MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - Acacia Communications, the leader in delivering intelligent transceivers for ultra-high speed fiber optic transmission to the telecommunications and data communications industry, today announced that its Coherent CFP product, the AC100-CFP, has passed all Telcordia qualifications and is generally available.

"Our Coherent CFP is well positioned in the metro market," said Acacia Communications Co-founder and CTO Benny Mikkelsen. "As the industry's first pluggable Coherent Transceiver, our new AC100-CFP leverages our co-development of DSP/ASIC, Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit and module hardware/software to deliver leading performance at a fraction of the cost and power of comparable line cards or MSAs. The Pluggable Coherent CFP is a technology game changer and our AC100-CFP is the first to reach GA and ramp volume."

"Since CFP is a standardized common interface in transport, packet optical and router equipment, enabling single wavelength coherent 100G PM-QPSK in a CFP form factor provides an easy and compelling option to deliver coherent interfaces on routers, packet and OTN switches," said Daryl Inniss, VP and Practice Leader, Components at Ovum.

"Demand has been overwhelming," said Acacia Communications President and CEO Raj Shanmugaraj. "Our CFP volume shipments will, in the first quarter after GA, exceed shipments of our MSA product for the first whole year after that product reached GA. Tens of thousands of line cards with CFP slots have been ubiquitously deployed in the field eliminating the need to redesign these line cards to accept our Coherent CFP. Staying at the 24W power profile in the ZR mode and delivering a coherent 100G-level performance has fueled this high demand for our product."

About AC100-CFP

Acacia's AC100-CFP leverages the company's own low power 28 nm DSP ASIC and Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit Optical technology. Enabling optimum metro performance at lowest power available in the market, the AC100-CFP provides best-in-class performance at attractive price points.

About Acacia Communications:

Acacia Communications Inc. provides advanced solutions to the optical transport and network infrastructure equipment market for coherent transceivers supporting 100G, 200G, 400G and beyond. Working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers, the company designs, manufactures and sells leading-edge optical transponder technology that enables customers to reduce overall costs while increasing performance and reducing time to market. Ranked fifth in the 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, Acacia is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA and has an office in Hazlet, New Jersey. For more information, visit

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