Inphi announced it sampled its new Canopus coherent DSP, the industry’s first merchant 7nm coherent DSP designed to support 400ZR and 400ZR+ applications. Andrew Schmitt commented in the press release, joined by others from Arista, Juniper, and Molex:

“The market for coherent pluggable optics will exceed $500M by 2023,” said Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI. “Canopus is the first product to bring standards-based interoperability to coherent networking and enable disaggregation of high-performance optical modules in both cloud DCI and traditional service providers.”