Avago Technologies Latest Transceiver to Enable Smooth Transition from 10G to 40G Ethernet

By CIOReview | Monday, August 24, 2015
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SAN JOSE, CA: Avago Technologies – a provider of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, storage and industrial applications– announces the general availability of its 40G bidirectional (BiDi) multimode fiber (MMF) QSFP+ transceiver module for high speed data center interconnect and networking applications.

The Avago AFBR-79EBPZ is a 40 Gigabit Ethernet based on 2x20 BiDi optics, the module enables four Tx and four Rx 10G electrical data lanes to transmit over a 2-fiber LC duplex cable. It provides cost-effective transition from 10G to 40G Ethernet using existing 10G MMF cabling infrastructure. The module supports 40G data transfer over 100meters of OM3 fiber or 150 meters of OM4 fiber and compliant to 40G XLPPI electrical specification per IEEE 802.3ba-2010 and QSFP+ SFF-8436 specification.

The device can be used in datacom/telecom switch and router connections, data aggression and backplane applications and proprietary protocol and density applications.

“Avago is the industry leader in providing high-speed optical interconnects with an extensive portfolio of highly differentiated, cost-effective solutions that enables the data center network transition to 40G Ethernet”, says Philip Gadd, SVP and GM, Fiber Optics Product Division, Avago. “Our 40G BiDi transceiver technology is an important breakthrough that has facilitated many of our end customers to transition from 10G to 40G network to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. With the general availability of Avago 40G BiDi MMF QSFP+ transceiver, there will be an accelerated market adoption of 40G Ethernet for data centers.”