CPqD will present in CeBIT 2012 - to be held from March 6-20 in Hannover, Germany - the first fruit of the partnership signed in November between Padtec and Israeli Civcom (a manufacturer of optoelectronic modules acquired by Padtec in 2008).
This is a 100-Gbps optical transmission module based on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology, and compliant with the international interoperability specifications established by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).
"We believe that the new broadband products we are launching will bring us the recognition of Brazilian service providers, and encourage them to place their chips on homemade technology. We are also confident this will open up new markets for us in Latin America and other continents. We have next-generation products to offer," reveals Paulo Cabestré, CPqD Director, in an interview to Convergência Digital.
According to the executive, CeBIT 2012 will be a great opportunity for Brazilian companies to showcase their products. "We are going to display our products to the ICT world," stresses Cabestré. Furthermore, he points out, the idea is to show that the evolution of next-generation telecom systems does not mean existing legacy technology will be abandoned.
The new product will provide highly sophisticated digital processing of signals (DSP) received by the DWDM optical receiver that have traveled hundreds - or even thousands - of miles over the optical fiber network.
This technology will be based on the results already obtained with the 100 GETH Project (Gigabit Ethernet), which CPqD has been working on since 2010 with resources from the Communications Ministry's FUNTTEL (Fund for the Technological Development of Brazilian Telecommunications), and with the support of FINEP (Research and Projects Financing).
Padtec will be the main customer of the new modules, which will be integrated into their products. It's worth mentioning that Padtec is responsible for the infrastructure of Telebras, which has created a national network to support the National Broadband Program (PNBL). Civcom will be responsible for producing the new devices, which will be supplied to Padtec and also exported to other equipment manufacturers worldwide.
The goal of the GETH 100 Project is to develop a new generation of optical communication systems for broadband access operating at extremely high transmission rates - up to 9.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) per optical fiber, with 96 channels in the network backbone. The project also includes plans to develop a DSP chip for 100-400 Gbps transmitters.
Source: Convergência Digital