Molex Showcases Expanded Portfolio of Next-Generation Optical Solutions at OFC 2019

Company to demonstrate next-generation high-speed, high-density
networking solutions needed for the infrastructure of tomorrow’s optical

LISLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Molex will
feature several next-generation optical interconnect, wavelength
management, optoelectronic and optical subsystem solutions for dynamic
high-bandwidth telecommunications and network solutions at the Optical
Networking and Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), March 5-7,
2019 at the San Diego (CA) Convention Center in booth 2807.

“By combining our core technologies with additional complementary
capabilities from our acquisitions and venture investments, we are proud
to offer our customers a strong portfolio of innovative optical
solutions to meet their needs today and in the future. At OFC 2019, we
are excited to highlight those combined solutions including high-speed
optical transceivers, flexible and scalable optical transport products,
compact connectors and fiber management, which are all vital
capabilities to building high-bandwidth and high-density communication
equipment needed to serve telecom, enterprise and hyperscale data
centers,” said Doug Busch, vice president and general manager, optical
solutions at Molex.

To help build the infrastructure of tomorrow’s optical networks,
Molex will feature several public and private demos, including:

  • OptoConnect
    Optical Enclosures
    – OptoConnect optical management solutions
    simplify complex fiber mapping while greatly reducing intra-system
    cabling footprints in advanced network architectures.
  • Fiber
    Management Solutions for COBO Based Optical Engines
    – A COBO*
    module-based reference layout board including high-density front panel
    Optical EMI shielding adapters, blind mating optical backplane
    interconnects and on-card optical cabling featuring FlexPlane
    technology will highlight how system vendors can implement COBO on
    board optical module-based architectures.
    *For more
    COBO-related information, visit the consortium for on board optics at
    booth 1817.
  • Dirac
    – Is the latest offering of high-port-count WSS for route-and-select
    architectures that demand 32+ ports.
  • BittWare,
    a Molex Company, will preview its SVL-29P – a PCIe board with dual
    400G-compatible ports directly connected to a Xilinx VU29P FPGA. This
    FPGA utilizes the new 58 Gbps PAM-4 transceivers. The low-profile
    SVL-29P is an excellent board for those who want to get a head-start
    on 400G FPGA-based designs.
  • Molex
    will demonstrates interoperability of its 400G DR4, 100G optics
    modules and 3m QSFP-DD DAC cables with Cisco N3432D-S switch, Innovium
    TERALYNXTM Switch and Keysight Technologies IXIA AresONE.

The following demos are by appointment only. Please contact Molex to

  • C+L
    band EDFA and Raman Amplifier
    will highlight how a compact,
    low-loss DGE can greatly reduce accumulated gain error,
    eliminate dynamic gain ripple and lower the noise figure.
  • Molex
    will demonstrate its coherent module capable to achieve 400G
    transmission and low power consumption. Performances under 16-QAM
    modulation at 60G baud rates will be shown in real-time for critical

Molex will also participate in speaking engagements:

  • In a session organized by the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO),
    Molex’s Tom Marrapode will join other COBO members presenting on
    topics related to on board optical modules. This will include
    development in systems and sub-systems discussing both electrical and
    optical interconnects. The session
    will take place Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 10:15-11:45AM in Theater
    II, Hall E.
  • Molex’s Tom Strasser will teach the ever popular foundational course
    on Reconfigurable
    , SC 261: ROADM Technologies and Network Applications on
    Monday, March 4, 2019.

Molex joins other Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members
attending OFC 2019 to showcase interoperability of Common Electrical
Interface (CEI) solutions over a range of channel reaches and
modulations. Live technology demonstrations featuring Molex solutions

  • Cables with Connector/Cage and Cables Demo
    A baseline
    draft of the CEI 112G LR Implementation Agreement has been developed.
    This demonstration, which establishes early stage feasibility for this
    topology, utilizes Molex’s QSFP-DD (Double Density) passive copper
  • CEI-112G-VSR SerDes with Module demo incorporates multiple
    silicon supplier products operating over a 112 Gbps PAM-4 VSR
    (chip-to-module) link. This demo utilizes Molex’s QSFP-DD, a
    CEI-112G-VSR interface, to electrically drive interoperating HCB/MCB
    test boards.

Please visit the Molex booth at OFC 2019 or
to explore a robust portfolio of next-generation, high-speed,
high-density optical solutions. To learn more about how you can become a
part of the Molex innovation, please visit booth 5349 in the Career Zone.

About Molex:

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic
solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40
countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many
markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical,
industrial, automotive, and commercial vehicle. For more information,
please visit

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