Transition Networks Debuts 40Gbps

Created April 28, 2016
Applications and Research

Transition Networks has launched a new 40G quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP+) optical transceivers designed for high growth 40G Ethernet networks.

The Transition Networks TN-QSFP-40G-xx series of 40G QSFP+ optical transceivers are designed to install in any QSFP+ port allowing for 40GBase-X interfaces to the network through the QSFP+ connector. The TN-QSFP-40G-xx transceivers are built for bi-directional serial-optical data communication such as 40G Ethernet, allowing network managers to cost-effectively upgrade their enterprise networks to accommodate newer, more data-intensive services.

The TN-QSFP-40G-xx series features 4 channels with up to 11.1 Gb/s per channel, a maximum link length of 400m on OM4 multimode fiber or 30km over single mode fiber and a hot-swappable 40G transceiver that plugs into a QSFP+ port. The series supports SFF-8436 digital diagnostic monitoring interface (DMI) and is compatible with Cisco switches and routers as well as their IOS.

Applications of the TN-QSFP-40G-xx series include 40GBase-X Ethernet, breakout to 10GBase-X Ethernet, data centre aggregation and backplane applications, and datacom/telecom switch and router connections.

“Existing 1G/10G infrastructures are not able to meet the rising demand of the higher data rates being driven by virtualisation, big data, cloud services and convergence. This demand is necessitating 40G fiber networking which SFP has become the standard for cost effective service turn-up,” said Tony LeFebvre, Director of Product Management for Transition Networks. “The addition of TN-QSFP-40G-xx to our extensive SFP portfolio demonstrates Transition Networks’ continued commitment to providing reliable, cost effective and high performance networking products with the dedicated service and support our customers have come to expect..”

The TN-QSFP-40G-xx series is available now.

http://www.transition.com/TransitionNetworks/About/NewsEvents/News/News-04-18-16.aspx

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This article was written
by Per Danielsen

Per has 35 years of experience in optical communications and is now working freelance writing about optical communications and other telecom related topics. He also serves as chairman of the ECOC Market Focus program committee.