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Market Trends for Fiber Optical SFP Interconnection Hardware in 2017

According to a report named “Optical Network Hardware Tracker” provided by IHS, a research company, the year of 2016 is a year of harvest to many vendors in Industrial SFP Transceivers. Driven by the whole industry, optical interconnection hardware market increased in 2016, although it has the most fierce competition. However, will this tendency be kept in 2017 for Generic Optical Transceivers market? Insight of 2017 optical interconnection market will be offered in this article.

Where There Is Need There Is Market

In the past year, the growth of Data Center Interconnection is largely driven by the increasing needs for higher Ethernet speed. Behind these needs are the widespread of advanced technologies and applications like Cloud, Internet of Things and virtual data center. The wide deployment of FTTx and 4G network are also great drivers of optical interconnection market increasing. In 2017, the applications of the advanced technology and deployment of fiber optic network will obviously still be biggest driver of the optical interconnection hardware market. The main characteristics of 2017 optical interconnection hardware market can be concluded by the three keywords: high speed, compatible and high density.

High Speed

It has been clearly proved in the past years that only higher speed Ethernet like 40G or 100G can keep up with the growing needs. Some large data centers have already switched to 40G and 100G in the past years, although it has not yet been widely applied. However, according to research by IHS, 40G and 100G will be the key growth segment of the market in the coming years, and 2017 might be the breakout year of 100G technologies. The following picture shows the prediction of global revenue from 2016 to 2019. The 100G market is supposed to grow 262 percent from 2016 to 2019. For optical interconnection hardware market, sales of 100G hardware market will also increase largely. Fiberstore as one of the leading providers in optical communication has already launched 100G interconnection products, like 100G transceivers and DAC (direct attach cable).

Compatible

Many data centers slow down 40/100G migration plan because of the cost. For example, almost every data center needs optical transceivers and DAC for interconnection. And these products must be compatible from the switches. However, the switch market has already been monopolized by large vendors like Cisco. And the original brand 100G optical transceivers and DACs are usually very expensive. Luckily, vendors like Fiberstore can provide full series optical transceivers with a lifetime warranty, fully compatible with networking kit. What’s more these products are much cheaper than the original brand ones and have the same performance. These third party transceivers offer customers more choices with lower prices, which is very likely to promote the optical interconnection market, especially, for 100G products.

High Density

Even price for high data rate products will decrease in 2017, there are still various problems to be solved for optical interconnection. Higher Ethernet speed depends means more cables and devices, which becomes an urgent problem in data center where the space is limited. Enlarging the size of data center is a method. However, there is an economical method for many data centers in interconnection, which is increasing the cabling density and port density. Vendors satisfy the market needs by providing small form factor optics, high density network rack system and MPO products. In 2017, Fiberstore innovatively provides high density LC and MPO patch cords with push-pull tabs which can increase the cabling density and flexibility effectively. High density is the irreversible trend for both data center and optical interconnection hardware market.

Where There Is Market There Is Competition

Three most obvious trends of optical interconnection hardware market will be high speed, compatible and high density. Meanwhile, promoted by the increasing need for higher Ethernet speed, 2017 optical interconnection hardware market is very likely to keep the tendency of 2016. However, except opportunities, the competition in optical interconnection market will be fiercer. More vendors want to share the big cake of optical interconnect hardware market. By providing fully tested products and the most reasonable price of optical interconnection products, Fiberstore is ready and willing to face the challenges and opportunities in 2017.

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SFP+ Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable Deployment Considerations

As 10G SFP+ Transceivers Direct Attach Cables copper twinax cables (DACs) and transceivers become common for top of rack (ToR) applications in the data centre, where small access switches or port extenders connect directly to servers, SFP+ Transceivers DACs were developed specifically as a cost-effective alternative to optical modules for these short-reach, high-speed interconnects. By incorporating SFP+ Transceivers DACs into the physical infrastructure, organizations can achieve 10G performance without additional signal processing or conversion. This provides an ideal low power and low latency 10 Gbps server interconnect option for ToR switching deployments. However, what should you pay attention to when deploying SFP+ Transceivers DACs in your network? Read this article and you will get the answer.

Don’t Exceed Bend Radius of Your SFP+ Cables

The weight of large bundles of SFP+ cables can exert a significant force along the horizontal plane, and specifically on the host port of the active equipment. If the cable emerges from the rear of the connector at too sharp an angle, excess mechanical stress may be transmitted both along the cable and into the circuit board located inside the connector. Excessive side forces exerted by the cable can also misalign the plug in the equipment-mounted receptacle. These forces may degrade performance or even possibly damage the connector and lead to failure. It is important to observe and maintain proper cable bend radius and equally important to provide adequate and secure strain relief on the cable. In order to help maintain proper bend, it is recommended to confirm the American wire gauge (AWG) of your SFP+ cables first. Standard copper SFP+ cables are offered in different wire AWG depending on length. Cables must not be bent below their minimum bend radius, which depends upon cable size as expressed in AWG. The table below summarizes minimum values typically admitted for SFP+ cables sustained bend radiuses.

