Showing posts with label PoE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PoE. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aquantia Brings Multi-Gigabit over Copper Backhaul to Small Cells

Aquantia, which is the leading supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs for copper connectivity in data centers, is bringing its technology to mobile infrastructure, including in-building C-RAN architectures that rely on Remote Radio Unit (RRU) sending the digitized RF spectrum to a centralized Baseband Unit (BBU) for processing.

Aquantia's new AQcell product line is designed to transport digitized cellular data at multi-Gigabit per second rates over 200-meters of copper cable, while also providing Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. The company is introducing a single-port (AQC105) and quad-port (AQC405) configurations, both implemented in 28nm.

“Small cell deployments are witnessing high growth as service providers cope with greater volumes of indoor cellular network traffic,” said Faraj Aalaei, President and CEO of Aquantia. “AQcell was designed specifically to accelerate small cell growth by enabling a highly scalable front-haul transport solution. It removes significant barriers to entry for next generation equipment and by doing so, service providers can enjoy greater network coverage and better service quality.”

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brocade Develops Compact PoE Switch for the Federal Market

Brocade introduced a campus switch meeting the security, certification and supply-chain procurement requirements for the U.S. federal market and public sector agencies.

The Brocade ICX 6450-C Switch, which supports the simplification and automation provided by the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture, is specifically designed for U.S. Federal agencies and public sector organizations.

Some highlights:

  • Small, fan-less and completely silent.
  • Can be deployed outside the wiring closet without interfering with work activity in areas.
  • Runs the same software as the rest of the Brocade ICX and Brocade FCX switch families.
  • Enterprise-class CLI and management features for full functionality, enabling advanced management through Brocade Network Advisor.
  • Offers Layer 3 dynamic routing with GRE tunnel support
  • Using Power over Ethernet (PoE) is can be powered by powered by an upstream switch.
  • Manufactured in the US to meet federal regulations. 
  • 12 × 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports
  • 4 × 1 GbE Uplinks (2x RJ45 + 2x SFP)
  • 4 × PoE/PoE+ ports
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) hardware-ready
  • sFlow-enabled for high-performance network monitoring
  • List pricing of the Brocade ICX 6450-C Switch is $1595 with the first customer shipment on October 11, 2013 and general availability on October 31,2013.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Omnitron Integrates Power-over-Ethernet into Carrier Ethernet NID

Omnitron Systems introduced a Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 Network Interface Device that integrates up to 60W Power over Ethernet (PoE) to directly power small cell equipment.

Omnitron said that by integrating CE 2.0 demarcation and PoE functions into a compact device, it can simplify small cell deployments by eliminating the need for power wiring to the cell or, alternatively, the usage of midspan power equipment.

“Complexity, power requirements and high backhaul equipment cost, have been critical factors slowing down small cell deployments,” said Rammy Bahalul, Omnitron Vice President of Marketing. “The compact yet highly-integrated GM4-PoE now enables Service Providers to reduce installation complexity, simplify power delivery to the small cell and achieve the target cost structure required to accelerate small cell deployments.”    

GM4-PoE NIDs are available in two PoE basic models; GM4-PoE+ and GM4-HPoE. Both models support the 802.3af PoE (15.4W) and 802.3at PoE+ (25.5W) standards per port, while the GM4-HPoE models also provide up to 60W of power per port.  The GM4-PoE NIDs are available with full PoE power on up to four RJ-45 ports, and feature up to two SFP fiber ports that support G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching to enable resilient ring configurations.