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What is the difference between QSFP56 and qsfp56dd?
Knowledge Base + 2024.01.10

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, I don't have specific details on QSFP56DD (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable 56 Double Density). However, I can provide some general information about the QSFP56 standard. 

  1. QSFP56 (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable 56):

    • QSFP56 is a transceiver form factor designed for high-speed data communication, particularly in data centers and high-performance computing environments.

    • It supports data rates of up to 400 Gbps.

    • QSFP56 uses four channels, each operating at 100 Gbps, for a total aggregate data rate of 400 Gbps.

  2. Potential Interpretation of QSFP56DD (Double Density):

    • The term "Double Density" might suggest an increased port density or higher data rate compared to standard QSFP56.

    • It could imply a higher number of channels or increased data rates per channel.

    • The "DD" designation is sometimes used to indicate a new standard with enhanced performance or capabilities.

It's important to note that specific details about standards and product specifications can evolve over time, and new developments may have occurred since my last update in January 2022. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's recommended to refer to the official documentation or specifications provided by industry organizations or equipment manufacturers. If "QSFP56DD" is a term that has emerged after my last update, I recommend checking the latest industry sources or contacting relevant organizations for the most recent information.