Source Photonics and Ixia to Demonstrate Maturity of the 400G-LR8 Platform at ECOC 2018, Enabling Migration to Higher Data Rates


Source Photonics’ 400G QSFP-DD LR8 is now available for sample orders.


West Hills, CA, September 20, 2018 –(BUSINESS WIRE) — Source Photonics, a leading global provider of optical transceivers, today announced that the company and Ixia, a Keysight Business, will demonstrate optical links with line rate 400GE live traffic utilizing Source Photonics’ 400G QSFP-DD LR8 transceivers and Ixia’s field-proven K400 QSFP-DD test system.

Demand for higher bandwidth continues to drive the need for faster transmission speeds in the data center, optical transport networks and metro networks. Source Photonics’ several successful demonstrations in traffic test beds with small form factor 400G-LR8 QSFP-DD transceivers have shown that the 400G ecosystem is advancing and deployment of this higher data rate is imminent.

Source Photonics is now taking sample orders of the 400GBASE-LR8 QSFP-DD modules and is going into production in January 2019. The company’s 400G portfolio will be complemented by QSFP-DD 400G-DR4 and 400G-FR4 transceivers which will be available for sampling in Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, respectively.

To see a demonstration of the 400G QSFP-DD LR8 with Ixia’s K400 ports transmitting and receiving full line rate 400G Ethernet test traffic with pre FEC (Forward Error Correction) results, please visit the Source Photonics booth #416 at ECOC from September 24-26, 2018, at Fiera Roma, Italy. For more information about Source Photonics, please visit

About Source Photonics:
Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in data centers, metro, and access networks. We invent next-generation solutions to provide customers with enabling technologies to support the rapidly increasing demands of cloud infrastructure, wireless communications, routing, and fiber-to-the-premises worldwide. Source Photonics is headquartered in West Hills, California, with manufacturing facilities, R&D, and sales offices worldwide.


Jasmin Basal
Marketing Communications
Phone: 818-885-4202