Luxtera Introduces 40G Optical Active Cable

Luxtera Inc., the world leader in Silicon Photonics, today announced the industry’s first 40 Gigabit optical active cable (OAC), Blazar, which is also the world’s first CMOS Photonics product. Blazar combines the benefits of optical modules and copper cables to cost-effectively deliver high bandwidth interconnect. By utilizing CMOS Photonics technology in its first commercial product, Luxtera breaks traditional optical interconnect cost-barriers by providing a 40G solution at 20G pricing.
The target markets for Blazar are High Performance Computing InfiniBand and 40G proprietary rack to rack interconnect applications. With support for Quad Data Rate (QDR), Blazar’s 40G bandwidth and extended reach of up to 300 meters overcomes the speed and range barriers that have limited InfiniBand applications to small computer clusters. This enables InfiniBand to become a ubiquitous datacenter interconnect for a wide range of applications that demand higher capacity and performance. Full Story


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