OSFP recently released the OSFP-XD MSA Revision 1.0, a specification for OSFP-XD: OCTAL SMALL FORM FACTOR eXtra Dense PLUGGABLE MODULE.

Pluggable optical transceivers, with their many advantages, will continue to play a pivotal role in next-generation hyper scale data centers. At OFC’23 there were a few companies showcasing their modules or technologies capable of 1.6 Tbps, enabling 51.2T switches in 1 U configurations, at a reduced power consumption per bit.

There were also demonstrations of 200 Gbps PAM4 signaling which marks an important inflection point in the industry.

Keep an eye on this exciting MSA at https://osfpmsa.org/.

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