400G OSFP

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    Introducing 400G OSFP from AscentOptics

• The 400G OSFP (Octal Small Form-factor Pluggable) is an 8-lane electrical interface, each running at 50Gb/s for a total bandwidth of 400Gb/s.
• Its dimensions are slightly larger than QSFP-DD but still allows for 32 ports per 1U switch slot and 12.8 Tbps per 1U switch slot.
• It is designed with backward compatibility with 100G QSFP in order to support the next generation of 800G optics modules that utilize eight lanes of 100Gbps.
• AscentOptics provides an expansive range of 400G OSFP transceivers, such as SR8, DR4, DR4+, FR4, 2*FR4, and LR4 in 4x50Gx2 and 4X100G architectures.
• These transceivers adhere to IEEE 802.3bs and OSFP MSA standards and are suitable for use in 400G Ethernet networks, data centers and cloud networks.

400G OSFP Transceiver
400G OSFP Transceiver

400G OSFP Series

400G OSFP SR8 850nm 100M MPO-16 MMF Transceivers

• OSFP optical module provides powerful and cost-efficient 400Gb/s connectivity over 100m of OM3 multi-mode fibers.
• Connectivity is achieved through MTP/MPO-16 connectors for the optical interface and 60-pin connector for the electrical connection.
• Central wavelength of 850nm across all 8 parallel lanes guarantees exceptional performance.
• Module adheres to OSFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), ensuring optimal form factor, reliable connection, and digital diagnostic interface.
• Durable and robust design withstands extreme external conditions such as temperature, humidity, and EMI interference.
400G OSFP SR8 850nm 100M MPO-16 MMF Transceivers

Product Details

Part No.OSP-400M885-1HCMForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate400GDistance100M
Wavelength850nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-16Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeMMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type850nm VCSELReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-6.0~+4.0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -7.0dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• OSFP MSA compliant, operating within an IEEE 802.3bs specification
• 8 parallel lanes, running at 53.125 Gbps (PAM4) per channel on 850nm center wavelength
• Supports up to 100m transmission on multi-mode fiber (MMF) OM3 with FEC
• Operates in temperature range of 0-70oC with maximum power consumption of 12W
• Equipped with a 400GAUI-8 electrical interface and MPO-16 connector
• RoHS compliant.

Application

• Data Center Interconnect offers 400G Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects, enabling cost-effective enterprise networking.
• Utilizing high speed and superior performance, Data Center Interconnect is an efficient choice for data transfer.
• The reliable network connections make it an ideal solution for enterprise applications.

400G OSFP SR4 (E 4x 100G-PAM4) MPO-12 MMF Flat Top Transceivers

• The OSFP full-duplex optical module provides 400Gb/s operation, with 4 independent transmit and receive channels each providing 106.25Gb/s on 100 meters of OM3 multi-mode fiber.
• Connections are provided by an MTP/MPO-16 connector and an OSFP MSA-compliant edge type connector.
• Central wavelengths of the 4 parallel lanes are 850nm and a host FEC is required to support up to 150m OM3 multi-mode fiber transmission.
• The product meets various external operating conditions including temperature, humidity, and EMI interference.

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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400M485-1HCM-FTForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate4x100G 400GbEDistance150M
Wavelength850nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-12Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeMMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type850nm VCSELReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-6.0~+4.0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -7.0dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Compliant with OSFP Multi Source Agreement (MSA) and IEEE 802.3bs specifications.
• 4 lanes operating at 850nm center wavelength, data rate of 106.25Gbps (PAM4) per channel.
• Maximum transmission distance of 150m over multi-mode OM3 fiber with FEC.
• Electrical interface of 400GAUI-8 and MPO-12 connector.
• Operating case temperature from 0 to 70oC, maximum power consumption 12W.
• Fully RoHS compliant.

Application

• Data Center Interconnect utilizes 400G Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects to provide high-quality enterprise networking.
• It is an effective, reliable solution for data centers, providing improved performance with low latency.
• It is an efficient way to communicate between multiple data centers, with high-speed transfer and secure connections.

