Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Consortium Targets 400 Gbps Hot Pluggable Modules

A new consortium has been formed to define specifications and promote the adoption of interoperable 400 Gbps hot pluggable modules.

Founding members of the CDFP MSA include: Avago Technologies, Brocade, IBM, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Molex Incorporated and TE Connectivity.

The companies said the project scope will be to specify electrical interfaces, mechanical interfaces, and software interfaces, which may include optical connector and mating fiber optic cable plug, electrical connector, guide rail, front panel and host PCB layout requirements. Additionally, the CDFP MSA specification is expected to include thermal, electromagnetic and electrostatic discharge design recommendations, all significant factors when creating standards.