What is the Form Factor for 400G optics?
• The first is OSFP OSFP stands for “Octal Small Form-factor Pluggable”. The electrical interface of an OSFP connector consists of 8 electrical lanes, running at 50Gb/s each, for a total of 400Gb/s. I can only imagine how this will be confused with OSPF.
• Second is QSFP-DD stands for “Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) – Double Density (DD)”. The electrical interface of a QSFP-DD connector also has 8 electrical lanes, running at 50Gb/s each, for a total bandwidth of 400Gb/s. The QSFP-DD form factor is similar to the QSFP form factor.j2networks family of sites