Siemon says it has launched a new family of products that serve as a cost-effective and lower-power alternative to optical cables for short reach links in high-speed interconnect applications. According to the company’s news release, the new 10+Gb/s SFP+ products support a wide array of data protocols/interfaces, including 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HCA, 10Gb/s Fibre Channel SAN, 10Gb/s Fibre Channel over Ethernet, as well as other 10Gb/s high performance links.
“Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, announces the release of their new high-performance 10+Gb/s SFP+ Passive Copper cabling product family. These SFP+ copper cable assemblies were developed as a cost-effective and lower-power alternative to optical cables for short reach links in high-speed interconnect applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking and network storage systems. The low latency assemblies support data transfer rates up to 10+ Gb/s per lane, exceeding the stringent electrical SFF-8431 and mechanical SFF-8432 Standards Specifications.”