400G OSFP Silicon Photonic PSM8 300M MPO-16 SMF Transceivers

• This OSFP product is an optical module with a 400Gb/s capacity, providing dense port density and cost savings.
• It features 8 independent 53.125Gb/s transmit and receive channels for a total data rate of 400Gb/s over 300m single mode fiber.
• The module includes an MTP/MPO-16 connector plugged into an OSFP receptacle that helps ensure proper alignment, as the cable cannot be twisted.
• Electrical connection is provided by an OSFP edge type connector with a 60-pin electrical interface and MPO-16 optical interface.
• Host FEC support for 300m single mode fiber transmission is required for operation.
• This product’s form factor, connection, and digital diagnostic interface adhere to the OSFP MSA standards, providing reliable external operation in extreme conditions like temperature, humidity, and EMI interference.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400S855-3HMForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate400GDistance300M
Wavelength1550nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-16Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter TypeCWDMReceiver TypePD+TIA
TX Power-3.3~+0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -6.3dBm/-11.35dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Compliant with OSFP MSA and Silicon Photonics Basis.
• 8×53.125Gbps (PAM4) channels at 1550nm center wavelength.
• 400G SiP_PSM8_Module Specification compliant.
• Transmit up to 300m on single mode fiber (SMF).
• Operating temperature range of 20-52℃.
• Maximum power consumption of 9W.
• MPO-16 connector and RoHS compliant.

Application

• Data Center Interconnects: Utilizing 400G Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects for advanced enterprise networking.
• Connectivity Solutions: Leverage the power of 400G Ethernet and Infiniband to ensure fast, secure networking within an enterprise.
• Enhanced Performance: Achieve exceptional performance with Data Center Interconnect solutions.

400G OSFP DR4 (E 8x 50G-PAM4) 500M MPO-12 SMF Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed for 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 500m single mode fiber.
• The module has 8 electrical I/O channels at the host side with a data rate of 53.125Gbps per channel.
• An integrated GearBox in the module converts 8 channels of 53.125Gbps (PAM4) electrical input data to 4 parallel optical signals, each capable of 106.25Gbps (PAM4) operation for an aggregate data rate of 400Gbp/s, operating on 1310nm wavelengths.
• The module is compliant with IEEE 802.3bs’s 400GAUI-8 interface and OSFP MSA standards.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400S431-5HCMForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate4×100G 400GbEDistance500M
Wavelength1310nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-12Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type1310nm EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-2.9~+4.0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -4.4dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports transfer rate of up to 425Gbps over 500m Single Mode Fiber (SMF) connections, with the use of an MPO-12 connector.
• Features 8×53.125Gbps PAM4 electrical interface and compliant with OSFP MSA standards.
• Adopts PIN and TIA array on the receiver side for maximum efficiency.
• Low power dissipation at less than 10W, with a temperature range from 0°C to 70°C (commercial).
• TUV/UL/FDA certified safety mechanism*1 and RoHS compliant.

Application

• Data center networks use 4 x 100G-DR4 applications.
• High speeds and performance are achieved with this technology.
• Technical specifications allow for maximum efficiency within the network.
• This cutting-edge networking solution is highly persuasive to users.

400G OSFP DR4 (E 4x 100G-PAM4) 500M MPO-12 SMF Flat Top Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is optimized for use in 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 500m single mode fiber.
• The module features 8 independent electrical input/output channels at host side running at 53.125Gbps per channel.
• It integrates a GearBox to convert the 8 electrical input data channels to 4 parallel optical signals, each with a 106.25 Gbps (PAM4) capacity for an aggregate data rate of 400 Gbp/s.
• The four transmitter/receiver units operate on 1310nm wavelengths and comply with IEEE 802.3bs and OSFP MSA requirements.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400S431-5HCME-FTForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate4×100G 400GbEDistance500M
Wavelength1310nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-12Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type1310nm EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-2.9~+4.0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -4.4dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• The product supports a stunning 425Gbps, reaching up to 500m over single-mode fiber.
• An MPO-12 connector is featured, as well as an 8×53.125GBd (PAM4) electrical interface.
• The receiver side is equipped with a PIN and TIA array.
• Power dissipation remains below 10W, and the case temperature range goes from 0°C to 70°C(commercial).
• Additionally, users are ensured of safety through certification with TUV/UL/FDA*1.
• Last but not least, the product is RoHS compliant.

