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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.

800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

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800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

Boost Capacity-Reach

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.

800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

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.

800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

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.

800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

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 White Paper - 800G and beyond

Related Resources

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Press Release

Infinera Breaks Industry Record with 800G Transmission over 950 Kilometers in a Live Network Trial

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Infinera and Corning Achieve 800G Across 800 Kilometers with ICE6

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ICE6 Optical Engine - Minimize TCO with 800G Generation Coherent

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The Advantages of Indium Phosphide Photonic Integration in High-performance Coherent Optics

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The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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It’s Always Good to Share – The Value of SD-FEC Gain Sharing

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