ICE6 800G Generation Optical Engine
Minimize Optical Total Cost of Ownership with 800G
Developed by the Infinera Optical Innovation Center (OIC), and leveraging a 7 nm process node DSP/ASIC, a highly integrated indium phosphide (InP) photonic integrated circuit (PIC), high-performance analog electronics, and advanced packaging, ICE6 is a holistically designed 1.6 Tb/s optical engine that delivers two wavelengths at up to 800G each in a compact digital coherent module that can be integrated into multiple Infinera platforms.
Providing industry-leading performance, ICE6 enables network operators to meet the challenging demands of rapid bandwidth growth by providing the greatest capacity at the greatest reach, resulting in a solution with the lowest cost per bit, lowest power per bit, and highest spectral efficiency possible.
With a state-of-the-art maximum baud rate of 96 Gbaud, ICE6 delivers industry-leading wavelength capacity-reach over a wide range of wavelength speeds, including 800G, 600G, and 400G. Proof points include a recent live network trial of 800G over 950 km.
Maximize Fiber Capacity
Spectral efficiency of 8.833 bits/s/Hz and total C-band capacity of 42.4 Tb/s can be achieved with 800G wavelengths, with C+L band enabling more than 80 Tb/s. Key enabling features for maximizing spectral efficiency over longer distances include Nyquist subcarriers, a shared wavelocker, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (64QAM), dynamic bandwidth allocation, and SD-FEC gain sharing.
Lower Operational Costs
ICE6 enables platform power consumption of less than 0.2 W/Gb/s and can deliver up to 3.2 Tb/s of coherent bandwidth in one rack unit. Operational costs are further reduced with a small number of high-capacity wavelengths to provision and manage, as opposed to a larger number of lower-capacity wavelengths.
Leverage Innovative Features
Innovative features include second-generation Nyquist subcarriers, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and SD-FEC gain sharing. Additional advanced features include high-performance FEC, advanced telemetry, wire-speed encryption, and the ability to load-balance clients. over the two wavelengths.
The Ultimate Guide to Higher Baud Rates
As the industry evolves to 90 to 100 Gbaud with 800G generation coherent optics, this white paper explains the benefits of higher baud rates and the use cases for baud rate tuneability.