16 November 2011

Finisar launches Quadwire FDR active optical cable

Fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has announced the commercial availability of its Quadwire FDR active optical cable, which provides high-bandwidth performance with four lanes at 14Gb/s per lane in a standard QSFP+ form factor and is suited to InfiniBand 4xFDR and 4x16x Fibre Channel applications. In booth 2634 at the 24th annual Supercomputing Conference (SC’11) in Seattle, WA, USA this week, Finisar is providing a live demonstration of its Quadwire FDR cable.

As the speed of supercomputing clusters continues to accelerate, the high-performance computing (HPC) and data-center markets demand higher-speed interconnections to support the increasing bandwidth needs. Finisar says that FDR active optical cables use 14Gb/s vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology to provide this next level of data throughput, and that they are compact, lightweight and flexible to support very high-density deployments.

“The commercial availability of our Quadwire FDR cable illustrates our strong commitment to providing leading InfiniBand cable technology in the growing HPC and Datacenter markets,” says product line manager Steffen Koehler. “Leveraging our unmatched expertise and vertical integration in optics technology, we provide active optical cable solutions that address bandwidth and link-distance challenges that cannot be supported by existing copper cables,” he adds.

At SC’11, Finisar is also displaying its complete family of active cables, including Laserwire for 10GbE, Quadwire for 40GbE and InfiniBand QDR, and C.wire for 100GbE and InfiniBand QDR.

Tags: Finisar AOCs

Visit: www.finisar.com/cables

See Latest IssueRSS Feed