17 November 2010

Avago mini-SFP+ transceiver boosts port density by 30% over SFP+

At this week’s Super Computing 2010 (SC10) conference (16–19 November), Avago Technologies has announced a new form factor for fiber-optic transceivers that enables increased port density in Ethernet and storage equipment.

The new mini-SFP+ (mSFP+) pluggable modules enable 30% greater port density over industry-standard SFP+ transceivers, while delivering the same data-transmission performance for next-generation 10Gbps Ethernet equipment designs and 8Gbps Fibre Channel for storage applications.

The mSFP+ transceivers incorporate Avago’s 850nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and PIN detector technology and comply with the optical interface specification per IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR standards. The devices are designed for low power consumption, with typical dissipation of 0.6W. Avago has teamed with multiple cage and cable suppliers to provide a complete 10Gbps Ethernet mSFP+ solution. At SC10, Avago is exhibiting a high-density DCX Backbone modular switch from Brocade featuring the mSFP+ technology, in addition to demonstrating other high-speed optical fiber solutions.

“Avago is the market leader in 8 and 10Gbps SFP+ transceivers, and our new mini-SFP+ devices integrate our proven technology in an innovative form factor that helps our world-class networking customers such as Brocade to deliver higher-density networking equipment,” says Tina Ohlhaver, marketing manager for fiber optic products. “Avago optical transceivers offer unparalleled reliability, with not a single VCSEL failure in the millions of 8 and 10Gbps modules we have shipped to date,” she claims.

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