Application

• Data center networks have been upgraded to 4 x 100G-DR4 applications.
• The upgrade provides faster and more reliable data transfers.
• Network users will benefit from improved performance and increased efficiency.

400G OSFP 4x100G DR4+ / FR (XDR4) 2KM MPO-12 SMF Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed for use in 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 2km single mode fiber.
• The module has 8 independent electrical input/output channels with a data rate of 53.125Gbps per channel.
• An integrated GearBox converts 8 channels of 53.125Gbps (PAM4) electrical input data to 4 channels of parallel optical signals, each capable of 106.25Gbps (PAM4) operation for an aggregate data rate of 425Gbp/s.
• The four transmitter/receiver units operate on 1310nm wavelengths and are compliant with 400GAUI-8 interface and OSFP MSA as defined by IEEE 802.3bs.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400S431-02CMForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate4×100G 400GbEDistance2KM
Wavelength1310nmOperation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorMTP/MPO-12Voltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type1310nm EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-2.4~+4.0dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -6.4dBm
ProtocolsIEEE 802.3bs, OSFP MSAWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports transmission of up to 425Gbps over single-mode fiber for distances up to 2km.
• Uses MPO-12 connector and 8×53.125GBd (PAM4) electrical interface.
• Compliant with latest OSFP MSA specifications for Multi Source Agreement standards.
• Features both PIN and TIA array on the receiver side for increased signal integrity.
• Low power dissipation of < 10W with a wide case temperature range of 0°C ~ 70°C (commercial conditions).
• Meets various safety certifications, such as TUV/UL/FDA and compliant with RoHS standards.

Application

• Data Center Networks: equipped with 4 x 100G-DR4+ applications to achieve greater performance.
• Enhanced connectivity and reliability for businesses with data center networks.
• Increased network efficacy due to faster data speeds and reduced latency.
• Streamlined implementation of new technologies through advanced connectivity capabilities. enterprise networks.

400G OSFP 2x200G FR4 2KM Dual CS SMF Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed for use in 400 Gigabit Ethernet links up to 2Km single mode fiber.
• It consists of two transmitter/receiver units, with each operating on a set of 4 wavelengths on the ITU G.694.2 CWDM grid near 1300nm.
• The transmitter path includes an 8-channel modulator driver, 8 externally modulated lasers and two optical multiplexers.
• On the receiver path, two optical de-multiplexers are coupled to 8 photodiodes and two 4-channel TIA arrays.
• It features a bi-directional PAM4 re-timer ASIC and is compliant with IEEE 802.3bs and OSFP MSA standards.
• Each of the module’s 8 electrical input/output channels operates up to 53.125Gbps per channel.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-4002C31-02CCForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate2x 200G 400GbEDistance2KM
Wavelength2x CWDM4Operation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorDual CSVoltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter Type2x CWDM4 EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-4.2~+4.7dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -6.0dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports up to 425Gbps data rate
• Single 3.3V power supply
• Optimized for up to 2km over SMF with KP4 FEC support at host side
• Dual SMF CS connector
• Compatible with 53.125Gbps (PAM4) and 25.78125Gbps (NRZ) data rates
• Compliant with OSFP MSA standard
• Cooled EML CWDM transmitter, PIN and TIA array on receiver side
• Power dissipation < 12W for efficient operation
• Operating Case temperature range from 0°C to 70°C (commercial)
• Safety Certified by TUV/UL/FDA*1; RoHS Compliant

Application

• This solution provides two 200G DC applications and 200GBase-FR4.
• It has an informative, technical, and persuasive tone. networks.

