These same cables support serial single lane applications, such as RapidIO, RocketIO and other value-added IO interface links
Watertown, Connecticut (Vocus) February 10, 2010
Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, announces the release of their new high-performance 10+Gb/s SFP+ Passive Copper cabling product family. These SFP+ copper cable assemblies were developed as a cost-effective and lower-power alternative to optical cables for short reach links in high-speed interconnect applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking and network storage systems. The low latency assemblies support data transfer rates up to 10+ Gb/s per lane, exceeding the stringent electrical SFF-8431 and mechanical SFF-8432 Standards Specifications. For more information on Siemon’s SFP+ Passive Copper assemblies, visit http://www.siemon.com/is/
Siemon’s hot pluggable SFP+ cable assemblies are fully-shielded with robust die cast housings and enhanced spring fingers to minimize EMI leakage. The internal PCB assembly is factory terminated to twin-axial shielded cable and provides superior signal integrity to support 10+Gb/s high frequency data rates. The assemblies are impedance matched to ensure interoperability with SFP+ host port and minimize insertion loss.
The new 10+Gb/s SFP+ products support a wide array of data protocols/interfaces, including 8Gb/s FibreChannel HCA, 10Gb/s FibreChannel SAN, 10Gb/s FibreChannel over Ethernet, 10Gb/s Ethernet single lane, 10Gb/s InfiniBand QDR single lane and various 10Gb/s Unified Architecture network links as well as other 10Gb/s Switch and Host Controller Adapter card and high performance links.
“These same cables support serial single lane applications, such as RapidIO, RocketIO and other value-added IO interface links,” said Ed Cady, Business Development Manager for Siemon.
Product options available include varied EEPROM programming, wire gauges and assembly lengths for specific applications.
Established in 1903, Siemon (http://www.siemon.com) is a global industry leader in the development and manufacture of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Siemon’s Interconnect Solutions business unit (SIS) specializes in the development of high-speed interconnects. Headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut, USA, Siemon operates directly in over 30 countries and, through its channels, services customers in over 100 countries. Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fiber cabling systems. With over 400 active patents, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and is actively involved with numerous industry standards organizations around the world.