ADVA and II-VI Incorporated Unveil the Industry’s First 100ZR Pluggable Coherent Transceiver for the Optical Network Edge


MUNICH, Germany and PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADVA (FSE: ADV) and II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), today launched the industry’s first 100ZR pluggable coherent transceiver. Jointly defined and purpose-built for the optical network edge, the 100ZR consistent is designed for commercial and industrial temperature operating ranges (C-temp and I-temp). The new 100ZR Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) transceiver features the Steelerton coherent digital signal processor (DSP). Co-financed by the two companies, this brand new DSP is totally unique on the market.

The rapid growth of data traffic in 5G broadband and wireless access networks is driving demand for next-generation transmission technology that allows service providers to expand the capacity of their bandwidth aggregation infrastructure at the edge of the network. The new Coherent 100ZR transceiver now enables service providers to easily and cost-effectively deploy 100 Gbps coherent transceiver technology in the access network. These benefits are achieved through unique transceiver features including coherent DSP optimized for 100ZR, cost-effective silicon photonics technology, standard QSFP28 interface and Flextune Technology.

“With this new application-specific transceiver technology, service providers can now benefit from the simplicity and robustness of consistent technology in the access network and seamlessly upgrade millions 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps Ethernet links,” said Henning Hinderthür, vice president of product. line management at ADVA. “While the design of this product is ideally suited for this application, it will also provide economies of scale by leveraging II-VI’s track record of high-volume transceiver manufacturing.”

“We have received excellent feedback from operators and OEMs on this product, and we are delighted to partner with ADVA on this key industry milestone,” said Matthias Berger, Vice President of Technology. consistent at II-VI Incorporated. “The transceiver includes the Steelerton DSP, a unique and revolutionary coherent processor, due to its small size and low power consumption, both of which are essential to achieve the QSFP28 standard power dissipation requirement of less than 5 watts. What makes this transceiver even more appealing to operators is the built-in self-tuning Flextune technology, which reduces operational expenses by simplifying network deployments. It’s the ideal combination of consistent, cost-effective technology and plug-and-play ease of use.

The new Coherent 100ZR transceiver plugs directly into existing headends, switches and routers, enabling existing network elements to transmit 100 Gbps signals over links spanning up to several hundred kilometers. 100ZR transceivers are offered in C-temp and I-temp variants to suit a wide range of deployment options, including central offices and local exchanges, as well as harsher ambient environments, such as street cabinets.

Further details on ADVA’s Coherent 100ZR can be found in these slides:

A supporting product video is also available here:

About ADVA

ADVA is an innovation-driven company focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology is the building blocks of a shared digital future and strengthens networks around the world. We continually develop breakthrough hardware and software that dominates the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It is these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services essential to today’s society and to imagine a new tomorrow. Together, we are building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diverse applications in communications, industrial, aerospace and defense, semiconductor capital goods, life sciences, consumer electronics and automotive. . Based in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service and distribution facilities worldwide. The company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonics and electronics materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers. For more information, visit

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