Five leading global companies plan to come to an agreement of multiple sources (multi – source agreement, MSA) to create CDFP (400Gbps form – factor pluggable) industry alliance, defines fibre optic transceiver module/plug and mainboard electric mechanical dimension edge connector .
New CDFP MSA aims to regulate and encourage 400Gbps hot swap module’s development and commercialization, this module integrates 16 transport channels to receive 16 channels, supports passive and active copper networks, as well as the active fibre optic module.
Brocade, senior technical personnel said: “we expect this high integration fibre optic transceiver module allows network equipment maker has high density and higher data throughput of 400Gbps system solutions, MSA group plans to develop specification details, to promote the industry using compatible high density products.
CDFP MSA vendors are interchangeable in terms of mechanical and electrical products, this project will set electrical interface, optical interface and mechanical interface, may include optical fibre connector and plug with cable plug, electrical connectors, guide rail, the front panel and the main PCB layout requirements. Moreover, MSA specification is expected to include thermal, electromagnetic and electrostatic discharge design.
Molex group product manager Scott Sommers, said: “through the establishment of the front panel, the hot swap of 16 channel 400Gbps module of multiple sources of compatible, the collaboration is committed to increasing customer choice and ensure interoperability and interchangeability, fundamentally promote the whole copper and fibre optic transceiver market more rapid development.”
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