Avago Offers Next-Generation 10 Gb/s Ethernet SFP+ Transceivers

Avago Technologies has announced availability of the industry's first 10 Gb/s Ethernet SFP+ SR (short reach) optical transceiver. Shipping in production volumes, Avago's 850 nm VCSEL-based 10 Gb/s AFBR-700SDZ SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) transceiver with digital monitoring interface is the first to bring new levels of speed and high-port density to next-generation networking equipment.

At the core of Avago's 10 Gb SFP+ transceiver is its own 850 nm VCSELs. These VCSELs leverage technology from Avago's highly reliable 4G VCSEL design which has undergone over 2 billion device hour testing with no failures. The AFBR-700SDZ also uses multimode fiber which enables the SFP+ transceiver to extend coverage up to 300 meters.

Avago's new optical transceiver supports the SFF-8431 specification for enhanced 10 Gb SFP+ as well as the SFF-8472 specification for DMI in optical transceivers. The ROHS 6 (restrictions of hazardous substances) compliant, lead-free AFBR-700SDZ delivers real-time temperature, supply voltage, laser bias current, laser average output power and received input power information through a two-wire interface. The digital diagnostic interface also adds the ability to disable the transmitter, monitor for transmitter faults and monitor for receiver loss of signal.

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