400G OSFP FR4 (E 8x 50G-PAM4) 2KM LC SMF Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed for use in 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 2km single mode fiber with Forward Error Correction (FEC).
• It has 8 electrical input/output channels operating at 53.125Gbps per channel.
• The integrated GearBox converts the 8 channels of PAM4 electrical input data to 4 channels of 106.25Gbps PAM4 parallel optical signals for a total aggregate data rate of 400Gbp/s.
• The optical side of the transceiver consists of 4 independent CWDM4 1271/1291/1311/1331nm center wavelength channels.
• It is compliant with the 400GAUI-8 interface as defined by IEEE 802.3bs and OSFP MSA standards.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400C431-02CLForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate400GDistance2KM
WavelengthCWDM4Operation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorDuplex LCVoltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter TypeCWDM4 EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-3.3~+3.5dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -7.3dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports up to 425Gbps
• Range of up to 2 km over SMF
• Duplex LC connector with 8×53.125GBd PAM4 electrical interface
• Data rate of 106.25Gbps for optical channels, compliant with OSFP MSA
• Equipped with PIN and TIA array on the receiver side
• Power dissipation less than 10W
• Operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C (commercial)
• Complies with Safety Certification standards like TUV/UL/FDA*1 and RoHS

Application

• Deployment of four 100G FR applications in a data center.
• Benefits include improved speeds and increased bandwidth.
• Enables faster response times to customer requests.
• Enhances operational efficiency and data accuracy.

400G OSFP FR4 (E 4x 100G-PAM4) 2KM LC SMF Flat Top Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed for use in 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 2km single mode fiber with FEC.
• It has 8 independent electrical input/output channels operating at 53.125 Gbps per channel.
• The integrated GearBox converts the 8 channels of electrical input data to 4 channels of parallel optical signals, each capable of 106.25Gbps (PAM4) operation for an aggregate data rate of 400 Gb/s.
• The optical side features 4 independent channels on CWDM4 1271/1291/1311/1331 nm center wavelength.
• The module is compliant with the 400GAUI-8 interface as defined by IEEE 802.3bs and the OSFP MSA.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400C431-02CLE-FTForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate400GDistance2KM
WavelengthCWDM4Operation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorDuplex LCVoltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter TypeCWDM4 EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-3.3~+3.5dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -7.3dBm
Protocols400G Ethernet, Data Center InterconnectWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports data transfer speeds of up to 425Gbps
• Enables connectivity over single-mode fiber (SMF) up to 2km away
• Features an LC duplex connector interface
• Provides 8x 53.125GBd PAM4 electrical channel with 106.25Gbps data rate at optical level
• Complies with OSFP MSA and is powered by < 10W
• Equipped with PIN and TIA array for receiver side
• Operates within a case temperature range from 0°C to 70°C(commercial)
• Comes with safety certifications including TUV/UL/FDA*1 and RoHS compliant

Application

• Data center with four 100G FR applications
• Technical presentation to inform and persuade the target audience

400G OSFP LR4 10KM LC SMF Transceivers

• Ascent Optics’ OSFP transceiver module is designed to enable 400 Gigabit Ethernet links over 10km single mode fiber with FEC.
• The module has 8 electrical input/output channels operating at 53.125Gbps per channel.
• An integrated GearBox converts the 8 channels of 53.125Gbps (PAM4) electrical input data to 4 channels of parallel optical signals, each capable of 106.25Gbps (PAM4) operation for an aggregate data rate of 400Gbp/s.
• The optical side of transceiver consists of 4 independent channels on CWDM4 1271/1291/1311/1331nm center wavelength.
• The electrical interface complies with the 400GAUI-8 interface as defined by IEEE 802.3bs, and compliant with OSFP MSA standards.
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Product Details

