Hisense Broadband unveils 800G QSFP-DD BiDi SR4.2 multimode transceiver

March 2, 2023
The optical module conforms to 100-Gbps Ethernet multimode fiber specifications to support 100 m of multimode fiber reach with a dual-wavelength BiDi transmission.

Just ahead of OFC 2023, Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. has launched what it asserts is the first multimode 800-Gbps bidirectional (BiDi) QSFP-DD SR4.2 optical transceiver. The optical module conforms to 100-Gbps Ethernet multimode fiber specifications to support 100 m of multimode fiber reach with a dual-wavelength BiDi transmission.

The new 800G BiDi module also will support 4x200G and 2x400G breakouts. The optical transceiver conforms to both QSFP-DD MSA and Terabit BiDi MSA specifications and will operate at 0~70°C with a power consumption of less than 15 W, according to the company.

HiSense Broadband believes the 800G QSFP-DD SR4.2 optical transceiver will enable data center operators to lay a seamless upgrade path across multiple platforms while supporting cost-effective, high-speed connections between next-generation data center servers and switches without changing the existing multimode fiber infrastructure. The company will offer a live demonstration of the 800G QSFP-DD BiDi SR4.2 using Broadcom chip sets (DSP BCM87800, VCSEL AFCD-V84LP [850 nm], AFCD-V84LQ [908 nm], and PIN BPD3058-4) and a high data rate optimized multimode fiber engineered by Corning Inc. for BiDi applications at OFC 2023 in San Diego March 7-9 in Booth 6116. HiSense Broadband notes that the Corning fiber offers a higher specified EMB value than standard OM3 and OM4 fibers and thus can support transmission distances of up to 100 m.

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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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