Reflex Photonics newly released 28G optical transceivers captured much attention at OFC2019.
OFC 2019 in San Diego felt like one of the bigger shows in quite a number of years. Cutting edge technologies for the 5G wireless backbone were exhibited, and the path from 400G, to 800G and higher for pluggable transceiver technology was clear.
A strong focus on high reliability, especially for extreme temperatures for the outside plant 5G networks was shown by numerous companies. Reflex demonstrated its 100G board mount module for harsh environments and had a continuous flow of interested visitors over the 3 day event. Technical sessions and events focusing on applications for space and aerospace along with other non-traditional markets for an OFC show were at the forefront, and this was in fact one of the main talking points brought up by many of the people who visited the booth.