Part No.OSP-400C431-10CLForm FactorOSFP
Data Rate400GDistance10KM
WavelengthCWDM4Operation Temperature0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
ConnectorDuplex LCVoltage3.3V
Cable TypeSMFDDMYes
Transmitter TypeCWDM EMLReceiver TypePIN
TX Power-3.3~+3.5dBmReceiver Sensitivity< -7.7dBm
ProtocolsIEEE 802.3bs, OSFP MSAWarranty3 years

Key Features

• Supports up to 425Gbps data transfer speed.
• Single 3.3V power supply required.
• Compatible with duplex connectors, and OSFP MSA compliant.
• 10km reachable distance over SMF.
• PINS and TIA array on the receiver side for efficient functioning.
• Power dissipation of less than 10W.
• Operates under a temperature range of 0°C to 70°C (commercial).
• I2C interface with digital diagnostic monitoring included.
• Safety certified by TUV/UL/FDA*1 with RoHS Compliant regulations met.

Application

• The data center is utilizing four applications of 100G-LR4.
• 100G-LR4 applications increase the data center’s network capacity and speed.
• This technology offers increased performance, reliability and scalability.
• Utilizing this technology allows for faster transfer of data across networks.

400G OSFP
400G OSFP
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    Why Choose Our 400G OSFP

• The 400G OSFP offers superior bandwidth capacity, with a data transfer rate of 400 gigabits per second – far higher than standard HDMI cables.
• Due to the properties of fiber optics, this cable can transmit data over long distances without signal degradation.
• With its form factor, the 400G OSFP allows for high-density connectivity in tight spaces.
• Additionally, it is energy efficient and consumes less power than other interconnectivity technologies.
• Investing in this cable will future-proof any organization and keep them ahead of the technology curve.

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A Comprehensive Guide to 400G OSFP Transceiver: Types, Connections, and Optics

The 400G OSFP transceiver is progressively becoming the cornerstone in data center networking due to its remarkable capacity, performance, and efficiency. Serving as the next evolutionary step in high-speed networking, the 400G OSFP (Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable) transceiver is designed to cater to the ever-increasing demands of data transfer rates in contemporary data centers. This comprehensive guide is intended to elucidate the various types of 400G OSFP transceivers, their connections and optics, and their critical role in today’s high-performance computing environments. Through this, we aim to provide a clear understanding that will aid in making informed decisions when implementing 400G OSFP transceivers in your data center.

Understanding OSFP Transceiver

Understanding OSFP Transceiver

What is an OSFP Transceiver?

An OSFP Transceiver, short for Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceiver, is a high-performance, compact, and flexible module for data communication and telecommunication networks. It’s an advanced pluggable module larger than the QSFP (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable) but provides superior electrical connectivity and thermal performance. Built to support eight lanes of up to 50 Gigabits per second (Gbps) each, it delivers an impressive aggregate data speed of 400 Gbps. This makes the OSFP transceiver an ideal solution for next-generation high-speed data centers and networks, aligning with the burgeoning demand for faster data transmission rates.

Advantages of OSFP Transceiver

The advantages of OSFP transceivers are manifold and impactful. Firstly, they offer a remarkably high data transmission rate, reaching up to 400 Gbps, four times the rate provided by its predecessor, the QSFP. This dramatic speed improvement allows for significantly faster data transfers, reducing latency and enhancing the efficiency of data center operations.

Secondly, the OSFP transceiver’s improved thermal performance allows it to handle the heat generated by high-speed operations more effectively. This reduces overheating issues and consequential damage, translating to lower maintenance costs and longer operational life for the hardware.

Lastly, OSFP transceivers are designed with flexibility in mind. They support a range of optical connectors and various reach options, making it possible to adapt to different networking requirements and specifications. This makes them an extremely versatile solution, suitable for multiple high-speed data centers and network applications.

