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What Are the Main Advantages of 100G CFP4 Optical Transceivers

With the network market gradually develop from 10G to 40G and 100G, 40G/100G optical devices are also widely used in various fields. In the next few years, 100G products will continue to be popularized and gradually accepted by the market. 100G CFP series optical transceivers are available in three different package sizes: CFP, CFP2, CFP4 optical transceivers.

The 100G CFP optical transceiver is also known as 100G client module, which is a form factor pluggable module that supports hot plugging. CFP series of optical transceivers from the launch to now experienced a total of CFP, CFP2 development, and now, CFP4 optical transceiver has been successfully introduced and widely acclaimed. Compared with CFP / CFP2 optical transceiver, 100G CFP4 optical transceiver has the same rate but the transmission efficiency has greatly improved. Besides, the power consumption is reduced and the cost is lower than CFP2. CFP4 optical transceiver has irreplaceable advantages. We will talk about it in the second part.

Advantages of CFP4 Optical Transceiver:

Compared with the traditional CFP, CFP2 series, CFP4 optical transceiver has obvious advantages.

◆ Smaller size: CFP4 optical transceiver is one-half of that of CFP2, which is one quarter of CFP. It is the smallest optical transceiver in CFP series optical transceiver.

◆ Higher transmission efficiency: The early 100G CFP optical transceiver in 10 * 10 mode, through 10 10G channels, to 100G transmission rate, but the current 100G CFP4 optical transceiver with 4 * 25 mode, through 4 25G channel, to achieve 100G transmission, transmission more efficient and more stable.

◆ Module integration is higher: CFP2 integration is 2 times CFP, CFP4 integration is four times CFP.

◆ Lower power consumption and cost: CFP4 optical transceiver is compatible with MSA protocol and supports the same speed as CFP2 and CFP2s. The transmission efficiency is obviously improved, but the power consumption drops drastically, only about half of the original, and the system cost is more than that of CFP2 low.

As we all know, 100G is the future trend of network development. With the expansion of the 100G industry, the cost of a 100G optical transceiver will also be reduced correspondingly, thereby reducing the cost of deploying the entire 100G network. Gigalight believes that CFP4 series optical transceivers for 100G applications brought will promote the 100G faster development.

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