Earlier this yr on the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Convention and Exhibition, Cisco demonstrated the brand new NCS 1014 with the two.4T WDM line card primarily based on the Acacia Coherent Interconnect Module 8 (CIM 8). I’m excited to announce normal availability of the NCS 1014 and a couple of.4T WDM line card as we speak. This newest era NCS 1014 platform helps 100G, 400G, and 800G purchasers and as much as 1.2T multi-rate trunks—doubling capability in the identical footprint because the earlier era of compact modular programs and addressing the sustainability wants suppliers search as we speak.
The NCS 1014 is the newest in Cisco’s compact modular platform collection, which now consists of precision timing assist for enhanced monitoring insights and helps each layer 0 (photonics) and layer 1 (transponders) functionalities. NCS 1014 will be utilized to all kinds of use circumstances, together with standalone multi-haul transponders, QSFP-DD-based line playing cards, metro DCI line programs, and multi-degree ROADMs, combining these into a standard system for low-footprint necessities.
This next-generation platform incorporates the state-of the-art Jannu digital sign processing (DSP) within the CIM 8 pluggable module from Acacia to allow multi-haul transport with as much as 2.4 Tbps on a single line card for high-capacity purposes.
Developments in DSP algorithms, excessive baud-rate optics, and 3D siliconization have sped time-to-market for this new 2.4T WDM line card. For our clients, this implies large capability in each C- and L-bands to allow high-performance networks for long-haul and subsea purposes to move 100G, 400G, and 800G purchasers. NCS 1014 additionally provides a dense 3.2T QSFP-DD line card leveraging 400G Vivid ZR+ optics to optimize area, energy, and price, whereas guaranteeing interoperability with multi-source settlement (MSA) requirements and routed optical networking deployments.
Dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) stays one of many few areas in networking the place standardization has been gradual. Incremental enhancements supplied by proprietary options now not outweigh the advantages of standardization, and all Cisco line programs are open. Any vendor’s coherent transponder can run as we speak over the NCS 2000, NCS 1010, and NCS 1014, permitting clients to keep away from vendor lock-in (technically or commercially).
Cisco is dedicated to open requirements and continues to take part in key interoperability boards, akin to OpenConfig, Open ROADM, OFCnet, OIF, and TIP to develop open administration assist for multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor networks.
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We’re excited to attach with our clients and companions to debate these and different improvements at our annual Packet Optical Networking Convention (PONC), Sept. 20-21, in Richardson, Texas.
On the convention, attendees can see our lab and expertise the total portfolio of present and future platforms, together with an indication of the NCS 1014 and the two.4T WDM line card. Prospects on the convention will talk about their routed optical networking deployments and have the chance to work together through the a number of breakout classes.
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