Types of 400G OSFP Transceiver

Types of 400G OSFP Transceiver

OSFP FR4

The OSFP FR4 transceiver is specifically designed for longer-distance transmission, reaching up to 2 kilometers. It operates over four lanes of wavelength-division multiplexing signals.

OSFP DR4

The OSFP DR4 transceiver is ideal for shorter-distance transmission, typically up to 500 meters. It operates over four lanes of parallel single-mode fiber.

OSFP SR8

The OSFP SR8 transceiver is optimized for short-range multimode fiber transmission, usually up to 100 meters. It operates over eight lanes, offering high-density connectivity.

OSFP LR4

The OSFP LR4 transceiver is designed for long-range transmission, typically up to 10 kilometers. It operates over four wavelengths, making it suitable for high-speed and long-distance networking.

Features and Form Factor

400G OSFP Silicon Photonic PSM8 300M MPO-16 SMF Transceivers

QSFP-DD vs OSFP Transceiver

When comparing QSFP-DD and OSFP transceivers, several vital factors stand out. First, OSFP transceivers offer superior thermal performance, allowing them to handle better the heat generated by high-speed operations. This enhanced thermal efficiency enables them to support higher power modules, such as 400G and beyond. On the other hand, QSFP-DD transceivers have lower power capacity and are backward compatible with QSFP28 and QSFP56, providing versatility for network upgrades.

Regarding form factor, OSFP is slightly larger than QSFP-DD, which may impact density in specific applications. Nevertheless, the OSFP’s larger size contributes to its better heat dissipation.

In conclusion, both QSFP-DD and OSFP transceivers have their unique advantages. Their choice should be primarily driven by specific network requirements, power needs, and the intended application’s thermal environment.

Form Factor of OSFP Transceiver

The form factor of an OSFP transceiver is more significant when compared to other transceivers, such as the QSFP-DD. Measuring 41mm by 127mm, the OSFP transceiver has a bulky form that is crucial in its heat dissipation efficiency. This larger size and surface area allow for superior thermal performance, which is paramount in high-speed networking where heat generation is intensified. While the OSFP’s size can impact the density of transceivers in a given space, it is a trade-off that effectively supports the demand for higher power and speed capabilities.

Optical Considerations

Optical Considerations

PAM4 vs. NRZ Encoding

The choice of encoding method in optical transceivers is another critical decision that impacts the performance and efficiency of data transmission. Today’s prominent encoding methods are Pulse Amplitude Modulation 4 level (PAM4) and Non-Return to Zero (NRZ).

NRZ, the more traditional method, represents data using two distinct levels, often symbolized as ‘0’ and ‘1’. It is extensively used due to its simplicity and efficiency in lower-speed transmissions. However, NRZ’s limitations become apparent as data rates increase, leading to the need for a more capable encoding technique.

Enter PAM4, a multilevel encoding method that represents data using four different levels. This allows PAM4 to transmit twice the amount of data per unit time compared to NRZ, effectively doubling the data rate without an increase in bandwidth. This makes PAM4 an attractive option for higher-speed, next-generation networking applications.

However, PAM4’s sophistication comes with a higher susceptibility to noise and signal integrity issues, necessitating more advanced and costly error-correction mechanisms.

In conclusion, the choice between NRZ and PAM4 encoding depends on the specific requirements of the data transmission – speed, bandwidth availability, network complexity, and error tolerance all play crucial roles in this decision.

Optical Connections and Optics

The role of optical connections and optics in data transmission cannot be understated. Visual fiber connections, leveraging the speed of light, offer unmatched data transmission rates, making them ideal for high-speed, high-volume data transmission applications. These connections rely on optics – components such as transmitters, receivers, and amplifiers that convert electrical signals into optical signals and vice versa.

The transmitter converts the electrical signal into an optical signal, then transmitted over the optical fiber. The receiver, on the other hand, reconverts this optical signal back into an electrical one. Amplifiers are used to strengthen the optical signal, preventing loss of data over long distances. These optics’ quality, performance, and reliability are paramount in maintaining data integrity and speed in any optical connection. 

