Avago offers 40GbE QSFP transceiver

APRIL 30, 2010 -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO) has announced a new four-channel pluggable parallel-optic QSFP transceiver module for 40-Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) applications. This latest addition to Avago’s expanding portfolio of QSFP transceivers is fully compliant to the IEEE 802.3ba 40GBase-SR4 specification.

APRIL 30, 2010 -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO) has announced a new four-channel pluggable parallel-optic QSFP transceiver module for 40-Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) applications. This latest addition to Avago’s expanding portfolio of QSFP transceivers is fully compliant to the IEEE 802.3ba 40GBase-SR4 specification.

This transceiver is designed for multi-lane data communication and interconnect applications that integrate four independent 10-Gbps data lanes in each direction to provide 40-Gbps aggregate bandwidth. In addition to 40GbE interconnects, this transceiver can be used in datacom/telecom switch and router connections, as well as data aggregation and backplane applications.

Avago says its QSFP transceiver module provides designers with maximum flexibility to support installations of varying cable links or for difficult cable plant installations. The module, which is now available for sampling, incorporates Avago’s integrated circuit and VCSEL technology to provide high performance and long-life reliability, the company adds.

With data rates of 10 Gbps for up to 100 meters using OM3 fiber, Avago’s QSFP module is designed to operate over multimode fiber systems using a nominal wavelength of 850 nm. The electrical interface uses a 38 contact edge type connector while the optical interface uses either an 8- or 12-fiber MTP (MPO) connector.

Avago’s QSFP transceiver module also is designed to provide the electro-optical performance necessary to enable the optimal jitter performance required for high-speed computing, server clustering, InfiniBand, and Ethernet switching and core routers. Additionally, this transceiver is hot pluggable for ease of installation and servicing, and backward compatible with 5- and 2.5-Gbps per channel applications.

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