Data Center

What is OSFP Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable?

The long-awaited public launch of efforts to develop the Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) optical transceiver module for 400-Gbps applications has finally arrived. The multisource agreement (MSA) development group, led by Arista Networks, includes 49 members. “It is rare to see so much industry support behind a new optics module form factor,” said Andreas […]

Data Transmission

Purpose and Scope of the X2 MSA

This Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) defines X2, a compact 10 Gigabit/s optical transceiver. The MSA should be regarded as a supplement to the XENPAK MSA and does not attempt to re-specify areas already covered by XENPAK. Every attempt has been made to make this document succinct and contain only information required to make or use the […]