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Stratix IV GT FPGAs Interoperate with Avago 40G QSFP Optical Modules

Altera announced the interoperability of the Stratix IV GT FPGAs with 40G Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) optical modules from Avago Technologies. The 11.3-Gbps transceivers of the Stratix IV GT FPGAs enable designers to connect eight QSFP optical modules to a single FPGA and transport up to 320 Gbps of aggregate data in their system. Obtaining this same level of performance using FPGAs with sub-10-Gbps transceivers would normally require 32 SFP+ optical modules.

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