booth number 4749 on the expo floor.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org,
follow @EthernetAllianc
on Twitter, visit its Facebook
page, or join its LinkedIn
group.

About
the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts, and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion
of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards
to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new
Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.
The organization’s plans for 2019 may be found at https://ethernetalliance.org/member-events/.

Additional Quotes:

“Amphenol is once again participating in Ethernet Alliance’s live demo
at the OFC exhibition for the tenth year. We are proud to be involved,
as the OFC Conference is one of the nation’s premier optical events. The
Ethernet Alliance booth is a great place for designers and end users
alike to get up-to-date information on the latest GbE products in both
live and static displays.

Amphenol will be demonstrating our world class 25GbE SFP+, 40GbE QSFP+,
100GbE, 200GbE and our latest 400Gb OSFP and QSFP-DD interconnect
systems. Amphenol will showcase our passive copper cables and our
latest Active Optical Cable assemblies (AOC’s). This year we are excited
to also be showing our receptacles, cages and copper cables. In Addition
we will be showcasing a new offering of High Density (HD) rack mount
optical connectivity panels and trunk cable solutions designed to
increase density to improve cable routing and tray congestion.” – Greg
McSorley, technical business development manager, Amphenol High-Speed
Cables

“Anritsu is excited to partner with fellow Ethernet Alliance members in
demonstrating leading-edge interoperability among high-speed network
equipment and interconnect manufacturers from 10Gbps to 400Gbps. As a
world-class leader in optical transport and data network testing
solutions, Anritsu welcomes its role in the Ethernet Alliance
demonstrations at OFC 2019, as it enables us to showcase our test
capabilities alongside market leaders in their respective industry
segments in a true, real-world application.” – Daniel Gonzalez,
business development manager, Anritsu

“Arista is pleased to be part of the Ethernet Alliance demonstrating
multi-vendor interoperability with Arista’s 7060X4 Series, offering a
wide range of connectivity options. Interoperability between
industry-standard optics and cables is essential for 400G adoption.
Transitioning from 100G to 400G systems enables hyper scale cloud
companies to realize greater network efficiency for video, storage, AI
and machine learning applications.” – Christophe Metivier,
vice president manufacturing and platform engineering, Arista Networks

“Credo is excited to be a new Ethernet Alliance member and proud to
participate in the Ethernet Alliance OFC2019 booth demonstrations. We
are showcasing 112Gbps single lane rate electrical transmission through
a two meter copper cable. 112Gbps per lambda optical connectivity is
ramping in production this year. This 112Gbps electrical demonstration
with our low power, 16nm technology shows the readiness of the industry
to move quickly to 112Gbps end-to-end platform deployments.” – Jeff
Twombly, vice president, marketing and business development, Credo

“Together with Ethernet Alliance and collaborating industry partners,
EXFO is proud to participate in several exciting interoperability
demonstrations at OFC 2019 showing how emerging technologies are ready
for prime time. Live demos will showcase: 400G Ethernet traffic using
multiple interfaces including QSFP-DD and OSFP, a 400G FlexE
interconnection between multiple booths, 100G testing (including 25G)
featuring the latest interface types as well as a 100G link using BiDi
technology. Each demo is facilitated by our unique Open Transceiver
System (OTS) – a modular system that enables our existing test platforms
to handle current and future high-speed transceiver technologies,
extends the life of EXFO test equipment and reduces CAPEX and total cost
of ownership for our customers.” – Stéphane Chabot, vice president,
test and measurement, EXFO

“As an industry leader, Finisar is proud to participate in several very
exciting collaborative demonstrations in the Ethernet Alliance booth at
OFC 2019. Together with industry partners Arista, Cisco, EXFO, Juniper,
Spirent, VIAVI, and Xilinx the extensive demonstration will showcase
Finisar’s 400G-LR8 QSFP-DD and CFP8 modules and also Finisar’s 100G-FR,
CWDM4 and LR4 QSFP28 modules. During this demonstration, 12.8T switches
from leading OEM vendors will be deployed in conjunction with equipment
from Xilinx and leading test equipment providers to establish 400GE and
FlexE links between the EA booth, OIF and Xilinx booths. This
demonstration highlights the benefits of FlexE by combining bonded
100GbE streams into unified 400GbE streams.” – Mark Ives, director,
product line management, Finisar

