Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Avago's New mini-SFP+ Enables 30% More Port Density for 10 GigE & Storage

Avago Technologies announced two new fiber-optic transceivers that will enable 30% increased port density in 10 Gbps Ethernet equipment and 8Gbps Fibre Channel equipment.

The new mini-SFP+ (mSFP) AFBR-54D7APZ transceiver for 8-Gbps Fibre Channel and AFBR-703SNZ transceiver for next-generation 10-Gbps Ethernet equipment incorporate Avago 850-nm Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) and PIN detector technology. This insures compliance with 8.5/4.25/2.125 GBd Fibre Channel specifications and IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR standards. The devices use the SFP+ electrical connector and I2C interface, and are compliant with the Small Form Pluggable (SFP) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) electrical specifications for duplex transceivers. The mSFP modules are designed for low power consumption with typical dissipation of 0.6W. http://www.avagotech.com