Monday, July 6, 2009

Solarflare and Bel Fuse Partner for High-Density 10GBASE-T

Solarflare Communications and Bel Fuse have qualified Bel 1X1 integrated magnetics module (MagJack) with Solarflare's 10Xpress 10GBASE-T PHY. The companies said their joint solution provides superior insertion loss, return loss and crosstalk performance across 100 meters of Category 6A UTP copper Ethernet cabling. This will enable optimal network performance and reliability on high-density 24 port 10GBASE-T switches that are forthcoming from multiple OEMs in USA and Asia.

Bel's 10GBASE-T LAN magnetics modules are offered to address the transmission standards of 10GbE data over copper LANs. Notably meeting the IEEE 802.3an requirements for operation over 100 meters on CAT6A/CAT7 cabling, the SMT series is qualified with leading IC manufacturers' 10GBASE-T transceivers. The MagJackproducts include a comprehensive line of single and multi-port RJ-45 connectors with integrated magnetics for 10/100/1000Base-T applications. All 10GbE connector products are designed to meet current performance standards including Category 6 regulations for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications.

  • Solarflare Communications is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a development center in Cambridge, UK, and has announced relationships with Accton, Citrix, CommScope, Delta Networks Inc., Panduit, SMC Networks and VMware.

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