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22 September 2008


Avago launches long-reach extended-temperature 10G SFP+ transceivers

Avago Technologies says that it is sampling the latest addition to its 10Gb/s Ethernet SFP+ optical transceiver product family (for general availability by the end of 2008). Based on its 1310nm DFB laser and PIN detector technology, Avago says that the AFCT-701SDZ/AFCT-701ASDZ 10Gb/s SFP+ LR (long-reach) optical transceiver offers extended temperature support and brings new levels of high speed and high port density to next-generation networking equipment, targeting campus and access networks.

With digital monitoring interface (DMI), Avago's new 10Gb/s SFP+ transceivers operate over single-mode fiber at distances of up to 10km in compliance with the optical interface specifications per IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-LR. With support for RoHS 6 and China RoHS, the ACFT-701SDZ operates at temperatures of 0-70°C and features a typical power dissipation of less than 1W. The extended-temperature AFCT-701ASDZ version supports 0-85°C. The new optical transceiver follows the SFF-8431 specification for enhanced 10Gb/s SFP+ as well as the SFF-8472 specification for DMI in optical transceivers.

The emerging SFP+ form factor for optical transceivers enables network equipment manufacturers to build products with greater port density to effectively support the growing demand for data-intensive applications, says Avago.

The 10GBASE-LR SFP+ transceiver is part of Avago's broad portfolio of high-speed optical components on display at this week's 34th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2008) in Brussels, Belgium.

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