Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Source Photonics Debuts 100G LR4 Transceiver for Data Centers

Source Photonics introduced a 100G LR4 optical transceiver in the compact QSFP28 form factor -- an industry first, according to the company, and likely to accelerate the use of 100G links between rack switches and the core of data center networks.

The new transceiver, which is based on the IEEE 100GBASE-LR4 standard, demonstrates a typical power consumption of 3.5W and delivers 100G capability with 40% lower power consumption compared to the industry best CFP4 form factor. The form factor provides 150% increased faceplate bandwidth density compared to 40G QSFP solutions, allowing for up to 48 modules per standard face plate, compared to only 12 with the currently available 100G CFP2 products.


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