10-GbE copper assemblies
January 6, 2009 -- Best suited for 10- and 40-Gbit InfiniBand transmission, these QSFP assemblies incorporate proprietary technology.
GORE QSFP copper cable assemblies are designed for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise network and network storage markets. Ideally suited for InfiniBand, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 40-GbE applications, these assemblies are designed to improve signal reliability at speeds over the standard InfiniBand QDR data rate of 10 Gbits/sec/channel. Low dielectric materials used in the cable's construction are designed to improve bend radius over longer distances in small cross-sectional areas. The assemblies are also offered with GORE EYE-OPENER+ conductor technology, a patented design that the company claims yields the highest data rate and longest distance in the smallest cable available. The assemblies are currently being field tested and will allow the cable to either extend three times farther or use a smaller diameter cable than a passive interconnect. They also provide very low latency, reduced jitter, and a maximum signal eye opening.
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