Cisco 100GBASE QSFP-DD 100G ZR Module Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco 100G Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Double-Density (QSFP-DD) 100G ZR provides customers with a 100 Gigabit Ethernet ZR connectivity option for data centers, high-performance computing networks, enterprise core and distribution layers, and service provider applications. This QSFP-DD 100G module is our 100G transceiver module solution for host equipped with QSF-DD ports that requires to remotize the signal up to 80 km and more.

QSFP-DD 100G ZR transceiver

QSFP-DD 100G ZR transceiver

Figure 1.            

QSFP-DD 100G ZR transceiver

Features and benefits

The Cisco QSF-DD 100G ZR supports a 100GBASE-R client interface over an optical link length of up to 80 km over a standard pair of G.652 single-mode fiber with duplex LC connectors. The 100 Gigabit Ethernet signal is carried over a single coherent wavelength in the C-band spectrum region.

It is also possible to extend beyond 80 km leveraging on external amplification, providing the CD robustness specification are not exceeded.

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Product specifications

The QSFP-DD 100G ZR module supports the following optical specification:

Table 1.        Optical Specifications

Payload Rate

Line Mode

Symbol Baud Rate


Tx Power


TX Wavelength



30.07 Gbaud


-5 dBìm


193.7 Thz

Table 2.        RX Optical Specifications

Payload Rate

Line Mode

RX Sensitivity High OSNR

RX OSNR Sensitivity

CD Robustness

DGD Robustness



-32 dBm

14 dB (Typ)

+/-2400 ps/nm

40 ps

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