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AMCC, Avago jointly showcase SFP+ 10GBASE-LRM solution

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:optical module SFP? LRM 10GBASE? transceiver?

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced 10GBASE-LRM interoperability between its QT2025 10Gbit/s PHY layer device and Avago Technologies' SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) optical modules. The first public demonstration between the two companies' technologies will be displayed ECOC 2008, Europe's largest optical fiber communications conference, taking place in Brussels, Belgium this week (Sept. 21-25).

"Supporting 10Gbit/s over 220m of OM1/OM2/OM3 multimode fibers (MMF) in data center applications is one of the most challenging aspects of 10GBASE-LRM technology but AMCC's expertise in electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) and forward error correction (FEC) makes it possible to begin the full-scale characterization of the hardware," said I-Hsing Tan, the 10G SFP+ business development manager for Avago Technologies. "This is a tremendous opportunity to show the market that 10GBASE-LRM SFP+ solutions are going to bring major improvements in port density, reach, power consumption and cost to the data center. Avago Technologies is pleased to be in a leadership position with AMCC in demonstrating the 10GBASE-LRM interoperability at ECOC."

AMCC's QT2025 is a fully integrated 10Gbps transceiver with fully-adaptive EDC. It provides a high-performance interface between a MAC or a switch device and optical modules. The QT2025 is also capable of interfacing directly to SFP+ direct attach copper cabling and to 10GBASE-KR backplanes. AMCC's transport components allow system designers to offer the most cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity delivery of enterprise traffic for 10GbE datacenter applications.

Avago's 10Gbit/s Ethernet SFP+ family of products, including SR, LR and LRM optical transceivers, brings new levels of speed and high-port density to next-generation networking equipment. The AFBR-707SDZ SFP+ 10GBASE-LRM transceiver allows 220m operation in all MMF link applications including OM1 and OM2 legacy fiber cables and new high bandwidth OM3 fiber cables.

"The interoperability of AMCC's QT2025 with Avago Technologies' market-leading SFP+ modules is showcasing that 10GBASE-LRM is much more power efficient than 10GBASE-T PHYs and more flexible than XFP or X2 modules," said Neal Neslusan , director of marketing at AMCC. "The 10Gbit/s market is expanding rapidly and system designers are seeking higher densities for their applications as well as reduced power consumption. The interoperability with Avago Technologies demonstrates our continuing commitment to bring power efficiency, longer reach connectivity and completely validated solutions to market."

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