Spectra7 and Luxshare to Demonstrate Live 400G Ethernet Traffic with OSFP Active Copper Cables
DesignCon Collaboration with Leading 400G Switch Achieves Length of 7m with Low Power and Cost-Effective Active Copper Interconnect
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that it will be partnering with Luxshare-ICT (“Luxshare”) and will demonstrate OSFP format Active Copper Cables (ACCs) using Spectra7 technology in a live demo passing 400Gbps Ethernet traffic generated by a state-of-the-art 12.6 Tbps switch. Spectra7 and Luxshare will be demonstrating the technology at the DesignCon 2020 show at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley from January 28-30.
Significant deployment of 400G network equipment will begin in 2020 and according to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group1, 400 Gbps shipments are forecast to surpass 15 M switch ports by 2023.
“Spectra7 continues its leadership in helping to drive the future of the data center interconnects industry, and we are proud to be collaborating with them to demonstrate next-generation high-speed solutions,” said Jinhua Chen, Enterprise GM at Luxshare-ICT. “Our continued collaboration with Spectra7 highlights our vision to build relationships that benefit our customers, partners, and provide flexible solutions to their toughest challenges.”
Luxshare-ICT, a leader in high performance interconnects and cable assemblies, has chosen Spectra7’s GaugeChangerTM technology for integration into this new line of OSFP Active Copper Cables. The embedded Spectra7 GC2502 Linear EQ Chips dramatically increase the length of standard copper cables by almost 3 times. This enables a significant number of cables in the 3 to 7m range to remain copper-based instead of having to switch to optical solutions which are dramatically higher in power and cost.
“Luxshare is a dynamic technology and market leader in the data center interconnect market,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “Their adoption of our GaugeChangerTM technology has already led to the first 25G deployment in China in 2019 and we are now well on our way to significant 400G deployments in the US in 2020.”
GaugeChangerTM is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25 Gbps NRZ and 50 Gbps PAM-4 enabling new connector standards of 100, 200 and 400 Gbps.
Luxshare will be showcasing OSFP ACC Cables with Spectra7’s GaugeChangerTM technology at Booth 717 at DesignCon.
Luxshare-ICT (Shenzhen Stock Code:002475) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable assembly and connector system solutions for consumer, automotive, cloud, and enterprise applications. Dedicated to flexible design, agile manufacturing, and collaborative partnerships, Luxshare-ICT works with technology leaders to create innovative solutions that transform our industries. Learn more at http://en.luxshare-ict.com.
About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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