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January 15, 2021

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Did You Know About The Alternative To 40G BiDi: 40G CSR?

The QSFP+ 40G CSR pluggable optic offers an alternative to 40G BiDi, especially when longer reach is needed.

January 11, 2021

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Co-Packaged Optics and an Open Ecosystem

The pace of bandwidth growth isn’t slowing down, and each generation draws more power than the last. To address this, the industry needs to move to co-packaged optics. Today we are announcing a collaboration between Inphi and Cisco to drive an open ecosystem around the technology.

November 13, 2020

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A New Capability Of Single-Lambda 100G Technology: 10km Reach

There's a new addition to Cisco's Single-Lambda 100G series of QSFP28 optics that provides 10km reach. It's called 100G LR.

September 30, 2020

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Now You Can Future-Proof Your Data Center With 100G Optics

Optimized for data center applications, the QSFP28 100G DR is the second product in Cisco's Single-Lambda 100G portfolio of pluggable optics.

What You Need to Know About 800G Signaling For Pluggable Optics

The re-branded Ethernet Technology Consortium has released a specification for 800G signaling. This goes hand in hand with the new QSFP-DD800 form factor MSA.

How to Support Future Traffic Growth: New 800G Optics MSA

The new QSFP-DD800 form factor MSA lays the foundation for 800G Ethernet pluggable optics.

Now! Worry-Free NICs in Your Servers With Cisco Optics

Cisco Optics are now qualified on Cisco UCS servers even when using 3rd party NICs such as those from Intel, Mellanox, and QLogic. This is a significant development for data center operators who are more and more reliant on cables and pluggable optics as SFP and QSFP technology progress, and cloud applications dominate.

Extended Reach 100G Optics – Which One Is Best For Me?

Since the introduction of 100G pluggable optics several years ago, a great variety of reaches and form factors became available. Among the most confusing reaches are the Extended Reach variants. In this blog, we are going to explain what variants are available in the Cisco Optics portfolio, and the differences between them.