“Ixia, a Keysight Business, is proud to participate in Ethernet
Alliance’s 400GE interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2019. This
year’s demos showcase the growing momentum in the 400GE market as major
network equipment manufacturers and chip manufacturers move beyond early
design and feature verification testing to full-featured
interoperability testing to the latest IEEE 802.3 standards. Joining
with other industry-leading companies showcasing 400/200/100GE and 50GE
networking, cables, optics and test tools, we are pleased to demonstrate
the field proven, high density, second generation AresONE 400GE test
solution.” – Aniket Khosla, director, product management, Ixia,
a Keysight Business

“Juniper Networks is pleased to participate in the Ethernet Alliance. As
an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks,
collaboration and interoperability are key to driving innovation and
we’re proud to work alongside fellow industry experts toward the
advancement of Ethernet technologies. To demonstrate Juniper’s
commitment to open standards, we will be showcasing the interoperability
of Juniper technology at OFC 2019 with equipment from several vendors in
an extended topology that simulates real-world applications in a
diverse, multi-vendor environment.” – Donyel Jones-Williams,
director, product marketing, Juniper Networks

“Lumentum reaffirms its commitment to open standards with a live
demonstration at OFC 2019 utilizing 100G Lambda MSA-compliant 400G
modules including QSFP56-DD FR4, OSFP FR4 – 100G single lambda QSFP28
DR/FR, and 25GbE SFP28 LR. All based on Lumentum’s leading edge EML and
DML technology.

Sustained industry support of interoperability ensures an ideal
ecosystem for development of next generation high-density, high-speed
networking solutions.” – Sharon Hall, senior director, marketing,
Lumentum

“Nexans Data Center Solutions is always pleased to participate with the
Ethernet Alliance to advocate for the importance of interoperability.
The interoperability of the Ethernet protocol has been a driving
economic force behind the growth of the modern data center. Nexans’ “Own
the Link” approach uses that to help customers develop an optimized
physical layer connection. Standardization does not limit creativity in
application. For example, we will be demonstrating a fiber optic cable
assembly that provides a mesh connection between fabric and spine ports.
At the booth, we will also have pluggable transceivers, AOC’s, and DAC’s
along with fiber optic cabling – the complete physical layer.” – Harvey
McDowell, VP, strategic business, Nexans Data Center Solutions

“Panduit is excited to contribute to Ethernet Alliance’s
interoperability and 400G demonstrations as a trusted provider of
network cabling and infrastructure products. Panduit will display HD
Flex™ Fiber Cabling System and PanMPO™ Fiber Optic Assemblies. HD Flex™
Fiber Cabling System is engineered to provide the highest levels of
density and serviceability for high-performance data centers. The system
is designed to enable organizations to easily scale up density and
execute moves, adds, and changes quickly and safely, without disrupting
adjacent circuits. In addition, Panduit has partnered with Anritsu,
EXFO, Amphenol, and Cisco to demonstrate 100G-BiDi over 200+ m of OM4
Signature Core™ fiber. Panduit’s OM4 Signature Core™ fiber is OM4 MMF
optimized to take advantage of the Modal Chromatic Dispersion
Interaction present in VCSEL to MMF optical coupling. It also shows
enhanced performance for WDM MMF applications utilizing wavelengths
longer than 850 nm compared to non-optimized OM4 fiber.” – Jose
Castro, fiber optics research manager, Panduit

“Source Photonics is excited to demonstrate its advanced 400G modules,
including the 400G QSFP-DD DR4 during the interoperability event of
Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2019. Multiple vendor interoperability is a key
milestone in the migration from 100G architecture to 400G architecture,
which signals readiness for deployment. We will demonstrate various 400G
interfaces, including the DR4 and LR8, in addition to several modules
from our 100G QSFP28 portfolio.” – Ed Ulrichs, product line
manager, high-speed products, Source Photonics

