Reflex Photonics launches dual 40G Ethernet transceiver

Reflex Photonics' Dual 40G CFP transceiver supports two fully independent 40 Gbps Ethernet links.

November 4, 2009 -- Adding to its its parallel channel product line, Reflex Photonics has introduced its Dual 40G CFP transceiver, which supports two fully independent 40 Gbps Ethernet links. Built to the CFP MSA, the transceivers comply with the draft IEEE 802.3ba 40GBASE-SR4 specification for 40G Ethernet links of up to 150 m.

The Reflex CFP transceivers are specially designed to support high-performance data communications and telecommunications equipment for such demanding applications as; switch and router inter-links and data center aggregation.

Features of the Reflex Dual 40G CFP transceiver include: two 40 Gbps Ethernet ports; compliant to IEEE 802.3ba draft specification for 40GBASE-SR4 links; CFP MSA compliant; can be plugged into same slot as 40GBASE-LR4, 100GBASE-SR10 or 100GBASE-LR4 CFP modules; 40G QSFP inter-operable; power class 1 ( &4W typ., &8W max); optical MPO ports which connect to industry standard 1x12 parallel multi-mode fiber cable; and, uses the next-generation Reflex LightABLE optical engine.

“The Reflex Dual 40G Ethernet CFP transceiver, coupled with the Reflex 100G Ethernet CFP transceiver, opens up new interconnect possibilities in the data center,” comments Robert Coenen, director of product management at Reflex Photonics. “The Dual 40G CFP transceiver doubles the faceplate density as compared to a single 40G CFP transceiver.”

The Reflex Photonics Dual 40G CFP transceiver will begin shipping in December and goes to full production in Q2 2010. The product was introduced at last month's Supercomm 2009 conference in Chicago.

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