100 Gbit/s Carrier-Grade Ethernet Transport Technologies
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|Project Coordinator||Project Consortium|
e-mail: helmut.griesser (at) ericsson.com
|Ericsson GmbH (EDD), DE|
|Ericsson AB (EAB), SE|
|Universität Stuttgart (IKR & INT), DE|
|MICRAM Microelectronik GmbH, DE|
|University of Kiel – Christian Albrecht Univ. (CAU), DE|
|FhG – Heinrich Hertz Institut (HHI), DE|
|Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), SE|
|Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, SE|
|Acreo AB, SE|
|SP Devices (SPD), SE|
This is a “Celtic” project;
|Project Key Information|
|End date||Budget (total)||Effort (total)||Project-ID|
|October 2007||end 2010||7,472.9 k€||43.3 PY||CP4-001|
|The subproject 100GET-ER will develop innovative and cost-effective solutions on network, system, and component level for newly emerging 100GbE networks. Focus is the metro network segment as area of largest anticipated market growth.On the network level, 100GET-ER will investigate novel 100GbE network architectures, optimised protocols and an integrated control plane for high-bit rate Ethernet services.
On the system level, 100GbE switches architectures and solutions for 100Gb/s interfaces will be developed. Exploring the multi-carrier/multi-level signal constellation space, novel concepts for a cost-efficient and impairment tolerant metro WDM transmission technology will be investigated. Selected approaches will be implemented and tested on laboratory demonstrator/prototype level. Candidate technologies are orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), sub-carrier modulation (SCM), and multi-level phase modulation (N-PSK) as well as combinations of these methods. The use of low-cost optics in conjunction with powerful electronic signal processing is key to achieve both the transmission performance and the cost-structure required for a commercial implementation in metro Ethernet products.
On the component level, key building blocks such as high-speed analogue-digital (ADCs) and digital-analogue converters (DACs), which are not available commercially, will be developed.
The subproject partners include Ericsson in Germany and Sweden as well as world-wide renowned universities, research institutes and SME’s in both countries. The complementary expertise and experience of the partners are a solid foundation for the anticipated success of the 100GET-ER subproject and the 100GET project as a whole.
|The prototypes will be analyzed in 100Gb/s transmission system tests in order to enable to identify the most powerful technology options for next generation 100 Gigabit Ethernet products.|