Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bel Fuse Teams with Teranetics, Packing 48 10GBASE-T in 1RU

Teranetics, a start-up specializing in high performance Ethernet silicon, and Bel Fuse introduced a high-density 10GBASE-T solution that enables switch manufacturers to design up to 48 RJ-45 ports into a single rack unit. The joint solution showcases Bel's G08-8NNR-031 2x4 MagJack connector along with the recently dual-port 10GBASE-T PHY IC from Teranetics.

The Teranetics TN2022 features multi-rate capabilities, consuming only six watts of power per port at the full 10 Gigabit rate, and operates at cable lengths exceeding one hundred meters. Bel's G08-8NNR-031 MagJack connector delivers the highest density with its double stack, eight-port format, while supporting Ethernet signal transmission at 10GBASE-T data rates
and distances.


  • In February 2008, Teranetics announced $25 million in a private equity financing. Participants in the financing included all of Teranetics existing investors as well as strategic partner LSI Corporation (LSI). The company specializes in 10GBASE-T Ethernet commercialization.

  • Teranetics is headed by Matt Rhodes (CEO), who previously was the President of Conexant Systems, where he was responsible for the marketing, engineering and operations of a communication IC business of nearly $1 billion annually. The company was co-founded by Sanjay Kasturia (formerly co-founded Airgo Networks, now a part of Qualcomm), Rahul Chopra (formerly with Iospan Wireless, now a part of Intel), and Jose Tellado (formerly a founder of Iospan Wireless).

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