Preparing the Way for 800G: 100G Electrical and 800G Pluggable Optics
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
This webinar will review the path to 800G class modules and show how currently available test and measurement solutions can be deployed to accelerate product development, evaluation and deployment for the first wave of 800G.
Silicon bandwidth continues to outstrip front panel bandwidth and density even with the emergence of 400G class pluggable optical modules. In fact, new applications such as AI and machine learning are only accelerating optical interconnect bandwidth demands.
Although 400G Ethernet remains the highest IEEE rate, other paths include 800G Ethernet consortium or applications which offer 2 x 400G module breakouts that try to scale with the latest silicon. At the same time, key enabling technologies, like 100G electrical signaling, are becoming available and proposals for 800G class modules based on both OSFP and QSFP-DD form factors are taking root.
Key points covered will include:
Review of 400G modules
Potential form factors for 800G
100G electrical lane – PHY layer challenges
800G class module test scenarios
Traffic test and validation for 2 x 400G, 4 x 200G and 8 x 100G
Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bioPaul Brooks, Director - Lab & Production Strategy, VIAVI Solutions | bio
Sterling has more than 20 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport and 5G transport. He also authors Heavy Reading’s Metro Optical Networking Market Tracker and Core Optical Transport Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine. In addition to chairing and moderating many Light Reading events, Sterling is a NGON & DCI World Advisory Board member and past member of OFC’s N5 Market Watch Committee. Sterling is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.
Paul Brooks currently leads the strategy for the VIAVI Lab and Production business unit. After a career in the Royal Navy as a weapons officer he spent time in a variety of roles with the communications test and measurement industry with a particular interest in enabling the high-speed Ethernet ecosystem. He holds a PhD in opto-electronics from the University of Southampton and lives in Southern Germany.
Drew Bloczynski is an experienced communications network and software architect. Driven by a fascination with zero-touch platforms, he has helped many companies implement cutting edge networks, security architectures, and quote-to-cash systems. In addition to his work in communications, Drew has a passion for college football and woodworking.
Liam Bresnahan is the Senior Director of Product Management for Footprint at TiVo. With more than 12 years of experience in product management and technology, Liam drives success in creating products and partnerships for PayTV Operators that results in next-generation solutions for easily accessible content across multiple device platforms. Previously, Liam worked within Ericsson and Microsoft where he was responsible for Solution Architecture in EMEA, focused on Mediaroom, Mediaroom Reach and Mediafirst.
Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique in Paris.
Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.
Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.
Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.
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