Monday, April 8, 2013

Spirent demos support for CFP2 100G optical transceiver modules

OFC/NFOEC 2013, USA: Spirent Communications, a leader in testing networks, services and devices, announced support for CFP2 100G optical transceiver modules.

Finisar’s 100GBASE-LR4 CFP2 optical transceivers were used in Spirent’s 100G test module to generate and analyze traffic across this new interface form factor at Ethernet Alliance’s demonstration of Optical Ethernet Interoperability during OFC 2013. This CFP2 demonstration showcased Spirent’s commitment to begin delivering the benefits of high-density test modules to customers.

CFP2 optical transceiver modules are half the size of the currently used CFP modules and consume less than half the power, making them attractive for new designs and implementations. This means that network equipment manufacturers can double the front-panel port density by migrating to the CFP2 modules.

The quest to increase the network scale without significantly expanding footprint while reducing the cost and power per port is driving the demand for CFP2 optical modules. This joint demonstration by Spirent and Finisar showcased the readiness of CFP2 technology and helps accelerate time to market of these optical modules.

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