In a move to accelerate the production of 800G network infrastructure, Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) this month announced that its Viavi ONT 800G FLEX XPM test module now supports QSFP-DD800 testing,
The Viavi ONT XPM is now billed as the first lab validation system to offer support for both OSFP800 and QSFP-DD800 modules. The company counts the move as a significant enhancement to its comprehensive test platform for development and production of advanced optical communications technology.
Optical engineers take note
The Viavi ONT XPM module is being billed as the industry’s first fully-integrated optical engineering test product for pluggable 800G transponders based on 100G electrical lane speed. The module provides full coverage for both framed and unframed traffic generation and analysis.
“The Viavi ONT Optical Network Tester is the established industry reference for pluggable optical module development, validation and test,” asserted Tom Fawcett, Vice President and General Manager, Lab and Production Business Unit, Viavi.
The evidence of that contention is thus: in addition to support for the Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) 800G specification, the company notes the ONT XPM module also offers unique applications such as TraCol, forward error correction (FEC) analysis and dynamic skew -- specifically focused on the challenges of debugging the 100G PAM-4 electrical lanes used in 800G equipment and infrastructure.
Fawcett added, “With support for QSFP-DD800 modules, we are further solidifying our customers’ ability to accelerate their manufacturing operations to ensure they are first to bring new 800G network equipment to market.”
As well noted by a statement from Viavi: