Components and subsystems vendor Oplink Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPLK) has announced the availability of a full suite of SFP+ transceiver products, including low-power 80-km reach, CWDM, and DWDM versions.
Oplink says these products have been designed for lower power consumption and wider operational temperature ranges to enable 10-Gbps deployment in high-density systems and in the challenging environments found in data centers, access aggregation, and mobile backhaul applications.
The main features of Oplink's new portfolio of SFP+ transceivers are:
- Maximum of 1.5-W power consumption supporting 10-Gbps applications reaching up to 80 km
- DWDM with 46 wavelength channels supporting up to 80-km uncompensated links, or longer distances assisted with dispersion compensation and optical amplification
- Operational temperature range from -40 to 85 degrees C for all SFP+ products in the portfolio
"The release of our suite of SFP+ transceivers dovetails with the optical networking trend of deploying higher bandwidth closer to end users, where high-density solutions and operations with greater temperature ranges are required," said Dr Rang-Chen Yu, vice president of business development at Oplink. "Our rugged and power-saving SFP+ products have been deployed in a wide range of applications, such as data center switch connectivity, service router WAN interface, access aggregation, and wireless backhaul networks. With today's announcement, we are pleased to now offer customers our next-generation, rugged SFP+ transceiver designs."
The SFP+ transceiver products are available to order now, says Oplink. The C-temperature (-5 to 70 degrees C) versions of these products are currently in full production, and all of the industrial-temp (-40 to 85 degrees C) versions are expected to complete qualification and begin production shipment by April.
Oplink will showcase its complete line of SFP+ transceiver products at OFC/NFOEC on March 6—8, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA, booth #1717.
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