MAYNARD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that more than 12 of its customers have adopted coherent solutions based on Acacia’s Dual-Core Flex-Rate Denali digital signal processor (DSP) for applications in datacenter interconnect (DCI), metro, long haul and submarine networks.
Using software-configurable modulation formats, including PM-QPSK, PM-8QAM, and PM-16QAM, Acacia’s Denali products support transmission speeds of 100G to 400G which provides Acacia’s customers with significant flexibility in coherent applications. Denali’s dual-core architecture supports high-density and high-performance, and also enables transmission of 3 x 100G client signals with 2 x 150G optics using PM-8QAM modulation.
“We’re excited by our customers’ acceptance of our Denali-based products that bring increased flexibility, density, and capacity to optical networks. We view this level of customer adoption as a validation that we are developing the right products for these market segments,” said Acacia’s Chief Technology Officer and Founder Benny Mikkelsen.
“The performance of 150G PM-8QAM meets the majority of our long-haul requirements with a higher spectral efficiency than 100G PM-QPSK and the same optics,” said Mark Filer, Senior Network Engineer, Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp. “Using a common baud rate for all modulation formats, we can fit into 37.5GHz fixed-grid or colorless ROADM network applications.”
Combining Acacia’s Denali DSP with its silicon PIC technology in Acacia’s AC400 Flex optical module product family allows Acacia’s customers to leverage Denali’s performance and feature set with a completely integrated optical subassembly, thus satisfying early time-to-market demands and minimizing system development resources. Market adoption of Acacia’s AC400 products has been strong and Acacia has recently added a second contract manufacturer to address its growing customer demand.
About Acacia Communications
Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By converting optical interconnect technology to a silicon-based technology, a process Acacia refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia is able to offer products that meet the needs of cloud and service provider customers in a simple, open, high-performance form factor that can be easily integrated in a cost-effective manner with existing network equipment. www.acacia-inc.com.
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