Calculate the Length of Your SFP+ Cables

When you deploy SFP+ cables within a single 84 in. 45 RU cabinet, conservatively the longest connection will be 7 ft. or 2.1m to reach from the top U to the bottom and approximately 1.5 ft. or 0.45m to route to any port on either end. Example cabinet with 2 top of rack switches and 20 2U servers with dual SFP+ NICs (Network Interface Cards) total of 40 SFP+ cables. Conservatively, longest cable required to reach farthest port is 2.1+2×0.45≈3m. A 3m cable should be adequate to connect any two ports within a cabinet.

SFP+ Direct Attach Cables copper twinax cables

Use Cable Management Tools to Bear Your Heavy SFP+ Cables

To help manage the weight of bundled cable and ensure they do not sag over time, a cable manager or strain relief bar should be installed to support SFP+ cables and provide strain relief along the horizontal plane. Strain relief bars facilitate the correct alignment of cable and connector into the port, and help installers observe manufacturer and bend radius requirements of cable close to the connector. The strain relief bars also help keep cables routed clear from spaces directly behind server and switch equipment, reducing thermal resistance through the equipment and promote effective cooling and airflow. Besides, cable ties should be used to bundle the cables together and tie them to the strain relief bars and cable managers. This should be done carefully to ensure the cables are firmly in place and will not move, but not so tight as to deform or stress the cable jacketing.

Conclusion

SFP+ Transceivers Direct Attach Cables twinax cables offer the smallest 10G form factor and a small overall cable diameter for higher density and optimized rack space in 10G uplinks and 10G Fiber Channel SAN and NAS input/output connections. The use of DAC cable can cost up to three times less than fiber optic solutions, while offering lower latency and consuming up to 50% less power per port than current copper twisted-pair cabling systems. INFIBERONE.COM provides full series of 10G SFP+ cable, which covers a wide range of applications. Both generic and brand compatible versions are available. All SFP+ cables are 100% tested to ensure the compatible and quality.

Infiberone launch new product 6G-SDI SFP Coaxial Transceiver

Description

G2HCTR-MNMC is a medium reach transceivers coaxial video module. The video series transceivers are high performance, cost effective modules for duplex video transmission application over cables. This module mainly transmits SDI signals (6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI) over 75ohms coaxial via HD-BNC connectors.

The module is specifically designed for robust performance in the presence of SDI pathological Page 2 of 7 2016/11/26 patterns for SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 344M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M serial rates and SMPTE 2081.

The transceiver consists of three sections: two HD-BNC connectors, a cable driver, a cable equalizer and MCU control unit.

The transceivers are compatible with SFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) and SFF-8472. For further information, please refer to SFP MSA.

Features

* Supports video pathological patterns for SD-SDI, HD-SDI , 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI

* Reach distance: 6Gbps for 60m, 3Gbps for 120m

* HD-BNC connector type

* 1 Transmitter and 1 Receiver

* Compliant with SFP MSA

* Digital Diagnostic functions available through the I2C interface

* ST- 2081/ST-424/ST-292/ST-259 Compatible

* Compatible with RoHS

* Hot pluggable and Hot removable with cable

* +3.3V single power supply

* Operating case temperature: Standard : -40 to +85°C

Applications

* Camera, Video, Security Monitoring and so on.

* 4K /HDTV/SDTV Service Interfaces.

Infiberone Starts Batch Production of 40G QSFP GEN2 Optical SFP Transceivers

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Infiberone announced last Friday it’s gone into the batch production of their newly released 40G QSFP GEN2 optical transceiver. The main difference between 40G QSFP GEN2 and existing 40G QSFP on the market lies in the multichannel real-time DDM function, which is easy to realize for transceivers with data rate lower than 10Gbps, but very complicated for those more than 10Gbps, as the latter is mostly based on COB not TO packaging technique. As for parallel high-speed optical transceiver with higher rate, it requires excellent design and precise layout to realize optic circuit detection on 4-channel or 12-channel array light chip in an extremely limited space, which has been met by Infiberone patented optical engine technology. Starting optical engine technology development since 2011, now by its own endeavor and cooperation with quality suppliers, Infiberone has gained rich experience and unique technology about array LENS development and integrated optical devices coupling capsulation. It is a critical mission for Infiberone R&D long-term works that realizing multichannel optical power DDM real-time monitoring of high-speed parallel optical module. Lack of optical power real-time monitoring does not influence optical modules regular operation; however Infiberone‘s been striving to create product higher than industry standard and holds firm pursuit of optical module complete functions, and finally they reach this goal.

It says that Infiberone new launched GEN2 optical module will not largely increase clients’ purchasing cost. The bulk price of GEN1 and GEN2 almost reach equilibrium, even GEN2 module is a truly flawless product compliant with related standards. Infiberone launched this new product at CIOE in September 2015, and now plans to completely switch the generation products in the first half of 2016.

By the way, Infiberone is going to attend OFC exhibition in USA this month, let’s meet there to communicate about new products.