Thursday, March 19, 2009

Opnext Demos 16G Fibre Channel Longwave

Opnext is demonstrating its new 16G Fibre Channel Long Wave (FC LW) SFP+ Transceiver prototype at this week's OFC/NFOEC conference in San Diego.

Based on Opnext's 1310nm DFB laser technology, the Opnext 16G FC LW SFP+ optical transceiver offers transmission distances of up to 10km. The next generation 16G FC product specifications are currently in discussion at the T11 industry standards committee. Market release of the 16G FC product line will be in 2010.

The company recently released its 8G FC short wave and long wave product line into mass production. Storage OEMs are currently in the process of rolling out their 8G FC products.