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  • Mellanox Supports the Open Eye MSA With Long History of Designing Analog Optical Transceiver Electronics
    June 2, 2019  Brad Smith, Director of Marketing, LinkX Cables and Transceivers Summary Early first-generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs had some “issues” causing engineers to resort to using powerful DSPs to clean up the signals in the receiver. Next generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs have improved significantly raising the question, “Do we still […]
  • DesignCon Trade Show – Connecting All the Signaling Dots
    Stop by Booth #120 to see Mellanox 25G and 100Gb/s DAC, AOCs, SR4, PSM4 Cables and Transceivers DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, is the “chippie geek” trade show of the year and you better know how to speak PAM4 fluently this year if you attend. Electronic signaling […]
  • SNIA Webcast on Ethernet Storage Interconnects- Join Us Dec 1, 10AM PST
    2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage So far we have over 600 registered – Don’t miss out! SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association) Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) with participation from Dell, Intel, Mellanox, and Microsoft will present on what’s happening for 2017 on high-speed interconnects.  Mega-trends driving the industry: What’s out there today and what’s on […]
  • Mellanox Demonstrates New 400G DR4 and 200G SR4 Optical Transceivers with High Data Reliability at ECOC’19
    Mellanox is demonstrating new LinkX products as well as showcasing the full line of 100/200/400G cables and optical transceivers at the European Convention for Optical Communications (ECOC) Sept 21st in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s a look at what to expect at our booth: An active DACs, QSA56 port adapters and 400G DR4 transceivers announcement: Active DAC […]
  • Mellanox Introduces 200G InfiniBand H-Cable Active Optical Cables Cross-Connect Splitter
    The Mellanox LinkX Interconnects group introduced a new type of Active Optical Cable (AOC) for 200G HDR (High Data Rate) InfiniBand systems called the “H-Cable”. Named because of its shape that enables cross connecting up to four InfiniBand switches (or ports) together using – a single cable! These unique active optical cables enable saving considerable […]
  • Mellanox LinkX at OFC19 – 100 and 200/400G Cables and Transceivers
    The Optical Fiber Conference was in San Diego Mar 4-7th with 16,000+ attendees and 700 booths. OFC is LinkX’s biggest show of the year as it focuses on future products and was all about 200G/400G using with 50G PAM4 modulation. The Mellanox LinkX team showed an incredible 6 live demonstrations! 400G DR4 – 500m single-mode transceiver […]
  • Mellanox 200G Cables and Transceivers, LinkX, Debuts at OCP
    The First Showing of 200G End-to-End Interconnects Mellanox showed the LinkX 200G Cables and Transceivers Display at Open Compute Project in March in San Jose, CA.  LinkX is always a crowd pleaser and constant source of people taking pictures – especially the 100G and 200G cables and transceivers that were on display.  OCP was the […]
  • Ixia, a Keysight Business, & Mellanox Demonstrate Live Traffic 200G Transceivers & 400G DAC Cables
    Ixia, a Keysight Business, and Mellanox demonstrated together new high-speed products 400G DAC Cables and the AresONE Ethernet at the European Convention for Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome last month. Mellanox Demonstrates 400G DAC Cables at ECOC We demonstrated our new 200Gb/s SR4 multi-mode Ethernet transceiver (orange cable in the photo above) which is also […]
  • Mellanox Wins CIOE Trade Show Technology Innovation Award for 200Gb/s Cables and Transceivers 
    Mellanox won the Technology Innovation Award at the CIOE 2018 China International Optoelectronic Exposition, in Shenzhen, China last week for our innovations in high-speed interconnect product technologies and achievements of beginning shipments of next-generation 200Gb/s Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach copper cables (DAC). While many companies are out […]
  • See Mellanox LinkX™ on Display at 2 of the 3 Biggest Interconnect Shows of the Year
    ECOC 2018 conference September 24-26, Rome, Italy, booth 432. CIOE 2018 China International Optoelectronic Exposition, Shenzhen, China, September 5-8 booth 1A22-1 Mellanox will showcase the complete LinkX™ product line of 100G, 200G and 400G cables and transceivers products.  We will be showcasing live demos of our 200G SR4 QSFP56 PAM4 transceiver and DAC cables and […]
  • New Low-Loss DAC Cables Enables Reduced FEC and Low Switch Latency for Server Links
    Offering improved shielding, it significantly reduces the 25G signal losses in the cable. This delivers several key benefits: Swapping the Forward Error Correction (FEC) RS-FEC algorithm in the switch to a low-latency FireCode (BASE-R) FEC saving approximately 30% latency or manually turning off FEC entirely saving upward of 100- 120ns latency in each direction. Use […]
  • Mellanox Announces Linking over One Million 100Gb/s Ports!
