Vitex offers extended-temp 200G AOC breakout cable

Dec. 15, 2022
The cable features an attached 200G QSFP-DD transceiver attached at one end and a fanout terminated with eight duplex LC connectors, with each element of the fanout providing 25G-SR connectivity.

Vitex LLC says it now offers an extended-temperature 200G active optical cable (AOC) breakout cable with eight breakouts. The cable features an attached 200G QSFP-DD transceiver attached at one end and a fanout terminated with eight duplex LC connectors, with each element of the fanout providing 25G-SR connectivity.

The extended temperature range runs from -20 to +85 degrees C. Such temperature performance will make the breakout cable attractive to data centers as well as telecom networks, particularly in conjunction with cell site routers in the latter case, Vitex believes. The 200G-SR8 AOC module will enable telecom network designers to upgraded 200G and 400G switches cost-effectively while continuing to use existing equipment in racks and servers, for example.

“As racks and servers are upgraded to higher speeds, the space-saving design of the 200G QSFP-DD breakout to 8x25G port cable replaces combined patch cables plus optical transceiver pluggables. The results: a significantly lower cost for each replacement set and lower power consumption reducing heat generation,” commented Craig Polk, Vitex product development manager.

“This product hits the sweet spot for faster and lower-capex 5G cell-site deployment while supporting increased capacity demands of a split 5G architecture,” added Dr. Rakesh Sambaraju, Vitex director of sales and technology. “Now available as a singular solution, the 200G-SR8 QSFP-DD to 8x25G-SR1 Duplex LC connectors are designed for short distances and have eight lanes of 25G NRZ with each duplex LC connector mapped into a single TX/RX 25G lane. In application, I can see the 200G-SR8 AOC module plugged into the host and the 8x duplex LCs connected to RUs via a standard structured cabling deployment.”

The Vitex 200G-SR8 QSFP-DD to 8x25G duplex-LC breakout AOC is available now for testing and evaluation.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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