Many manufacturers design their devices to support optical transceiver modules as the transmission medium across networks. Data center is one of the places that consolidates most of the devices, and the biggest concern are power, cooling and space. With equipment getting more compact and higher efficiency, demand for low power consumption transceiver module is of utmost importance. Starview has a range of low power transceiver modules to support 10Gbps – 400Gbps. Our patented technology allows Starview transceiver modules to be reprogrammed to work with any devices. Starview low power transceiver modules is our green initiatives to support Environment, Social and Governance (ESG).
Starview low power transceiver module has a LPMode (Low Power Mode) pin on the electrical plane of the connector. When the low power transceiver module is inserted into the host device, it is able to determine the maximum power consumption of the module. Whenever the power exceeds the LPMode threshold, you can configure the equipment to disable the module optical transmission power in order to conserve power consumption.
The increasing demand for data, storage and computing power have seen more data centres coming up all over the world. Inside these modern data center, the construction of the network is typically in a leaf and spine configuration. Every network connectivity uses a pair of transceiver module. As the number of connectivity increases, the usage of transceiver modules and power consumption also increases.
A typical 10Gbps transceiver module will consume approx. 3.5W power, and a network switch that supports 48 ports of 10Gbps modules will require at least 200W of power, taking into assumption of (48 x 3.5W) = 168W to power the optical transceiver modules and the remaining power for other electronics. If the power consumption of the 10Gbps module can be reduced to 1.5W, the typical power requires is (48 x 1.5W) = 72W, and this will greatly reduce the power needed by the network switch. These low power transceiver modules operate efficiently without suffering any performance loss.
With increasing data rates, a 64 x 100Gbps network switch requires 400W of power consumption. A typical 100Gbps transceiver module requires approx. 4.5W power, and the total power consumption required for the transceiver modules is (64 x 4.5W) = 288W. Starview 100Gbps modules consumes 3.5W power and can reduce the total power consumption to (64 x 3.5W) = 224W.
These examples of low power transceiver modules are made possible with the improved design of the photonics in the transceiver module architecture. The photonics comprises the optical components for TOSA (Transmitter Optical Sub Assembly) and ROSA (Receiver Optical Sub Assembly) to eliminate the need for optical lenses and shorter transmission path. The approach of this reduction lowers the power consumption for the TOSA as well as the heat dissipation.
Starview is a reliable supplier of optical transceiver modules for more than 10 years, with good customer track records using these modules. Starview offers a wide range of Transceiver modules, and owns patent for STARPOD (Starview Programmable Optical Device) to program our modules to work in various manufacturer’s devices.