    Mellanox, a leading supplier of optical transceivers and high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its volume shipments of LinkX-brand of optical transceivers, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs), have surpassed the one million 100Gb/s QSFP28 ports milestone linking switches and network adapter together. […]
  • First Showing of Mellanox 400G SR8 OSFP Transceiver
    In the Mellanox booth, we showed a static demo of our new 400G SR8 transceiver. 400G OSFP SR8 Multi-Mode Transceiver Using two 200G SR4s integrated onto a single PCB and optical connector, Mellanox showed a 400G SR8 transceiver in the large OSFP form-factor – Octal Small Form-factor Plug. This design uses the 16-fiber, MPO-16 optical […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Live Demo of 200G SR4 Extremely low BER
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed a live demonstration of our new 200G SR4 QSFP56 VCSEL-based transceiver and associated AOCs and splitters. This is a photo of our booth demo […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live Demo 3-meter 200G & 400G DAC Cables
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference, was in San Diego, CA March 13 to 15 with attendance of about 15,000 people. In the Mellanox booth, we showed live demonstrations of our 200G and 400G Direct Attached Copper (DAC) interconnect product line. In this section of the booth […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live & Static Demos 100G, 200G, 400G DAC and AOC Cables and Transceivers
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed our full line of 25G NRZ-based 25/50/100G DAC and AOC cables including multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers both in a static display and operating […]
  • Introducing the DynamiX QSA™ Family of Port Adapters
    The DynamiX QSATM family of port adapters is the answer to many Data Center professional’s prayers because it resolves the systems linking issues between different line rates and different form-factors used in switches and network adapters such as SFP and QSFP. In addition, it is inexpensive and a life saver in many system upgrade applications. […]
  • Download Free LinkX Ebook on DAC, AOCs and Transceivers for High-Speed Data Centers
    What’s New? Mellanox has introduced a new ebook that describes the latest developments in Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and both multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers for use in modern high-speed data centers. With 33 pages of descriptive text and diagrams, this ebook is a must-read for anyone involved in high-speed […]
  • Mellanox Showcases 100G CPRI Transceiver, Optical Engines and Silicon Photonics Wafers at ECOC and CIOE
    With networks and data centers all going wireless and into the clouds, Mellanox is announcing the volume production of a new 96G/100Gb/s SR4 multi-mode 4-channel transceiver with one of the top worldwide wireless infrastructure suppliers. The solution features an extended temperature range for supporting outside plant optical front haul links in the Fifth Generation of […]
  • Mellanox Announces 100G CPRI Transceiver and Accelink PSM4 Optical Engine Partnership
    On display at Two Big Tradeshows CIOE & ECOC Mellanox is showcasing its LinkX cables and transceivers, with ConnectX adapters and Ethernet and InfiniBand switches at the September CIOE and ECOC trade shows.  ECOC and CIOE are the two biggest interconnect events of the year besides the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in March. CIOE: China […]
  • Why So Many Types of High-speed Interconnects?
    Rationale behind the myriad of different interconnect technologies and products Creating high-speed interconnect links between servers and storage, switches and routers involves many different types of technologies in order to minimize the cost involved. With large data centers buying tens of thousands of devices, costs add up quickly. A 3-meter long DAC cable is priced […]
  • Mellanox LinkX™ Cables Connect the Scientific & Engineering Community
    As many know, the circumference of the earth is 40,075 km. Doing the math, we start with the fact that Mellanox has shipped over 2 million copper DAC cables to-date. As the length of wire in 2 million cables is 144,000 km, that is essentially enough to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times […]
  • SFP-DD – Next Generation SFP Module to Support 100G
    New transceiver MSA form-factor enables doubling the SFP bandwidth and supporting fast line rates while maintaining SFP backwards compatibility. Recently, a group of industry suppliers gathered to form a new transceiver module form-factor or Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The agreement aims to foster the development of the next generation of SFP form-factor used in DAC and […]
  • QSA Adapters Get Even Better at 25Gb/s
    QSA solves problems linking different port sizes and speeds equipment together Problems: You have a 4-channel QSFP port on a switch or network adapter but you’ve got a single-channel subsystem that uses SFP and you want to connect older equipment, storage or a 10G device. Or you have a new shiny 25Gb/s-based Spectrum switch or […]
  • 100G PSM4: The Most Configurable & Lowest-Cost Single-Mode Transceiver Available
    Single-mode transceivers now priced for high-volume data center use Parallel Single Mode 4-channel (PSM4) is a type of single-mode transceiver that uses a parallel fiber design for reaches from up to 2 km and for reaches beyond the limits of 100-meter Short Reach 4-channel (SR4) multi-mode transceivers. PSM4s will be the transceiver that enables single-mode […]
  • Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers
    Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]
  • AOCs – Active Optical Cables Why are 2 transceivers and fibers priced less than one connectorized transceiver?
    This blog is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Mellanox’s high-speed interconnect products. My first blog covered Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables which are the least expensive way to create a high-speed 25G/50G/100Gb/s interconnect, but have a maximum reach of about 3-5 meters. Active Optical Cables (AOCs) pick it up from there and can reach up to 100-200 meters and are the least expensive, optical links available. Widely used in HPCs and more recently became popular in hyperscale. enterprise and storage systems.
  • Mellanox Launches 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand AOC and DAC LinkX® Cables
    Just when you started to get familiar with 100Gb/s EDR–along comes 200Gb/s HDR doubling the bandwidth Quick Summary Last week at the HPC supercomputer conference SC’16 in Salt Lake City Utah, Mellanox announced its 40-port, 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand line of Quantum-based switches and dual-port ConnectX®-6 host bus adapters. To link them all together, we also […]
  • 16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage
    Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]
  • CIOE: Big Asia Conference; Massive Attendance
    Mellanox Debuts 25G AOCs and SR SFP28 Transceivers September hosted the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen, China and had over 60,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems.   Mellanox had a booth with a live demonstration rack in the configuration shown above showcasing 25G SR transceivers and 25G AOCs […]
  • Mellanox LinkX Interconnects at ECOC – Europe’s Biggest Optical Networking Conference
    Mellanox Demonstrates Silicon Photonics PSM4 1550nm with Industry 1310nm Transceivers Interoperating over 2 Km Single-mode fiber September was a big month for LinkX cables and transceivers interconnect displays at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Dusseldorf, Germany.  EOCO had more than 5,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems and […]
  • Introducing The New LinkX Mini-Website!
    Mellanox’s LinkX® team  has completely remodeled the cables, transceivers and IC Interconnect portion of the Mellanox website. We’ve simplified 175 different individual product Sku’s into an easy-to-read and quick-to-find selection guide – complete with updated pictures and other content.  It is much simpler and easier to navigate and only 3-4 clicks, start to finish, and […]