November 24, 2006
Quellan, a provider of analog signal integrity devices and Fulcrum Microsystems, a provider of high performance interconnect devices, have announced an extended reach CX4 mezzanine card. The card is for use with the Fulcrum FocalPoint switch reference design, which will allow OEMs to attain up to 40 meters of reach on up to 24 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
"Increasing the reach of 10G Ethernet at an attractive price point will help accelerate its adoption in the data center," said Harry Quackenboss, chairman and CEO of Woven Systems. "Quellan's Lane Manager devices drive copper cable distances substantially farther than the standards specify, minimizing the need for expensive fiber optic interconnects."
The mezzanine cards are populated with Quellan's QLx4300 Lane Manager Chips that actively remove impairments and compensate for channel loss, allowing data center managers to use ultra-thin 30 gauge CX4 cabling for increased airflow, density and manageability or extend the reach of traditional 24 gauge cable to up to 40 meters.
"Signal integrity and low latency are critical parameters for next generation data centers", said Joel Goergen, chief scientist at Force10 Networks. "Quellan's products address both these issues in a very low power consumption device. Well done!"
The FocalPoint FM2224 is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch chip with 200 ns of total latency and features 24 integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, each of which can be configured to operate in 10 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps and 10/100/1000 modes.
"Our customers are eager to reduce weight and improve density in their data center interconnects," said Bob Nunn CEO of Fulcrum. "Our collaboration with Quellan has yielded a ready-to-go solution to address these issues."
"Clearly, next generation data center interconnects are challenged by reach, weight and density issues - and the only way to achieve this is with low power, smart silicon at each end," said Tony Stelliga, chairman and CEO of Quellan, Inc. "Next generation high density switches can now run up to 4 times farther on cabling that is just one third the size and weight of existing copper interconnects."
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