Hubbell, Solarflare meet on 10GBASE-T

July 5, 2007 -- Hubbell's Nextspeed Ascent 10-GbE UTP and Nextspeed Shielded 10-GbE cabling platforms successfully passed 10GBASE-T performance requirements at Solarflare's Irvine laboratory.

July 5, 2007 -- Hubbell Premise Wiring and Solarflare Communications, a provider of high-performance Ethernet silicon, jointly announced that Hubbell's Nextspeed Ascent 10-GbE UTP and Nextspeed Shielded 10-GbE cabling platforms successfully passed stringent 10GBASE-T performance requirements at Solarflare's Irvine laboratory.

According to a press release, both unshielded and shielded cabling systems were configured in a worst-case topology defined by the IEEE 802.3 and TIA standards: a 100-meter, four-connector, six-around-one ANEXT bundle. Solarflare's 10Xpress 10GBASE-T PHYs were used for the six disturber channels and for the one victim channel.

"The transmission performance of Hubbell's Nextspeed Ascent 10G UTP/FTP systems far exceeds current industry standards," comments Michael O'Connor, director of technical marketing and services for Hubbell Premise Wiring. "With multiple 10G projects installed over the past months, this performance testing validates our product as the product of choice for customers who value high performance."

"The six-around-one testing with Hubbell shows the maturity and robustness of our 10Xpress solution at 100 meters," adds Bruce Tolley, VP of marketing for Solarflare Communications. "Our products undergo a rigorous test and validation process to ensure 10GBASE-T compliance and 100-meter performance."

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