Molex jointly demos 400G cabling, connectivity with Cisco and Ixia

Sept. 18, 2019
The demo at ECOC 2019 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.

Molex will collaborate with Cisco and Ixia, a Keysight Business, in a joint demonstration at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019), to be held September 23-25 in Dublin, Ireland.

“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 data center industry,” comments Scott Sommers, director, industry standards at Molex.

Showcasing a 400 Gbps system capability, attendees visiting Molex booth #94 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.

“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,” adds Hardev Singh, product manager, data center 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.”

The live demonstrations will include Ethernet signaling between the Cisco N9K-C9316D-GX switch and Ixia's A400GE-QDD test system.

“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,” concludes Dan Symes, senior hardware architect at Ixia.

For more information about the Molex 3-meter DAC QSFP-DD cable demom visit


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