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Product category: Communications ICs (Wired)
News Release from: Analog Devices | Subject: XFP transceiver chipset
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 08 March 2005

Chipset simplifies XFP transceiver
design

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Analog Devices has developed a new XFP (10Gbit/s small form factor pluggable) optical transceiver chipset and reference design.

Analog Devices has developed a new XFP (10Gbit/s small form factor pluggable) optical transceiver chipset and reference design XFP is rapidly becoming the leading standard for optical transceiver modules that connect to 10Gbit/s ports, such as those used in Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH protocol applications

XFP is protocol agnostic, uses less than one-third the power, and is one-third the size of an MSA (multisource agreement) transceiver with parallel interface.

It is also "hot pluggable", meaning the system does not have to be shut down prior to installation.

For the fast growing XFP optical transceiver market, ADI's chipset offers best-in-class jitter performance to ease interoperability challenges caused by using transceiver modules from different manufacturers in the same opt