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by Arista
Product Line: Data Center Networking
Product Type: Transceiver
Original price $2,340.00 - Original price $2,670.00
Original price
$2,340.00 - $2,670.00
Current price $2,670.00
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Product Description

The QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 Arista features a 100 Gb/s data rate and is designed with a QSFP form factor and an MPO connector type, suitable for DWDM applications. It supports a maximum distance of 40 km over single-mode fiber, with a nominal wavelength of 850 nm, and operates efficiently between 0 °C and 70 °C. This module is compatible with Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fiber Channel protocols, features a low power consumption of 4 watts, and is hot-pluggable.

Key Feature for the QSFP-100G-DZ2-42

  • What data rate does the QSFP module support?
    The module supports a data rate of 100 Gb/s.
  • Can the part with a form factor of QSFP be used in Ethernet networks?
    Yes, it is compatible with Ethernet, as well as InfiniBand and Fiber Channel networks.
  • What type of connector is required for this QSFP module?
    It requires an MPO connector type.
  • What is the maximum distance the part can cover?
    The maximum distance is 40 km when using single-mode fiber.
  • What wavelength technology does the QSFP module utilize?
    The module uses DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology.
  • What is the nominal wavelength in nm for the QSFP module?
    The nominal wavelength is 850 nm.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures for this module?
    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 70 °C.
  • Does the part have a high power consumption?
    No, it has a low power consumption of just 4 watts.
  • Is the QSFP module hot-pluggable?
    Yes, it features a hot-pluggable design, allowing for easy installation and removal without shutting down the system.
  • What are the key features of the QSFP module?
    Key features include a 100 Gb/s data rate, support for Ethernet/InfiniBand/Fiber Channel, low power consumption, and a hot-pluggable design.

Product Review

The Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 offers a 100 Gb/s data rate with a QSFP form factor, suitable for high-bandwidth applications. Its compatibility with Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fiber Channel over distances up to 40 km on single-mode fiber, coupled with a low power consumption of 4 watts, addresses efficiency and versatility. However, the requirement for an MPO connector might limit flexibility in certain deployment scenarios where alternative connectors are preferred.


The Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 is a cutting-edge network transceiver designed to meet the high-speed data transmission needs of modern data centers and networking environments. This transceiver module supports a data rate of 100 Gb/s, providing the bandwidth necessary for demanding applications and data-intensive tasks. It is designed with a QSFP form factor, making it compatible with a wide range of networking equipment. One of the key features of this module is its connector type. It uses an MPO connector, which is known for its ability to support multiple fibers and facilitate high-bandwidth connections. This makes the Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 an ideal choice for implementing high-speed network backbones and data center interconnects. The module is capable of transmitting data over a maximum distance of 40 km using single-mode fiber. This long reach is made possible by its use of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which allows for the transmission of multiple data streams simultaneously over the same optical fiber by using different wavelengths (colors) of laser light. The nominal wavelength of the module is 850 nm, which falls within the infrared spectrum and is commonly used in optical fiber communications.
  • Supports Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fiber Channel protocols, offering versatility in deployment across various network architectures.
  • Operates efficiently with a low power consumption of just 4 watts, reducing operational costs and contributing to a greener environment.
  • Features a hot-pluggable design, allowing for easy installation and removal without disrupting the network.
Temperature tolerance is another critical aspect of this module, with a minimum operating temperature of 0 °C and a maximum of 70 °C. This wide temperature range ensures reliable performance in a variety of environmental conditions, from data centers with controlled climates to outdoor installations that may experience more extreme temperatures. The Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 is designed to support a variety of networking protocols, including Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fiber Channel. This makes it a versatile solution for a wide range of applications, from high-performance computing to enterprise data storage and network virtualization. The module’s support for these protocols ensures compatibility with a broad spectrum of networking equipment and infrastructures, providing flexibility in network design and expansion. In summary, the Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42 transceiver module is a high-performance, energy-efficient solution for extending the reach and capacity of your network. Its support for DWDM technology, combined with a long transmission distance and compatibility with multiple protocols, makes it an excellent choice for upgrading existing networks or deploying new ones that require high bandwidth and long-distance connectivity. With its hot-pluggable design and low power consumption, this module offers both ease of use and operational cost savings, making it a valuable addition to any networking environment.


Item Number Arista QSFP-100G-DZ2-42
Manufacturer Arista
Transmission Speed 100 Gbps
Module Type QSFP
Interface MPO
Reach 40 km on Single-mode Fiber
Transmission Technology DWDM
Central Wavelength (nm) 850
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C to 70 °C
Compatibility Ethernet, InfiniBand, Fiber Channel
Power Usage 4W
Feature Hot-swappable

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