Avago Releases 8- and 10-Gbps Fiber-Optic Transceivers

Avago Technologies has launched two fiber-optic transceivers that are capable of increasing the port density in storage and Ethernet equipment.

The AFBR-54D7APZ is a mini-SFP+ (mSFP) transceiver that caters to 8 Gbps Fiber Channel, while the AFBR-703SNZ transceiver is aimed at 10 Gbps Ethernet equipment designs. Unlike standard SFP+ transceivers, Avago’s pluggable modules can increase the port density by 30%.

The mSFP transceivers use Avago’s PIN detector technology and 850 nm Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL. The AFBR-703SNZ complies with the standards of IEEE 802.3ae10GBASE-SR, while the AFBR-54D7APZ module complies with the specification of 8.5/4.25/2.125 GBd Fibre Channel. With a dissipation of only 0.6 W, both devices fulfill the electrical specifications of Small Form Pluggable Multi Source Agreement standards for duplex transceivers and use the I2C interface with the SPF+ electrical connector.

The Director of Marketing for Fiber Optic Products Division at Avago Technologies, Victor Krutul stated that the 10 and 8 Gbps modules enables higher port density in the Ethernet equipment and allows better storage capacity.

Using OM3 fiber, data speeds of 8.5 Gbps can be achieved in the AFBR-54D7APZ for up to 150 m and speed of 10 Gbps can be achieved for up to 300 m in the AFBR-703SNZ. Other features include digital diagnostic monitoring in real–time. The modules can be used in fluctuating temperatures ranging from -10°C to 80° C. They are RoHS compliant and laser eye safe.

The mSFP transceivers will be showcased at the Optical Fiber Conference from 8 to 10 March at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Avago will also demonstrate other optical fiber solutions at the conference.

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