OSFP-XD: Next-Generation Testing Today

Stand at Virtual Catch Up

12th October 2022

The exhibition was abuzz with talk of what shape the next step in data center technology would take. 1.6T is a certainty, and it seems clear that the OSFP-XD form factor is a strong contender as a dominant technology in this upcoming frontier. While the specifics of 16x100G/lane are still being worked out, one thing that can be tested right now is the thermal profiles of these new standards. MultiLane’s OSFP-XD Module and Controller Board is a new anticipatory testing tool from our DCTS Business Unit, designed to emulate transceiver thermal behavior and test the new cooling systems that will accompany the adoption of this form factor.

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