OSFP MSA Group Announces Form Factor Specification

LOS ANGELES–()–The Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group has launched and mechanical specs for the brand new OSFP kind issue. A complete of 80 firms have joined the OSFP MSA to create this new commonplace.

Established in November 2016, the OSFP MSA group has developed a high-performance pluggable optics module kind issue that’s able to supporting the complete vary of 400G optics applied sciences for datacenter and metro functions. In addition, the OSFP is designed to assist the following technology of 800G optics modules that can use eight lanes of 100Gbps and gives backwards compatibility with 100G QSFP through a easy adaptor.

“The OSFP module form factor has the electrical and thermal performance to not only provide the best solution for 400G optics, but is also forwards compatible with the 800G generation that we expect to see in a few years,” stated Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chair of the OSFP MSA. “With 800G optics, the OSFP enables switch front panel densities up to 28.8 Tbps per 1U, which is eight times higher than what is available with 100G QSFP today.”

The OSFP kind issue specification is out there for obtain on the OSFP MSA web site at www.osfpmsa.org.

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements

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