EMCORE, a supplier of compound semiconductor-based components, has recently declared the launch of 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Form-factor Pluggable (CFP) optical transceiver modules for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) applications, respectively.
This versatile form-factor will power 40GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-SR10 optical interfaces with 150 m link distances over multimode optical fiber. It enables system design capabilities such as logic-logic data links, Ethernet rack-to-rack, board-to-board and shelf-to-shelf configurations, and ganged serial links.
The 4-channel designed- SR4 CFP transceiver module has four synchronous 10.3125 Gbps electrical input lanes. The 10-channel designed-SR10 CFP transceiver module has 10 synchronous 10.3125 Gbps electrical input lanes. Both modules exhibit electrical signals that are transmitted by a multi-lane data clock recovery unit, and then transformed to optical signals via EMCORE Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) 850 nm wavelength Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array and a multi-lane laser driver. Along with a multi-lane transimpedance amplifier, the EMCORE GaAs PIN photodetector array is used to convert optical signals to electrical signals, which are then transmitted and delivered to the host.
The EMCORE SR4 and SR10 CFP transceivers are hot-swappable and hot-pluggable. Its control and monitoring capabilities can be obtained through the microcontroller with the help of a two-wire serial MDIO (Management Data Input/Output) port. The electrical interface includes a 148-pin edge-connector compliant and CFP MSA industry standard.
EMCORE will participate at the 2012 Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), between March 6 and 8, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.