In summary, the choice of optical connections and their accompanying optics is just as crucial as the encoding method in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of a data transmission system. Therefore, carefully considering these aspects is required when designing a robust and efficient data communication network.

Multimode vs Single-Mode Fiber

When comparing Multimode and single-mode fiber, both have their unique advantages and are suited for different types of data transmission applications. Multimode fiber, characterized by a larger core diameter, allows multiple light modes to be transmitted simultaneously. This attribute makes it ideal for high bandwidth, short-distance transmissions commonly found in data centers and LANs. However, it may suffer from modal dispersion, which can limit the transmission distance.

On the contrary, single-mode fiber, with a smaller core diameter, allows only one light mode to propagate. This eliminates modal dispersion, allowing for longer-distance transmissions without significant loss in signal quality, making it suitable for telecommunications and cable TV networks. However, it typically requires more precise and expensive transceivers.

In essence, the decision between Multimode and Single Mode fiber depends on several factors, including the required data transmission speed, distance, cost consideration, and the complexity of the network. Understanding the application’s specific requirements is paramount for making the proper selection.

OSFP Transceivers in Data Centers

OSFP Transceivers in Data Centers
OSFP Transceivers in Data Centers
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Benefits of 400G OSFP Transceivers in Data Centers

400G OSFP (Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable) transceivers offer several compelling advantages in data center environments. Firstly, they provide a significant leap in data transmission speed, capable of transmitting data at a staggering rate of 400 Gigabits per second. This increased throughput facilitates more efficient data processing, making it ideal for data-intensive tasks everyday in modern data centers.

Secondly, 400G OSFP transceivers are designed with higher port density in mind. This means that more transceiver units can fit into a single switch, optimizing space utilization in a data center. It also allows for expanding network capacity without requiring additional floor space.

Lastly, 400G OSFP transceivers boast improved power efficiency. Compared to their predecessors, these transceivers require less power per bit of data transmitted, reducing overall power consumption. This is particularly beneficial for large data centers with substantial energy usage. 

In sum, adopting 400G OSFP transceivers in data centers can substantially improve speed, space efficiency, and power consumption, all of which are critical factors for effective and sustainable data center operations.

Applications of OSFP Transceivers in Data Centers

OSFP transceivers find various applications within data center environments due to their exceptional performance characteristics. One primary application is in high-speed data center interconnects, where they facilitate seamless and efficient data transfer between different servers within the data center. This is especially crucial in modern hyper-scale data centers that handle vast amounts of data every second.

Additionally, OSFP transceivers are used in high-performance computing (HPC),, providing the high-speed data transmission necessary for complex computational tasks. This makes them an excellent fit for data centers catering to industries like scientific research, financial services, and artificial intelligence, where HPC is widely used.

Furthermore, 400G OSFP transceivers can be utilized in next-generation telecom networks such as 5G,, which support the high-speed and low-latency data transmission required by 5G applications. As such, data centers supporting 5G infrastructure can significantly benefit from the speed and efficiency these transceivers offer. 

In conclusion, the flexible and high-performance nature of OSFP transceivers makes them an ideal choice for diverse applications within data centers, ensuring they remain at the forefront of data center technology.

400G OSFP Transceiver vs. Other Transceiver Modules

400G OSFP Transceiver vs. Other Transceiver Modules
400G OSFP Transceiver vs. Other Transceiver Modules
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Comparison with QSFP-DD Transceiver

The 400G OSFP transceiver and the QSFP-DD transceiver both play significant roles in data center operations but have different features and capabilities. While the OSFP transceiver can support up to 400Gbps transmission with a high-power capacity, the QSFP-DD transceiver offers a lower power capacity but with the advantage of backward compatibility. 

Regarding form factor, QSFP-DD transceivers are smaller and, hence, allow for greater port density, which can be a significant factor in space-sensitive data center environments. However, the OSFP transceiver’s larger size provides better thermal performance, accommodating higher power and providing improved cooling, which is essential for maintaining the longevity and reliability of the transceiver.

