U.K. cable vendor Phyworks has announced it has successfully completed system level interoperability testing of its...
September 15, 2008
U.K. cable vendor Phyworks has announced it has successfully completed system level interoperability testing of its 10Gbps active equalizer in an SFP+ active copper cable assembly.
Carried out at the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory, the testing verified that copper cables integrating the PHY2060 active equalizer/retimer IC could achieve 100% error free transmission passing data between different switches.
In the packet error ratio test, Cisco Nexus 5020 and Arastra DCS-7124S switches were connected to each end of a 10 metre, 26AWG twin-ax copper cable assembly. Data traffic composed of 200 million 1518-byte ICMP echo requests was generated and sent across the cable at a BER of 10-12 or better. Test results confirmed that no data packets were lost.
“Data centres and system and cable manufacturers are all seeking a lower power, lower cost alternative to existing 10G optical and copper solutions for short range data links,” said Stephen King, CEO of Phyworks.
“This independent operability test, from a well respected test house, proves that copper cables can provide another solution at 10G which is better suited to shorter distances than 10GBASE-SR and CX4.”