Global agreement provides fibre channel and 100G optical solutions

31-07-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Subs & Systems

Mouser has signed a global distribution agreement with Formerica Optoelectronics to provide optical interconnect solutions. Employing innovative technologies that provide higher energy efficiency, better reliability, and superior performance, the Formerica portfolio includes of a wide range of optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOC)/fanouts, optical bypass modules (OBM), fibre channel products, and serial digital interface (SDI) transceivers.


The company’s fibre channel optical transceivers are hot-pluggable, Gigabit small form factor optical modules (SFP+) with built-in digital diagnostic functions and LC duplex receptacles. The products are enclosed in an all-metal housing to give superior EMI performance, are RoHS compliant, and operate using a single 3.3V power supply. Target applications for the transceivers incorporate high-speed storage area networks, 10GBASE-SR Ethernet and 4G/8G/16G fibre channel systems.


The company’s 100G optical transceivers support 100Gbps data rate links with a reach of up to 150m (via OM4). The transceivers provide low power consumption and use a standard 12/8 lane optical fibre with MPO pluggable optical connector. As with the fibre channel optical transceivers, the 100G products are RoHS compliant, hot-pluggable, and have a case operating temperature range from 0C to 70C. The transceivers are compliant with 100G Ethernet IEEE 802.3bm 100GBASE SR4 and SFF-8665 (QSFP28 Solution; Revision 1.8) standards. Target applications incorporate 100GBASE Ethernet Links, InfiniBand (IB) QDR, DDR, and EDR interconnects. Further data rates below 100G, incorporating 1G, 10G, 25G, and 40G, are available.


The products are excellent for data centres, enterprise IT, industrial automation and control, medical imaging, video surveillance, networking, 5G, IoT, AI, and broadcasting applications.

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