Senko doubles face plate density with SN® connector

Created August 9, 2022
Technologies and Products

Senko has launched its next generation duplex optical fibre connector designed for high density applications, which doubles transceiver face plate density. The connectors can be used for next generation transceivers including SFP-DD, QSFP-DD and OSFPVSFF. The compact design of Senko’s Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex SN® fibre connectors allow significant space-saving in data centre and telecom applications.

The company says data centres are undergoing an infrastructure transformation, requiring higher speeds, greater scalability, and higher levels of reliability to better meet the demands of business. As speed and performance needs increase, optical transceivers, once considered a generic component of fibre channel switching technologies, have become an integral part of overall system design as they allow organisations to connect more devices and build larger fabrics while utilising less space. The SN® interface allows for greater optical connectivity density on the switch while still having the reliability of the industry standard LC connector.

“Senko has been diligent for the adoption and continued deployment of its SN VSFF connector technology and supporting ecosystem,” said Yohei Sato, vice president of Sales, SENKO. “The SN® connector is a perfect fit for Brocade Fibre Channel switch designs that can support the future exponential bandwidth demand in the market, we are excited to be part of their transceiver optics and switch products roadmap”

“Broadcom continues to deliver industry-leading, innovative technologies that differentiate Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel solutions in the enterprise storage market. With Senko’s SN® connectivity, Broadcom brings the first double density optical transceivers for fibre channel to market, enabling increased port count within the same footprint,” said Martin Skagen, vice president of Architecture and Technology, Brocade Storage Networking division, Broadcom. “Brocade 64G double density optical transceivers and Senko SN® connectivity deliver the industry’s highest density fibre channel switches available anywhere to connect more devices and build larger fabrics in less rack space.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.