The Formerica portfolio consists of a broad range of optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOC)/fanouts, optical bypass modules (OBM), fibre channel products, and serial digital interface (SDI) transceivers.
The company's fibre channel optical transceivers are hot-pluggable, Gigabit small form factor optical modules (SFP+) with built-in digital diagnostic functions and LC duplex receptacles. The devices are enclosed in an all-metal housing to provide enhanced electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance, are RoHS compliant, and function using a single 3.3 V power supply. Target applications for the transceivers include high-speed storage area networks, 10GBASE-SR Ethernet and 4G/8G/16G fiber channel system.
Formerica’s 100G optical transceivers support 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) data rate links with a reach of up to 150 meters (via OM4). The transceivers feature low power consumption and use a standard 12/8 lane optical fibre with MPO pluggable optical connector.
As with the fibre channel optical transceivers, the 100G products are hot-pluggable, RoHS compliant, and have a case operating temperature range from 0 to 700C. The transceivers are compliant with 100G Ethernet IEEE 802.3bm 100GBASE SR4 and SFF-8665 (QSFP28 Solution; Revision 1.8) standards. Target applications include 100GBASE Ethernet Links, InfiniBand (IB) QDR, DDR, and EDR interconnects. Additional data rates below 100G, including 1G, 10G, 25G, and 40G, are available.
Formerica products are intended for data centres, enterprise IT, networking, industrial automation and control, medical imaging, video surveillance, 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and broadcasting applications.