ECOC 2019: Mellanox unveils its ECOC product offering

Created September 18, 2019
Technologies and Products

Mellanox Technologies has introduced a new range of 400G DR4 500m transceivers, 400G DAC splitters and 100G SFP-DD DAC cables for server/storage interconnects.

Also unveiled are new QSA56 port adapters to enable single-channel SFP cables and transceivers to be connected to 200G switch or network adapter ports. QSA56 technology supports cables and transceivers from 0.5m to 10km. In addition, the company has launched new 200G “active” DAC cables for HDR InfiniBand and 200GbE Ethernet to extend copper cable reach up to four metres. Mellanox will be showcasing the products at the forthcoming European Convention for Optical Communications (ECOC) in Dublin, Ireland on 23rd September.

“We’ve had tremendous adoption of our full line of LinkX 25/50/100G cables and transceivers with web-scale, cloud computing and OEM customers in China and worldwide,” said Steen Gundersen, vice president of LinkX interconnects at Mellanox Technologies. “We are just at the beginning of the transition to 200G and 400G will soon follow.”

At ECOC, together with Ixia, A Keysight Business, using its A400GE-QDD test system and Mellanox 400G DR4 and 200G SR4 transceivers, a live demonstration will exhibit better than IEEE-specified FEC (Forward Error Correction) error density and BER performance.

Nelson Murga, senior systems architect at Ixia Solutions Group, Keysight Technologies, said: “Using both Ethernet and PRBS signals over Mellanox’s interconnects with our test system validates performance that exceeds the requirements of the 400GbE and 200GbE standards.”

Earlier this year, Mellanox launched an advanced network telemetry technology that provides speedy visibility into anomalies for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing.‎ The What Just Happened (WJH) offering is bundled without charge with existing Mellanox products.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation