Reflex Photonics ships 100GBASE-SR10 100G Ethernet CFP transceivers to customers

Reflex Photonics, an advanced developer of extreme high speed optical connectivity solutions for semiconductor packaging and data transfer applications, today announced it has begun shipping its InterBOARD™ 100G Ethernet CFP transceivers to customers. Built to the CFP MSA, these transceivers comply with the draft IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-SR10 specification for 100G Ethernet links of up to 150 m.

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

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

Features:

  • Full-duplex transceiver
  • 10 independent transmit and receive channels
  • each channel capable of 11.2 Gbps operation to enable support for 112G (OTU4) rate
  • single optical MPO port which connects to an industry standard 2×12 parallel multi-mode fiber cable
  • low-profile hot-pluggable parallel transceiver
  • uses the next generation Reflex LightABLE™ VCSEL/PD array optical sub-assembly technology
  • The Reflex CFP transceiver consumes only 4 watts and so gives 10x the data rate at approximately 4x the power as compared to SFP+ modules.

“With the release of the InterBOARD™ CFP, Reflex is enabling the optical technology market with a cost effective path for upgrading to 100G Ethernet links.” said Robert Coenen, Director of Product Management at Reflex Photonics. “By complying with the IEEE standard; the Reflex 100G Ethernet transceiver ensures inter-operability between CFP sockets as well as CFP and CXP-enabled equipment.”

A Reflex 100G CFP transceiver will be part of a live demo in the EXFO booth at the Optical European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECOC, being held in Vienna, Austria, on September 20 – 24, 2009. Conference attendees are invited to visit the EXFO Booth, #711, during the event to see the transceiver running live data.

“Reflex’s low cost 100G CFP transceiver is the first to enable EXFO’s 100G Ethernet test solution for 100GBASE-SR10 application, and allows EXFO customers to proceed with their 100G programs in a timely fashion” said Patrick Drolet, Product Manager, Transport & Datacom Division at EXFO.

The Reflex Photonics 100G CFP transceiver began shipping to select customers in September and will go to full production in Q1 2010.