Fields of Fiber

    What On-Board Optics Means for Density and Flexibility

    Posted by M. H. Raza on Apr 13, 2015 10:48:21 AM

    This past week I read an article in Lightwave Magazine and another in Network World about the formation of the Consortium for On-board Optics (COBO), a group that seeks to create specifications and increase the faceplate density of data center switches and adapters. The Lightwave article goes on to mention that companies that maintain “mega scale” data centers may soon require greater faceplate density than QSFP28 modules can support.

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    Topics: on-board optics