ColorChip launches OTU-3 QSFP+ transceiver

ColorChip, Inc. is offering sample availability of its quad small form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) OTU-3 line rate transceiver module. The new pluggable transceiver is designed to meet increasing bandwidth demand in today's data intensive applications.

ColorChip, Inc. is offering sample availability of its quad small form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) OTU-3 line rate transceiver module. The new pluggable transceiver is designed to meet increasing bandwidth demand in today's data intensive applications.

The new QSFP+ OTU-3 module, which uses singlemode optics, has a line rate of 43.01 Gbps and is designed to work over a distance up to 10 km, will be on display in the ColorChip booth during OFC/NFOEC, March 6-8, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The 40GbE QSFP+ OTU-3 module adds to the existing 40G QSFP+ range of products offered by ColorChip, which also includes the 40GBASE-LR4 IEEE 802.3ba compliant QSFP+ module. ColorChip introduced the IEEE 802.ba product line two years ago, and says it has shipped thousands of production modules over the last six months.

"ColorChip was first to identify the growing market of 40G QSFP+ for LR4 applications, introducing the first module over two years ago," said Simon Stanley, analyst at large, Heavy Reading. “They have been enjoying wide industry support, including Tier 1 datacom/telecom customers, and have been shipping in volumes for over six months. Their newly developed OTU-3 module is adding additional applications in the transport layer to an already successful product offering."

ColorChip says the 40GbE QSFP+ OTU-3 module will go into production in the second half of 2012.

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