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October 22, 2009

Reflex Photonics Announces New Dual Ethernet CFP Transceivers

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor

Reflex Photonics, developer of high-speed, parallel channel optical connectivity systems for data transfer and semiconductor packaging applications, will be showing new solutions from its parallel channel product line at the Supercomm 2009 conference. 

Reflex product line has a new addition, the Dual 40G CFP transceiver. This transceiver supports two fully independent 40 Gbps Ethernet links. These transceivers are built on the CFP MSA and comply with the draft IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3ba 40GBASE-SR4 specification for 40G Ethernet links of up to 150 m. The Reflex CFP transceivers support high-performance data communications and telecommunications equipment for demanding applications.

Some of the Reflex Dual 40G CFP transceiver features are, 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, 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,” Robert Coenen, director of Product Management at Reflex Photonics, said. “The Dual 40G CFP transceiver doubles the faceplate density as compared to a single 40G CFP transceiver.”

Reflex Photonics will  also showcase a variety of high-speed, parallel channel, optical data communications solutions like, 100GBASE-SR10 100 Gbps CFP transceiver, Snap 12 40 Gbps and 75 Gbps transceivers, Reflex LightABLE optical engine, and Reflex Light on Board optically enabled ASIC technology.

Through the integration LightABLE semiconductor/optical packaging technology, the company is addressing applications which require aggregate data rates in excess of 10 Gigabit per second and with link distances ranging from a few inches to 1000 feet.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire