12 Nov 2018 Dallas - Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a provider of high-performance analogue semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that leading data centre interconnect supplier and online retailer 10Gtek has begun offering active copper cables (ACCs) using Spectra7's revolutionary GaugeChanger technology. Additionally, 10Gtek ACC cables with Spectra7 technology will be showcased at the Supercomputer 2018 (SC18) show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from November 12-15.
"Spectra 7 has created a revolutionary solution to address the dramatically increasing power and cost of data center interconnects", stated Alan Wong, General Manager at 10Gtek. "We are pleased to be moving forward on several new designs with Spectra7 based on our technology assessment and customer interest."
10Gtek is a top-10 manufacturer of passive direct attached cables (DACs) used in data centre applications. 10Gtek's DAC offerings include: SFP28, QSFP28 and soon QSFP-DD. Bringing together this technology and know-how with Spectra7's GaugeChanger embedded ICs offers up to 12 times less power and significant cost savings over optical solutions for data centre customers.
"10Gtek is a leading supplier and online retailer in the data centre interconnect market", stated Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. "The adoption of our GaugeChanger technology by 10Gtek will offer us a strong sales channel into the enterprise and HPC data centre markets."
GaugeChanger is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25Gbps NRZ and 50Gbps PAM4 enabling new connector standards of 100/200/400 Gbps.
10GTek will be showcasing products with Spectra7's GaugeChanger technology at SC18 in Booth #4419.