Marvell SFP+ modules are based on Marvell AQrate PHYs, which are low-power, high performance, Multi-Gig transceivers that support the following network rates:10GBASET/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX.
Marvell SFP+ modules enable new use-cases while using the existing cabling infrastructure. The AQS-107/AQS-108/AQS-109 modules are compatible with both the IEEE 802.3an/bz standard and the NBASE-T PHY specification. The integrated AQrate PHY technology performs all the physical layer functions required to implement the supported Multi-Gig protocols.
Marvell SFP+ modules deliver an active rate-adaptation technology that allows end-users to connect seamlessly using existing SFP+ slots that are 10GbE fiber-optic only—offering a significant cost savings over standard fiber modules.
The Marvell AQS-107, AQS-108, and AQS-109 SFP+ modules are well suited for use as a switch-to-switch interconnect. In enterprise configurations, switches typically ship with 1G ports and 10G fiberoptic up-link slots to connect multiple switches together.