What do they mean for the passive infrastructure? What applications do they make possible? What benefits do they bring?
Modern data centers have to cope with ever more exacting requirements. In addition to achieving maximum space savings and protection against potential system failures, the ability to support ever increasing speeds is growing in importance. In particular, applications that make use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) or ML (Machine Learning), as well as the increasing prevalence of home-office work, are leading to a growth in bandwidths. As a result, 400 Gigabit applications are becoming increasingly popular. And according to the Omdia-400G-beyond-Companion-Report such applications are set to grow enormously in 2023. The use of parallel lanes in optical transceivers is indispensable in order to transmit these ever increasing data rates. That is why the small VSFF connectors SN® from Senko and MDC from US Conec have been developed for these parallel optical transceivers and are becoming increasingly common on the market.
- What 400G Ethernet applications are on the rise?
- Who will win the race in the field of optical fiber connector interfaces?
- Greatest advantage of the VSFF connectors: Port breakout directly at the transceiver
- 800 Gigabit Ethernet applications: A look ahead