40G 3R Transponder



A 40G QSFP+  3R transponder that provides conversion between 40G standards and distance extension for 40G Ethernet links.

  • 2 x Hot-swappable QSFP+ slots
  • 40G repeater mode or Quad 10G optical multiplexer mode
  • 3R function (Regenerator, Reshaper, Retimer)
  • Use with any FRM220-CH20, CH08, CH04 chassis or CH02M, CH02/SMT standalone chassis
  • 40G link interface - Ethernet/IEEE: 802.3ba 40GE-SR4/LR4/ER4
  • 40G multi-link (fibre) interfaces - Ethernet/IEEE: 802.3ba XLAUI and OIF: CEI-11G


The FRM220-40G-2Q is a 40G QSFP+ to 40G QSFP+ 3R transponder that provides media conversion and distance extension for 40G Ethernet links. The FRM220-40G-2Q meets the growing need for more bandwidth for data centers and enterprises. The emergence of high-end servers and Ethernet switches with 40G Ethernet interfaces increases the need for media conversion (multi-mode to single-mode) and link range (single-mode to single mode) extension. 

40G Transponder Application

The FRM220-40G-2Q is hot-swappable with two QSFP+ sockets for 40G QSFP+ transceivers. Installation and setup are simple plug and play. The FRM220-40G-2QP can be inserted into any powered FRM220-CH20,CH08, CH04 chassis or CH02M, CH02/SMT standalone chassis with the necessary QSFP+ transceivers.

Lifetime Support

This product comes with free lifetime technical support. 



Item Description
Equipment function

3R Transponder (Regenerator / Reshaper / Retimer)


Multiple functions in one module:
40G converter/repeater—Quad 10G optical multiplexer 40G link interface
Ethernet/IEEE 802.3ba 40GE-SR4/LR4/ER4 10G interface:9.95 ~ 11.3125Gbps

Access Type

40G Ethernet

Interface Type


Transmission Distance

Up to QSFP+ module

Power Input


Power consumption


Operating Temperature

0 ~ 50˚C

Storage Temperature

-10 ~ 70˚C


5 ~ 90%


Card: 155 × 20.8 × 88mm (D × W × H)

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
CT-FRM220-40G-2Q 40G QSFP+ to 40G QSFP+ 3R transponder card

More Information

Chassis and mounting options for the FRM220 family.

AC and DC power options available.  See individual products for further details.

1 Slot standalone chassis for ISDN, voice or data modules, AC or DC
1 Slot chassis with DB9 console port for Ethernet, voice or serial cards
2 Slot Ethernet, ISDN and serial chassis with console port
2 Slot chassis manageable via NMC card
4 slot Ethernet, ISDN and serial chassis, 1U
8 Slot multi service rack, 1U
20 Slot multi function chassis with Ethernet, serial and ISDN, 2u
20 Slot Ethernet aggregation rack, 2u