FS COB vs. BOX 100GBASE-LR4 QSFP28 Transceiver Difference
Note: FS has discontinued 100G QSFP28-LR4 COB packaging transceivers. As per our policy, customers will continue to get support from FS technical assistance team, and the valid warranty provided is maintained on the product. For customers who are interested in FS 100G QSFP28-LR4 COB packaging transceivers, you can choose 100G QSFP28-BLR4 BOX packaging transceivers.
These two FS QSFP28 transceivers are very similar, Cisco QSFP-100G-LR4-S Compatible module for Data Center and Cisco QSFP-100G-LR4-S Compatible Module, right? If you are confused about these two transceivers, please continue to read the following content to learn more.
Features and Spcifications
|Form Factor||QSFP-100G-LR4-S for Data Center||QSFP-100G-LR4-S|
|Max Cable Distance||10km||10km|
|Transmitter Type||4 x LAN WDM DML (DFB)||4 x LAN WDM DML (DFB)|
|Packaging Technology||COB (Chip on Board) Packaging||BOX Packaging|
|Price||US$ 499.00||US$ 499.00|
|Application||Data Center, 100G Ethernet||Telecom, Data Center, 100G Ethernet, 5G Wireless Network|
Table 1. FS 100G-LR4 QSFP28 specifications
QSFP-100G-LR4-S With COB Packaging for Data Center
QSFP-100G-LR4-S for data center applies COB (Chip on Board) packaging, of which the laser chip is directly adhered to the PCB. It's beneficial for saving PCB area and eliminating the complex packaging steps which can reduce the transceiver production cost. And with the maturity of related technology and equipment operation, mass production becomes easier. COB package meets the requirements of high reliability and low cost. So this QSFP-100G-LR4-S module is suitable for data centers, high-performance computing networks, campus networks etc. applications.
QSFP-100G-LR4-S With BOX Packaging
While QSFP-100G-LR4-S applies box packaging. As to BOX packaging, it is one of the hermetic packing methods. The laser chip is sealed in a metal shell filled with inert gas, in this way, the laser chip will not be influenced by the changing temperature and water vapour. It meets the requirements of higher reliability and harsher environments, like telecom ones with no air-conditioning or environment monitoring equipment. That's why modules designed with box packaging win more popularity among telecom operators. What's more, it has the power consumption of fewer than 3.5W. This QSFP-100G-LR4-S module is suitable for 100G telecom, data center, high-performance computing network, campus network.
FS offers these two types of 100G-LR4 QSFP28 transceivers to meet different appliation demands of data center and telecom. From our product title you can easily find out if it's what you want. For instance, the one with "data center" in product title Cisco QSFP-100G-LR4-S Compatible module for Data Center shows that it is suitable used in data centers.