Optical components

Reflex Presents Optical Backplane

SUNNYVALE, CA -- Reflex Photonics today announced that it will be exhibiting an optical backplane technology at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California from March 6 - 8th, 2012.

Conference attendees are invited to visit Reflex Photonics Booth #2631 during the event to see its latest technology offerings. The optical backplane demonstrator uses Reflex LightABLE optical engine technology to implement 864 point-to-point optical fiber links that can provide for more than 8.6-Tbps in a single chassis. The optical fabric has 6 layers of 12x12 fully connected broadcast meshes, giving more than 720-Gbps of bandwidth per line card into the optical backplane and over 60-Gbps of direct bandwidth between any 2 cards at the same time – with ZERO latency. The overall backplane architecture uses a distributed switching architecture where there are no central switch-cards, and all cards act as a portion of the whole switch. An architecture such as this can be used in conjunction with an existing electrical backplane to increase the total backplane throughput.

Reflex Photonics Inc.

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