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8 October 2008


Avago first to market with 8Gb/s SFP+ LR transceiver for Fiber Channel

Avago Technologies of San Jose, CA, USA has launched what it claims is the industry's first 8Gb/s SFP+ LR (long-reach) optical transceiver for Fiber Channel applications. The AFCT-57D5ATPZ is complementary to Avago's AFBR-57D5APZ multimode optical transceiver with a 150m reach (launched in early 2008).

The AFCT-57D5ATPZ operates over single-mode optical fiber at signaling rates of up to 8.5GBd for distances up to 10km. The new transceiver also enables the production of high-port-density, standards-based 8Gb/s storage-area network (SAN) applications, such as inter-switch links, storage replication, and other long-reach networks.

Based on Avago's 1310nm distributed feedback (DFB) laser, the AFCT-57D5ATPZ is compliant with industry 8.5/4.25/2.125GBd Fiber Channel specifications. The new transceiver supports RoHS requirements and provides real-time monitoring of transmitted optical power, receive optical power, laser bias current, temperature and supply voltage information. Its digital diagnostic interface also adds the ability to disable the transmitter, monitor for transmitter faults, and monitor for receiver loss of signal. Pricing begins at $200 in volume.

"Avago continues to demonstrate its commitment to the growing Fiber Channel market with the introduction of our high-performance long-reach transceivers," says Randy Clark, product marketing manager for Avago's fiber optic products division. "We remain very involved with the industry standard organizations that define the direction of the storage networking industry," he adds.

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