Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced it is exhibiting the company's newest optical and high-speed digital test solutions at OFC 2019, booth 2600, San Diego Convention Center, March 5th – 7th, 2019.

Massive data flow from 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles is driving explosive traffic growth. This is creating an unprecedented demand for bandwidth everywhere in the network and data center, while increasing the need for 400G Ethernet and terabit optics.

At OFC 2019, Keysight demonstrates test solutions for high-speed Ethernet and 400G/PAM4 in the data center, coherent test for terabit transmission and optical component characterization addressing the customer workflow from design to characterization and validation across all network layers, as well as manufacturing.

Examples include:

  • Eoptolink (booth 4221), a optical transceiver supplier for data center, enterprise and optical transmission networks, will partner with Keysight to demonstrate for the first time a 400G ORST (optical receiver stress test) automated standard-compliant solution used in conjunction with Keysight products like the M8040A bit error ratio tester, M8195A arbitrary waveform generator, N1092C digital communication analyzer, and N1076B clock recovery.
  • Innolight (booth 1909),  high-speed optical transceivers, is using a wide array of Keysight's products including the company's N1092C digital communication analyzer and N1078A 64 GBd clock recovery, in the live demonstration of their 400G QSFP-DD DR4 (SiPho-based), 400G QSFP-DD LR4 and 200G coherent CFP transceivers for data center and metro applications.
  • Accelink (booth 5001),  will demonstrate its new solutions for 400G-FR4 and 100G-DR1 for the datacenter with Keysight's M8040A bit error ratio tester, N1092C digital communication analyzer, and N1078A 64 GBd clock recovery solutions.
  • AOI (booth 2431), provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets, will showcase Keysight's M8040A bit error ratio tester, N1092C digital communication analyzer, and N1078A 64 GBd clock recovery test solutions in their new 400G DR4/FR4 to 100G DR1/FR1 products.
  • Cloud Light (booth 6625),  providing customized solutions for optical transceivers and active optical cables for use in datacenters, will show 200G and 400G optical transceivers with Keysight's N1000A wide-bandwidth oscilloscope and N1092C digital communication analyzer
  • Molex (booth 2807),  manufacturer of electronic solutions, will show line rate 400G Ethernet traffic with Ixia's AresONE QSFP-DD over Molex's new 3m QSFP-DD DAC in multiple switch vendor demonstrations. Real-time analysis on AresONE will showcase test results of pre-FEC (forward error correction) per lane BER (bit error rate) performance that exceeds IEEE specifications.
  • Finisar (booth 3713),  optical communications, will demonstrate QSFP-DD and OSFP optical transceiver modules with Ixia's 2nd generation 400GE AresONE test system. The demonstration will consist of AresONE ports transmitting and receiving up to 3.2 Tbps of live Ethernet test traffic to multiple switch vendors within their booth and the Ethernet Alliance (EA) (booth 4749).
    • The Ixia AresONE-400GE test systems will also be used for interoperability testing of the latest 400GE-capable devices, optical and copper interconnects, and network switches at the EA booth.
  • Source Photonics (booth 4021),  provider of technology that enables communications and data connectivity, will demonstrate the maturity of the 400GE ecosystem, using its latest 400G-LR8 and DR4 QSFP-DD modules and Ixia's field-proven K400 QSFP-DD test systems in a multi-vendor live demonstration
  • Juniper Networks (booth 2129), automated, scalable and secure networks, will use QSFP-DD 400G-FR4 optics in its 400G capable QFX5220 demonstration which will exchange full duplex line rate 400G Ethernet traffic with the AresONE test system located in the EA booth.

As part of the OFC technical program, Keysight will present two courses:

  • SC 369-2019: Test and Measurement for Signals with Complex Optical Modulation 
    Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm – 5pm 
    Instructor: Bernd Nebendahl – Photonic Systems Architect
  • SC 178-2019: Test and Measurement for Data Center/Short Reach Communications 
    Monday, March 4th, 8:30am - 12:30pm 
    Instructor: Greg LeCheminant – Applications Specialist

Visit Keysight OFC 2019 for a complete list of demos.