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Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2016-11-09

Integrated performance monitoring (PM); optical layer operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM & P); alarming; amplification, and the like is described in optical transceivers, such as multi-source agreement (MSA)-defined modules. A pluggable optical transceiver defined by an MSA agreement can include advanced integrated functions for carrier-grade operation which preserves the existing MSA specifications allowing the pluggable optical transceiver to operate with any compliant MSA host device with advanced features and functionality, such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), framing, and OAM&P directly on the pluggable optical transceiver. The advanced integrated can be implemented by the pluggable optical transceiver separate and independent from the host device.


Integrated performance monitoring (PM); optical layer operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P); alarming; amplification, and the like is described in optical transceivers, such as multi-source agreement (MSA)-defined modules. A pluggable optical transceiver defined by an MSA agreement can include advanced integrated functions for carrier-grade operation which preserves the existing MSA specifications allowing the pluggable optical transceiver to operate with any compliant MSA host device with advanced features and functionality, such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), framing, and OAM&P directly on the pluggable optical transceiver. The advanced integrated can be implemented by the pluggable optical transceiver separate and independent from the host device.


Patent
Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2013-11-04

Integrated performance monitoring (PM); optical layer operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P); alarming; amplification, or the like is described in optical transceivers, such as multi-source agreement (MSA)-defined modules. An optical transceiver defined by an MSA agreement can include advanced integrated functions for carrier-grade operation which preserves the existing MSA specifications allowing the optical transceiver to operate with any compliant MSA host device with advanced features and functionality. An XFP module can include integrated circuitry configured to provide forward error correction encoding and decoding; a transmitter communicatively coupled to the integrated circuit; a receiver communicatively coupled to the integrated circuit; and a module housing in which the integrated circuitry, the transmitter, and the receiver are disposed, wherein the module housing is pluggable in a host device configured to operate the pluggable optical transceiver, and wherein the forward error correction encoding and decoding is performed transparently to the host device.


Performance monitoring (PM); optical layer operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P); and alarming are provided in optical transceivers, such as multi-source agreement (MSA)-defined modules. The present disclosure provides an optical transceiver defined by an MSA agreement with integrated PM and alarming for carrier-grade operation. The integration preserves the existing MSA specifications allowing the optical transceiver to operate with any compliant MSA host device. Further, the host device can be configured through software to retrieve the PM and alarming from the optical transceiver. The optical transceiver can include XFP, XPAK, XENPAK, X2, XFP-E, SFP, SFP+, 300-pin, and the like. The optical transceiver is configured to frame incoming signals to provide overhead and FEC. The transceiver provides access to all alarms in ITU-T G.709, all Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCM) bytes in G.709, far end monitoring as specified in G.709, loopbacks, historical and real-time PM values, and the like.


An apparatus adapted to operate a pluggable optical transceiver in a plurality of modulation schemes includes core circuitry adapted to interface with a host device, wherein the host device is adapted to support the pluggable optical transceiver; direct detection modulation circuitry communicatively coupled to the core circuitry; coherent modulation circuitry communicatively coupled to the core circuitry; and selection circuitry adapted to operate one of the direct detection modulation circuitry and the coherent modulation circuitry based on a selection depending on an application of the pluggable optical transceiver.


Patent
Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2013-06-12

High-density rack unit systems and methods are described for telecommunication and data communication systems that utilize novel airflow mechanisms thereby enabling modularity and high-density in small-form factor units. The high-density rack unit systems and methods offer novel airflow mechanisms via right-angle backplane connectors to enable more airflow in a rack unit as well as novel field replaceable fans in these high-density rack units. Further, the high-density rack unit systems and methods include a baffle structure to keep power-supply-related airflow separate from the airflow over other components in the 1U or 2U rack unit. In this manner, the high-density rack unit systems and methods enable system vendors and network operators to realize significant density improvements.


Patent
Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2016-02-10

The present disclosure provides an optical transceiver, method of mapping, and method of management utilizing a plurality of Optical Channel Transport Unit layer k (OTUk) links to form an aggregate signal, such as, for example, 10 OTU2s to provide a single 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) signal. Specifically, the present invention enables use of existing circuitry and methods at lower speed signals, e.g. 10G, to support higher speed aggregate signals, e.g. 100G. The present invention may be utilized to support carrier-grade OTN applications with optical transceivers such as, for example, pluggable optical transceivers. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention includes a method which receives a plurality of signals, frames each of the plurality of signals into an OTUk frame, and manages/monitors each of the plurality of signals in an OTUk frame in the aggregate.


Patent
Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2013-11-22

A latch mechanism for a pluggable optical module includes a slide disposed in the pluggable optical module, wherein the slide includes a front cylinder connected to a rear cylinder with a slide body therebetween and a post connected to the rear cylinder; a bail over a top of a front portion of the pluggable optical module and rotatably connected thereto, wherein the bail includes a first cutout portion on each side in which the front cylinder is moveably positioned therein; a ramp disposed within the pluggable optical module for sliding the rear cylinder thereon; and a notch disposed within the pluggable optical module for translating force from the post thereto responsive to the bail moving the front cylinder, the front cylinder applying force to the rear cylinder via the slide body, and the rear cylinder translating the force to the post.


Patent
Menara Networks Inc. | Date: 2016-03-09

A latch mechanism for a pluggable optical module includes a slide disposed in the pluggable optical module, wherein the slide includes a front cylinder connected to a rear cylinder with a slide body therebetween and a post connected to the rear cylinder; a bail over a top of a front portion of the pluggable optical module and rotatably connected thereto, wherein the bail includes a first cutout portion on each side in which the front cylinder is moveably positioned therein; a ramp disposed within the pluggable optical module for sliding the rear cylinder thereon; and a notch disposed within the pluggable optical module for translating force from the post thereto responsive to the bail moving the front cylinder, the front cylinder applying force to the rear cylinder via the slide body, and the rear cylinder translating the force to the post.


Integrated performance monitoring (PM); optical layer operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P); alarming; amplification, and the like is described in optical transceivers, such as multi-source agreement (MSA)-defined modules. A pluggable optical transceiver defined by an MSA agreement can include advanced integrated functions for carrier-grade operation which preserves the existing MSA specifications allowing the pluggable optical transceiver to operate with any compliant MSA host device with advanced features and functionality, such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), framing, and OAM&P directly on the pluggable optical transceiver. The advanced integrated can be implemented by the pluggable optical transceiver separate and independent from the host device.

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