Transceivers

Feb. 1, 2017
Collection of products for the cable markets.
Legrand expands transceiver line

To meet market demand, Legrand recently expanded its transceiver and direct attach cable offering to operate in a wider range of equipment from popular manufacturers such as Arista, Brocade, Cisco, Finisar, HP, Juniper, and others. In addition, the company notes that its transceiver line “is competitively priced, TAA-compliant and guaranteed to meet or exceed OEM specifications.” Legrand says its transceiver offering encompasses “thousands of solutions, including quick-turn custom drop ships, making it one of the broadest in the industry.” Each transceiver is tested in-application and bears a lifetime warranty, adds the company.

Legrand, >www.legrand.us

Optical transceivers from Berk-Tek

Berk-Tek’s optical transceivers give network managers full control over their Layer 1 performance, allowing them “to fully own the link,” as the company says. “Traditionally, transceivers have been sourced from switch manufacturers, but the performance of the transceiver has more to do with the cable (and vice versa), than the switch,” contends a company statement. “Therefore, it makes both financial and operational sense to specify the cabling and transceivers together in order to ensure maximum network performance.” Berk-Tek’s transceiver product line consists of 1G/10G/40G/100G Ethernet transceivers and 8G/16G Fibre Channel transceivers. Singlemode and multimode versions are available in various form factors. To help customers understand the most economical method to connect their devices, Berk-Tek has also developed an easy-to-use online calculator. By inputting their data rate, distance between devices, and number of connections, users can obtain an immediate recommendation of which fiber type and transceiver type will support their application at the lowest cost.

Berk-Tek, berktektransceivers.com

EXFO’s iOptics test application

Available on EXFO’s FTBx-88200NGE and FTB-890/890NGE test platforms, iOptics is an intelligent pluggable optics test application for field and lab environments, geared to efficiently evaluate the proper operation of transceivers using minimal user configuration. According to a product press release, “iOptics offers a complete, powerful and easy-to-use tool for CFP and QSFP qualification, and can validate the full range of low- to high-rate transceivers including SFP, SFP+, XFP, CFP, CFP2, CFP4, QSFP+ and QSFP28. iOptics offers a faster, streamlined and automated test sequence, aimed at quickly and simply validating any type of 10M to 100G interface. It is the ideal solution for multirate field commissioning with a simple one-button pass/fail.” The application further offers automated stress testing for lab qualification, and is ideally suited for data center and data center interconnect (DCI) testing, adds the company. “iOptics provides a smart, automated and simple way to test the proper function of transceivers,” concludes EXFO. “It provides a pass/fail verdict based on predefined or autonomously discovered thresholds. The test allows any fault to be quickly pinpointed to a specific area of the optical device under test.”

EXFO, exfo.com

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