Anaheim, Calif.Avago Technologies has started to sample a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver for extended link distances.
The single-mode, hot-pluggable AFCT-57V6USZ is a GbE transceiver module with a duplex LC optical interface supporting link distances of up to 80 km. The RoHS compliant high-performance module is optimized for Ethernet switches, multi-service switches, switched backplane applications or high-speed interfaces for server farms.
Avago's SFP modules enable network equipment manufacturers to add greater port density into their product designs.
The AFCT-57V6USZ features an advanced digital monitoring interface, which continuously monitors operating temperatures, supply voltages, laser bias currents, transmitter optical output power and optical received power. It uses a 1550 nanometer distributed feedback (DFB) laser diode and leverages an integrated preamplifier/photodetector.
Avago's AFCT-57V6USZ is designed with an AC-coupled, differential serial I/O interface; supports extended and industrial temperature ranges; and is immune to ESD, RF fields and Vcc noise.
Pricing: Begins at $250 in moderate volumes.
Availability: Sampling now and will be available through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners in the second quarter of 2007.
Avago Technologies, 1 800-235-0312, www.avagotech.com