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Siemon launches new 40+Gb/s copper cabling assemblies

by david.nunes

December, 2010 – Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, announces the release of its 40 Gb/s 40+Gb/s QSFP+ (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus) passive copper cabling products.  These shielded 4-lane copper cable assemblies were developed as a cost-effective, low-power option for high-speed data centre interconnects up to 10 metres, ideal for applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking, video networking and network storage systems.

The QSFP+ form factor interface can replace up to three standard SFP+ connections, providing greater port density and reduced system cost. Advanced design and manufacturing processes, such as precision wire stripping and a unique automated termination process result in optimised cross talk and Return Loss. The same automated processes result in Siemon’s QSFP+ assembly’s consistent and industry leading signal integrity performance.

Interoperable with compliant SFF-8436 interfaces, Siemon’s QSFP+ copper interconnects are fully compatible with a wide array of data protocols/interfaces, including InfiniBand 4X SDR, DDR, QDR and FDR as well as Ethernet 10G, 40G (IEEE-802.3ba) and SONET electrical failover 40G links.  They also support Fibre Channel SAN 10G, 40G and SAN; RapidIO and Myrinet 40G systems links. Other applications include CameraLink2 Video Vision networking, Digital Signage networking, Converged and Unified fabric networking as well as NUMA, QSnet, AuroraIO, RocketIO, StratixIO, VITA-55 and VITA-VXS systems links.

Commenting on the new high speed assembly, marketing manager Graeme Stoker explained: “This new interconnect solution provides up to 10+Gb/s of bandwidth per lane to support server blade to box, rack-to-rack and shelf-to-shelf interconnects as well as high-speed networking and storage equipment applications.  We imagine it will be of great interest to the data centre market and those running HPC”.

Siemon also offers application specific assembly solutions integrating QSFP+ interfaces in hybrids, hydras and other value-added configurations as well as varied EEPROM programming options, wire gauges and assembly lengths.

This interconnect is part of the Siemon’s high speed connectivity products that include MorayÔ QSFP+ AOC’s and MTP Plug and Play solutions as well as a variety of innovative category cabling products. It has been developed by the company’s SIS  (Siemon Interconnect Solutions) specialist team, who are focused on solving industry and customer-driven interconnect challenges by developing standards-based, application specific products.  The SIS expertise calls together extensive network engineering knowledge with design innovation and considerable production capability.

For more information on the 40 Gb/s 40+Gb/s QSFP+ passive copper cabling products or other high-speed interconnects refer to http://www.siemon.com/sis

Photos to accompany this release are available on request from [email protected]

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.

Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance.  The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems.  In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets.  With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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