ECOC 2019: Molex extends collaboration with Cisco, Ixia to showcase high-speed ecosystems

Created September 18, 2019
Technologies and Products

Electronic solutions manufacturer Molex, will collaborate with Cisco and Ixia, a Keysight Business, in a joint demonstration at the ECOC 2019, to be held September 23-25, 2019 at Molex booth 94 in Dublin, Ireland.

Showcasing a 400 Gbps system capability, attendees will able to see the performance of Molex DACs, ACCs and other optics. The demo will use Molex QSFP-DD technology including Direct Attached Copper (DAC) cables up to 3 meters, Active Copper Cables (ACC), 400 Gbps Optics and QSFP-DD connector technology. The live demonstrations in Molex (Hall 1, booth #94) will include Ethernet signal between the Cisco N9K-C9316D-GX switch and Ixia A400GE-QDD.

“We are pleased to be again collaborating with Cisco and Ixia, which allows us to continue reinforcing our commitment to providing the best in class services and products from Molex to the datacentre industry,” said Scott Sommers, director, industry standards at Molex.

“Cisco is pleased to be exhibiting our latest Cloud Scale ASIC based Nexus 9316D 400Gbps switch with Molex and Ixia at this year’s ECOC show”, said Hardev Singh, product manager, datacentre BU, Cisco. “QSFP-DD has proven to be the industry standard with continuing innovations as we look at higher density switching systems in the future.”

“As the high-speed Ethernet ecosystem continues to evolve, we are dedicated to provide cutting-edge test solutions like the A400GE-QDD to support advances in 400GE technology and the needs of our customers. We look forward to participating in this demonstration with Molex and Cisco,” said Dan Symes, senior hardware architect, Ixia, a Keysight Business.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.