This new addition to TE’s QSFP product portfolio for the broad Ethernet and InfiniBand standards marketplace combines the high-density and low-power benefits of parallel modules with some key advantages normally associated with SFP+ based modules, such as digital diagnostic monitoring for improved systems management.
The QSFP+ optical transceivers can be used in switches, routers, data centers, and other Ethernet applications where they provide more than a 60 percent increase in faceplate PCB density and simplify heat management through reduced power consumption (power dissipation of 0.8W) of more than 50 percent compared to the use of four individual SFP+ modules. Offering a digital diagnostic monitoring interface, the new transceivers enable customers to manage and monitor key module parameters of a system through alarm and warning flags for module performance.
The QSFP+ MSA- and SFF-8436-compatible transceivers are electrically hot-pluggable, allowing for port population on demand and in the field. The latch mechanism eases insertion into board-mounted cages, whereas optical connectivity is enabled via industry-standard MPO/MTP-terminated fiber ribbon.
The QSFP+ optical transceivers will be part of a live interoperability industry demonstration at the Ethernet Alliance booth #1253 at OFC/NFOEC 2011.