Modulight joins XFP multi-source agreement
6 September 2002 -- Finland's Modulight Inc has joined the 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) Multi Source Agreement Group as "contributor".
6 September 2002 -- Finland's Modulight Inc has joined the 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group as "contributor", with an intention to support the work of the MSA Group by providing module manufacturers with a direct connection to the (sub)component supply chain.
The goal of the MSA Group is to create a specification for a module, cage hardware, and IC interfaces for a 10Gbit/s hot-pluggable module converting serial electrical signals into external serial optical or electrical signals. The technology is intended to be flexible enough to support OC192/STM-64, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, usually with the same module.