PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?
swmike at swm.pp.se
Wed Jun 21 05:40:13 CST 2017
On Wed, 21 Jun 2017, Denys Fedoryshchenko wrote:
> For switches i guess it is same story as for PoE on them - total power
> budget matters. So if you will pack whole EX4500 with 10G 80km SFP+ it
> might have problems as well, but for normal use, and if few only are
> "long distance/high power", at any case 3.3V supply rail by design in
> switch should handle many SFP, so if there is 48 ports, it should handle
> by specs at least 72W peak load. It might be multiple power rails for
> groups of ports, but still, much better than just 750mA on network card.
> But that's just guessing, i never seen circuit diagrams of good
> switches, or at least reference design, as it is all NDA material.
Several of the limitations in switches/routers comes out to cooling,
especially since there is a requirement for normal operation in case of
failed climate control with ambient temp in the 40-50C range.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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