Avago Technologies Announces World's First 100G CFP2 SR10 Optical Transceiver

Avago Technologies Announces World's First 100G CFP2 SR10 Optical Transceiver

Industry's Highest Aggregate Bandwidth CFP2 Now Being Sampled at Large
Networking OEMs

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago
Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components
for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced a new
100G CFP2 optical transceiver, the AFBR-8420Z. The device is a 10-channel
pluggable, multi-mode parallel optic transceiver module designed for
high-density 100G Ethernet and Optical Transport Network (OTN).

The AFBR-8420Z Product Highlights

The AFBR-8420Z is designed to maximize the delivery of 10G data channels for
modern 100G networks at significantly lower costs than existing industry
solutions. The device supports 100Gbps SR10 and 10x10Gbps Ethernet
interconnects per IEEE 802.3ba Clause 86 and 802.3ae Clause 52. Key features

  oCompliant to CFP2 Multi-Source Agreement (MSA)
  oCompliant to 100GbE IEEE 802.3ba specifications: 100GBASE-SR10, CAUI, CPPI
  oCompatible with 10GbE IEEE 802.3ae specifications: 10GBASE-SR
  oLink distance up to 100 meters for OM3 fiber and 150 meters for OM4 fiber
  oLow power dissipation
  oFull diagnostic feature set accessible via MDIO
  oProven 850nm VCSEL Array in Transmit and PIN Array in Receive
  oInteroperable with 40G SR4 and Avago 10G SR optical solutions

Avago will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new 100G CFP2 SR10
optical transceiver in the Avago Booth #1043 at the OFC/NFOEC 2013 exhibition
in Anaheim, California, USA from March 19^th to 21^st. Attendees will
experience first-hand live traffic stream of 100GbE data transmitted over a
150m OM4 fiber cable.

"Avago is the industry leader in enabling short reach interconnects with
parallel optic technologies. This CFP2 SR10 transceiver enables broad adoption
of 100GE fiber links within the premise and data center," said Philip Gadd,
vice president and general manager of the Fiber Optics Product Division at

"Even in the core of modern data centers, the introduction of 100G Ethernet
has been impeded by the large, telecom-style CFP form factor. A CFP2 version
of 100GBASE-SR10 will double port density and help to propel the latest
generation of Ethernet moving forward," commented Dale Murray, principal
analyst for LightCounting Market Research.


Samples of the AFBR-8420Z are now available. Please contact your local Avago
Technologies sales representative for pricing.

Further information on the AFBR-8420Z is available online at


About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a
broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and
subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing.
Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including
approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve
three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure,
and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of
technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For
more information, visit Avago's website: www.avagotech.com.

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