EMCORE Upgrades to Full-Scale Production of 56 Gbps FDR Active Optical Cables

EMCORE, a provider of compound semiconductor-based products for solar power and fiber optics markets, has progressed to full-scale manufacture of fourteen data rate (FDR), 56 Gbps active optical cables designed for high-performance computers, Ethernet router as well as switch applications.

The company has added the latest 56 Gbps FDR cable to its EMCORE Connects Cables line of fast active optical cables created at the contract manufacturing facility of EMCORE in China.

EMCORE Connects Cables including the 56 Gbps FDR active optical cables

The 56 Gbps FDR active optical cables, created for high-performance computers, storage networks, grid and cloud computing systems and telecommunication routers, has capacity to provide the most aggregated line of data job in a lightweight, compressed form factor ready in order to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of these high-level systems.

Each 56 Gbps FDR active optical cable contains four 14 Gbps lanes in specific directions. These lanes maintain InfiniBand FDR data rates and they will also operate at lower date rates to maintain 10, 20 and 40 Gbps, including 40 Gb Ethernet Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable installations.

EMCORE Connects Cables minimize the maintenance and installation costs of computer clusters, allowing large clusters and are suitable for making systems of different architecture that need multiple computer nodes and long distances in very compact configurations.

Jaime Reloj, Vice President of Business Development at EMCORE, said that the company’s 40 Gbps Quad Data Rate cables are presently used in two of the five leading supercomputers in the globe. He also said that by backing the next-generation vertical cavity surface emitting lasers as well as photodetectors, the company will continue to upgrade the technology for computing applications and prove the same reliability, quality, competitive pricing and on-time delivery, customers are looking for.

Source: http://www.emcore.com/

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