Regarding power consumption, the OSFP transceiver has a higher power envelope, making it suitable for long-haul transmission and complex computational tasks. On the other hand, the QSFP-DD transceiver, with its lower power envelope, is more suited for short-reach applications and lower-power needs.

In conclusion, the choice between a 400G OSFP transceiver and a QSFP-DD transceiver will depend mainly on the data center’s specific requirements, including power capacity, space constraints, thermal performance, and transmission range.

Comparison with 200G and 40G Transceivers

In contrast to 200G and 40G transceivers, the 400G OSFP transceiver delivers significantly more bandwidth, effectively doubling the data rate of the 200G transceiver and providing ten times that of the 40G transceiver. This drastic increase in capacity equips the 400G OSFP to handle the high-speed data transmission needs of present-day and future networks. Additionally, the 400G OSFP transceiver offers better power efficiency per bit than its 200G and 40G counterparts, making it an economical choice in the long run. Furthermore, the 400G OSFP transceiver’s superior design for thermal efficiency reduces the risk of overheating. This concern can be more prevalent in the 200G and 40G transceivers under heavy use. Therefore, the 400G OSFP transceiver, with its enhanced performance and efficiency, makes a compelling case for adoption over the 200G and 40G transceivers.

Conclusion

In the rapidly evolving landscape of network communication, the 400G OSFP transceiver stands out as a high-performance, efficient solution for data centers. Its superior bandwidth, power efficiency, and thermal design make it advantageous for managing high-speed data transmission tasks. Though the selection between OSFP and QSFP-DD will depend on individual data center requirements, the 400G OSFP’s noteworthy features present a compelling argument for its adoption. Similarly, when compared with 200G and 40G transceivers, the 400G OSFP transceiver offers significantly enhanced capabilities and efficiencies. Hence, for those seeking to future-proof their networks and achieve optimal performance, the 400G OSFP transceiver emerges as a noteworthy contender.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: A 400G OSFP transceiver is a pluggable module designed for high-speed data transmission in data center networks. It is based on the OSFP (Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable) form factor and supports data rates up to 400Gbps.

A: There are several types of 400G OSFP transceivers available, including OSFP FR4, OSFP DR4, and OSFP SR8. These types differ in terms of the transmission distance and the type of optical fiber they support.

A: The transmission distance of a 400G OSFP transceiver depends on the type. The OSFP FR4 transceiver can transmit data up to 2 kilometers, the OSFP DR4 transceiver can transmit data up to 10 kilometers, and the OSFP SR8 transceiver can transmit data up to 500 meters.

A: PAM4 modulation is a method used in 400G OSFP transceivers to increase the data transmission rate. It stands for Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels and allows for higher data rates compared to traditional NRZ (Non-Return-to-Zero) modulation.

A: AOC (Active Optical Cable) and DAC (Direct Attach Copper) cables are both used for short-distance data transmission in data center networks. The main difference is that AOC cables use optical fibers to transmit data, while DAC cables use copper wires.

A: A single 400G OSFP transceiver module can support up to 32 OSFP ports. This allows for high-density data transmission in data center environments.

A: A 400G OSFP transceiver supports a maximum data rate of 400Gbps. This makes it suitable for high-speed data transmission in data center networks.

A: OSFP (Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable) and QSFP-DD (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density) are both form factors for high-speed transceivers. The main difference is the number of electrical lanes they support. OSFP supports 8 electrical lanes, while QSFP-DD supports 4 electrical lanes.

A: OSFP is not compatible with other optical transceiver modules. It has its own unique form factor and electrical interface. However, there are adapters available that can convert OSFP ports to other form factors, allowing for interoperability.

A: The OSFP MSA group is a consortium of industry leaders that has come together to develop and promote the OSFP form factor. The group aims to ensure interoperability and standardization of OSFP transceivers.

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