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Mellanox and InnoLight Announce Interoperable 100Gb/s PSM4 Transceivers
By apacciooutlook | Monday, December 03, 2018
SUNNYVALE, CA: Mellanox, a provider of semiconductors services and solutions, along with Ixia and InnoLight Technologies announce the availability and advancement of interoperable parallel single mode (PSM4) transceivers that allow cloud and Web 2.0 companies to mix and match transceivers in their data centers. Combining Ixia QSFP28 Xcellon-Multis Load module and Mellanox Spectrum switch confirms 50Gb/s and 100Gb/s interoperability between Mellanox 1550nm PSM4 transceivers and InnoLight 1310nm PSM4 transceivers.
To ensure that all LinkX cables and transceivers work efficiently, Mellanox subjects its products to a full system test in a stressed environment, thus, reducing the debugging ofa new installation with inadequately tested products. LinkX products deliver higher quality and signal integrity, allowing installation experts to bring up new clusters rapidly as the result of fewer interconnect problems.
To maximize overall data center performance, all commercial versions of Mellanox LinkX interconnect products endure full system testing to a Bit Error Rate (BER) of 10e-15. BER 10e-15 provides 1,000X fewer transmission errors. Fewer transmission errors translate to fewer retries, higher system performance, and more revenue generating traffic.
“Interoperability provides more options and better solutions for our customers,” says Amir Prescher, senior vice president and general manager, LinkX Interconnect Business Unit Mellanox. “At OFC, we are demonstrating end-to-end networking using our extensive LinkX interconnect product family including 25, 50 and 100 Gb/s copper cables, active optical cables and transceivers for both single mode and multi-mode fiber applications. The end-to-end demos include Mellanox’s Spectrum switch with 32 100Gb/s ports, ConnectX-4 adapters with 25, 50 and 100 Gb/s ports, and the newest LinkX products: 25 Gb/s transceivers and Active Optical Cables, in the popular SFP28 form factor.”