MiniPOD™ 12x10G Transmitter Module

The AFBR-811VxyZ and AFBR-821VxyZ are a set of 12-channel parallel optics transmitter and receiver modules optimized for short-range parallel multi-lane data communication and interconnect applications. These high-speed, high-density optical modules are designed to operate over multimode fiber systems using a nominal wavelength of 850 nm.

Avago’s MiniPOD solution offers system designers two module package options to optimize their cable management and board layout. AFBR-811RxyZ Tx/AFBR-821RxyZ Rx is used with round multi-lane cable assemblies for applications requiring multiple turns of the jumper cable inside the chassis. AFBR-811FxyZ Tx/AFBR-821FxyZ Rx is used with flat ribbon cable assemblies, allowing dense tiling of the modules as the jumper cables can be thread under the dust-cap of the next module. This top mounted optical connection maximizes board layout density by eliminating board space lost to the optical connector and strain relief.

The electrical interface uses a 9×9 MEG-Array connector with 1.27 mm pitch:

The optical interface requires the user to provide a custom designed optical turn 1×12 ribbon cable PRIZM® LightTurn® connector. The thermal interface provided can require either a user provided heat sink or use of the Avago general purpose clip on heat sink, to maintain the module case temperature to be between 0 °C to 70 °C during continuous operation.

MiniPOD Transmitter Part Numbers
AFBR-811FxyZ Flat Ribbon Jumper Cable, Transmitter Base Part Number
AFBR-821FxyZ Flat Ribbon Jumper Cable, Receiver Base Part Number
AFBR-811RxyZ Round Jumper Cable, Transmitter Base Part Number
AFBR-821RxyZ Round Jumper Cable, Receiver Base Part Number


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Features [+-]

  • Compliant to IEEE 802.3ba 100GbE (100GBASE-SR10 and nPPI) per lane
  • Compliant to 12×QDR Infiniband
  • Operates at 10.3125 Gbps per channel with 64b/66b encoded data for 100GbE application and at 10 Gbps with 8b/10b encoded data for IB-QDR application
  • High Aggregate bandwidth: 120 Gbps per module
  • High density footprint: 21.95 mm × 18.62 mm size
  • Two package options to optimize internal cable  management and system layout
  • Separate transmitter and receiver modules
  • 850 nm VCSEL array in transmitter; PIN array in receiver
  • Links up to 150 m at 10.3125 Gbps with OM4 4700 MHz•km 50 mm MMF
  • Optical Interface: PRIZM® LightTurn® optical turn 1×12 ribbon fiber connector
  • Pluggable electrical interface: 9×9 MEG-Array for ease of design and manufacturability
  • Low Power consumption: 3.0 W Max per Transmitter/ Receiver pair (0 °C to 70 °C operating range)
  • Dedicated signals for module address, module reset and host interrupt
  • Two Wire Serial (TWS) interface with maskable interrupt for expanded functionality including:
    • Individual channel functions: disable, squelch disable, lane polarity inversion, TX eye margin enable
    • A/D read back: module temperature and supply voltages, per channel laser current and laser power, or received power
    • Status: per channel Tx fault, electrical (transmitter) or optical (receiver) LOS, and alarm flags
    • Programmable equalization integrated with DC blocking caps at transmitter data input
    • Programmable receiver output swing and deemphasis level
    • Field Upgradable Firmware capability
  • 0°C to 70°C case temperature continuous operating range. 85°C supported for short durations

Applications [+-]

  • 100 GbE and IB-QDR / IB-DDR / IB-SDR interconnects
  • Data Aggregation, Backplane and Proprietary Protocol and Density Applications
  • High Performance and High Productivity computer interconnects
  • Switch Fabric interconnects

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