“Spectra7 is proud to be showcasing our Active Copper Cable (ACC)
technology in the Ethernet Alliance Interop Demo at OFC 2019. As the
industry leader in ACCs, we will be demonstrating broad interoperability
and robust performance in form factors including SFP, QSFP, QSFP-DD and
OSFP at data rates from 25Gbps to 400Gbps. We see ACCs playing a
critical role in 2019 as data rates and interface densities increasingly
shorten the lengths that passive copper cables can service.” – John
Mitchell, chief marketing officer, Spectra7

“Spirent is proud to continue its partnership with Ethernet Alliance and
fellow members in leading-edge interoperability demonstrations at OFC
2019. This year’s collaborative showcases cover the latest technological
advances in Flex Ethernet (FlexE) and High Speed Ethernet, which enable
the flexibility, reliability, and new services required to support the
next generation network evolution. In this demonstration with the
Ethernet Alliance, Spirent will showcase its leadership in 400-Gigabit
Ethernet and high density FlexE testing. Spirent offers the most
flexible, highest density, and highest performance 400GbE and FlexE test
solutions to ensure network interoperability, performance, and
availability, to meet today’s complex testing needs.” – Abhitesh
Kastuar, general manager, cloud & IP business unit, Spirent
Communications

“As a founding principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, TE
Connectivity (TE) is proud to participate in the Ethernet Alliance
interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2019. In this year’s
demonstrations, we are showing our SFP56, QSFP56, OSFP, QSFP-DD and OSFP
to QSFP-DD cable assemblies operating at 400 Gbps, and we are also
demonstrating our 800G OSFP cable. These performance levels will be
essential as Ethernet connectivity evolves to support the applications
of the future, and TE innovations pave the way.” – Nathan
Tracy, technologist and manager of industry standards, TE Connectivity

As the industry begins rollout of 400GbeE technologies, Tektronix is
proud to join the Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2019 in validating network
performance and interoperability. This year, the focus is on showing how
our low-noise test solutions optimize tuning and offer the highest
sensitivity and shortest test times when testing up to 56 Gbaud to
maximize production yields. We’ll also be showing our real-time
solutions that provide superior features and debug capabilities for
efficient validation of new 400GbE and beyond technologies.” – Sarah
Boen, General Manager Wired Communications, Tektronix

“Ethernet continues to march on, advancing more variants and furthering
its presences as the “go to” communications channel for the myriad of
traditional and new applications. Leading the charge is the advancement
of mission critical storage applications, industrial automation,
broadcast video, and automotive adaptations, as well as the legacy
implementations. Teledyne LeCroy is leading the Test & Measurement
segment with new fabric test solutions and services to ensure
specification compliance and operational readiness for the Ethernet
community. The Ethernet Ecosystem is keenly aware of the need to ensure
interoperability and ‘out of the box’ performance. Teledyne LeCroy’s
SierraNet product family fulfills a critical requirement towards
achievement of that goal.” – David J. Rodgers, senior product
marketing manager, ENET/SAN protocol tools, Teledyne LeCroy

“VIAVI will be demonstrating our industry reference Optical Network
Tester (ONT) product family at the Ethernet Alliance interop at OFC
2019. Our unique applications can be used to stress, validate, and
troubleshoot some of the most demanding aspects of 400G Ethernet,
including the FEC and PAM-4 physical layer with real live traffic
controlled to nsec precision. VIAVI will also be premiering the latest
developments in FlexE in conjunction with the Ethernet Alliance and OIF
at the Ethernet Alliance booth.” – Dr. Paul Brooks, Director – Dr.
Paul Brooks, director, lab & production strategy, VIAVI

“Xilinx is pleased to participate in the multi-vendor FlexE
interoperability demonstration, providing our 400GE to FlexE bridge
platform, based on the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ device. 400GE and FlexE
are key components of next-generation networks, enabling operators to
meet increasing bandwidth demands and deliver new services to support
applications for NFV, 5G slicing, and end-to-end bandwidth
allocation.” – Farhad Shafai, vice president, communications
markets, Xilinx

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