Showing posts with label Aquantia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aquantia. Show all posts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NBASE-T Alliance Pitches 2.5 and 5 GigE over Existing Copper Cables

A new NBASE-T Alliance has been established to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GE and 5GE) technology for enterprise network infrastructure. Founding members include Cisco, Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx.

NBASE-T Alliance aims to advance multi-gigabit Ethernet technology that enables faster data rates on existing enterprise cabling originally designed for 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) technology.

Most enterprise campus networks use Category 5e (Cat5e) and Category 6 (Cat6) twisted-pair copper cables, which do not support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) up to 100 meters.  This points to the need for for intermediate rates between 1 and 10 Gigabit over existing cables.

Chris Spain, vice president of product management, Cisco, said, “The NBASE-T alliance is addressing one of the top networking challenges of today – speed in the access layer. The industry is moving to the next generation of 802.11ac – Wave 2 with theoretical data rates of up to 6.9 Gbps and actual aggregated bandwidth of up to 5 Gbps; a 1 Gbps link between the access point and switch is not sufficient. Our mission in working with the Alliance members is to provide customers with innovative technology to increase network speed without the need to upgrade the cabling infrastructure.”

Kamal Dalmia, vice president sales and marketing, Aquantia, said, “The advent of 802.11ac wave 2 has created a unique opportunity for the formation of the NBASE-T Alliance, a strong and unique group of industry leaders gathered to bring multi-Gigabit rates solutions over legacy copper cables.” Dalmia added “We’re proud to be part of the NBASE-T Alliance and are looking forward to working closely with a growing base of supporters in the market.”

http://www.nbaset.org/


Monday, October 20, 2014

Vitesse and Aquantia Deliver 2.5G Ethernet Switch for Enterprise Wi-Fi

Vitesse Semiconductor and Aquantia announced a unique 2.5G Ethernet switch solution, reference design and software integration to accelerate Wave 2 802.11ac network deployments over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure.

Aquantia is the leading supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs used for high-speed copper connectivity in data centers.

Wave 2 802.11ac drives access point backhaul bandwidth above 1G, compelling Enterprises to find ways to enable multi-Gigabit bandwidth over existing network cabling.
While using 10G uplinks is a possibility, it requires enterprises to install a new cabling infrastructure.

The new turnkey 2.5G Vitesse-Aquantia solution, enables Wave 2 802.11ac access points to be connected over existing enterprise networks.  The joint solution is based on Vitesse’s latest generation SparX-IV Enterprise Ethernet switch family, SMBStaX™ protocol stack and Aquantia’s recently announced AQRate 2.5G and 5G Ethernet PHY devices.

“Vitesse’s SparX-IV Enterprise Ethernet switches complement our recently unveiled AQrate products, and our AQR405 high-density quad-port in particular,” said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of sales and marketing at Aquantia. “This turnkey solution is a key piece of the 802.11ac ecosystem. We anticipate a fast adoption of the 2.5G rate in Enterprise and mobile infrastructure by OEMs and ODMs.”

“The industry needs a turnkey 2.5G solution like this to catalyze massive and fairly immediate Enterprise bandwidth network upgrades over legacy cabling,” said Larry O’Connell, product marketing director at Vitesse. “The joint Vitesse-Aquantia solution addresses a significant market gap between today’s Gigabit and 10G options, delivering major capex and opex advantages to Enterprises coping with burgeoning wireless traffic network demands.”

http://www.aquantia.com
http://www.vitesse.com


Monday, March 17, 2014

Aquantia Raises $16 Million for its 10GigE Chips

Aquantia, a start-up specializing in 10Gigabit Ethernet ICs, raised $16 million in series G financing, including support from Xilinx.

Aquantia, which is based in Milpitas, California, recently announced a low-power, 28 nanometer generation of 10GBASE-T silicon that promises to further the penetration of the technology in cloud service providers and corporate data centers.

“The team at Aquantia has had a phenomenal track record establishing itself as the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for data center and cloud providers,” said Krishna Rangasayee, senior vice president and general manager of Market Segments and the Communications Business Unit at Xilinx. “We’re excited to be part of their venture as a new investor.”

“This is what pre-IPO companies dream of; a strong technology play that delivers successive generations of very large revenue opportunities,” said Faraj Aalaei, president and CEO of Aquantia. “We have the technology and market leadership, the strong support of our investors, and are now proudly adding Xilinx to the list of our backers. Everything is aligned for a successful expansion of our business.”

http://www.aquantia.com