May 30, 2007 -- ADC (Minneapolis, MN) and silicon chip provider Teranetics (Santa Clara, CA) announced that they have successfully completed joint channel testing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) over Augmented Category 6 and standard Category 6 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling.
According to the companies, the comprehensive and functional testing demonstrates the interoperability of both companies' products for emerging 10-GbE technology. Included in the demo were ADC's CopperTen Augmented Category 6 cabling system and Teranetics' TN1010 10GBaseT single-chip PHY.
According to a press release, the testing consisted of several channel design variations, including scenarios where all cable paths were bundled and wires tied at twice the rate required by industry standards, in order to ensure that worst-case installation practices were observed. In addition, scenarios were scrutinized for 10GbaseT improvements.
Tests conducted included:
-- 100 meter, 4-connector long channel with ADC's TrueNet CopperTen cabling;
-- 26 meter, 4-connector short channel with ADC's TrueNet CopperTen cabling;
-- 55 meter, 4-connector long channel with ADC's TrueNet Category 6 cabling; and
-- 15 meter, 4-connector short channel with ADC's TrueNet Category 6 cabling.
"The successful interoperability testing with Teranetics validates our belief that 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology allows data centers and enterprise networks to increase scalability and improve throughput performance," commented Jaxon Lang, vice president of product management, structured cabling for ADC. "As a leader in structured cabling solutions, ADC is pleased to partner with Teranetics to provide solutions for next generation networks."
"By working with ADC to achieve product interoperability, we are enabling data center managers to meet their expectations for 10G networking while leveraging their existing copper cabling infrastructure," added Matt Rhodes, CEO of Teranetics. "The full potential of 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology is no longer a future goal, but today's reality."