Optical module vendor Champion ONE now offers a portfolio of 25-Gbps SFP28 hot-pluggable optical transceivers. The SFP28 modules are part of Champion ONE's Passport line of universally compatible transceivers.
Based on the SFP+ MSA form factor, the low-power transceivers support 25 Gigabit Ethernet and 24.3-Gbps CPRI. The new transceivers come in short-reach (SR) and long-reach (LR) versions. The SR version is rated 70 m on OM3 multimode fiber or 100 m on OM4 multimode fiber; the LR is rated 10 km on single-mode fiber. To support deployment in uncontrolled environments, the LR is available in both commercial temperature (0 to 70° C) and hardened (-40 to 85° C) versions. For these transceivers, the power consumption is 1.0W (SR) and 1.5W (LR).
Champion ONE, known for its supply of optical transceivers, launched a line of 100-Gbps QSFP28 optical transceivers in February 2016 (see "Champion ONE offers range of 100-Gbps QSFP28 optical transceivers"). Like the 100-Gbps QSFP28 optical transceivers, the 25-Gbps SFP28 transceivers serve as a direct replacement for hot pluggable OEM transceivers and carry a five-year warranty. The 25-Gbps SFP28 transceivers are universally compatible across various OEM switch and router platforms, Champion ONE asserts.
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