AOI's SFP transceivers support 4G Fibre Channel

Sept. 19, 2007
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 -- AOI's SFP MSA-compliant transceivers are designed for Fibre Channel links for data rates up to the 400-MByte/4.25-Gbit rate meeting the 4G Fibre Channel OMA requirement for 80-km links.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 -- Components manufacturer Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (Sugar land, TX; search for AOI) recently introduced two new fiber-optic small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers for CWDM and DWDM 4-Gigabit (4G) Fibre Channel.

AOI's SFP MSA-compliant transceivers are designed for Fibre Channel links for data rates up to the 400-MByte/4.25-Gbit rate meeting the 4G Fibre Channel OMA requirement for 80-km links. WDM technology maximizes fiber-optic bandwidth for high traffic storage area network (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), metropolitan area network (MAN), and access and transport Networks.

Transmission, switching equipment, and network appliance manufacturers use high-speed Fibre Channel SFPs as a flexible fiber optic port offering. According to the company, 4G pluggable transceivers help the OEM customer meet the demand for high-volume, high-reliability mainframe data storage (i.e., off-site storage mirroring), video, and/or mixed media content storage and service delivery via core or edge topologies.

Both hot-pluggable devices feature data rates up to 4.25 Gbits/sec, an APD detector for 80-km reach,serial ID functionality support, low power dissipation, and an operating temperature range from -10° to +75°C. The transceivers are also digital diagnostic SFF-8472 compliant.

The A5CL-ZDxx-FDAA DWDM 4G FC SFP features receiver variable decision threshold control, a temperature-stabilized distributed-feedback (DFB) laser transmitter, and a C-band ITU Grid (100-GHz) source. Wavelength is controlled within +/-0.1 nm over life and temperature.

The FC-PI 13.0 compliant A5CL-xCxx-FDAA CWDM 4G FC SFP integrates a high-speed, low-dispersion-penalty, uncooled CWDM DFB, multiquantum-well (MQW) laser. The transceiver also meets GR 468 reliability specifications.

Samples are currently available and volume shipments will start this month.


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