Download Free LinkX Ebook on DAC, AOCs and Transceivers for High-Speed Data Centers


What’s New?

Mellanox has introduced a new ebook that describes the latest developments in Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and both multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers for use in modern high-speed data centers. With 33 pages of descriptive text and diagrams, this ebook is a must-read for anyone involved in high-speed networking.

The new Mellanox ebook tries to simplify all the various buzz-words and acronyms and boil it all down to simple-to-understand concepts. It is designed as a quick-read, is blessedly equation free and includes a variety of artwork and photos to make complex issues more understandable and visually interesting.

With a focus on the latest 25Gb/s line rates, the ebook examines the latest copper and optical interconnect technologies for linking top-of-rack, leaf, and spine switches to servers, storage and network appliances using network adapters. These system design techniques have been recently adopted by many hyperscale data center builders and the techniques they are using are rippling throughout the data center industry, migrating to small and large enterprise data centers, and even new telecom data centers as they represent the most cost-effective high-speed interconnect solutions available.

The ebook focuses on the SFP28 and QSFP28 form-factors and interconnect reaches from 0.5 meters to 10 km in both copper and optics which covers the majority of data center links.

About Mellanox & LinkX

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of both Ethernet and InfiniBand switches, network adapters, cables and transceivers for 10G/40G and 25G/100G systems. Mellanox is one of the few companies that designs and builds switching systems, adapters, cables and transceivers including the silicon and offers complete “end-to-end” interconnect solutions for modern data center servers and storage systems.

In addition to manufacturing complete network switches, network adapters, cables and transceivers, Mellanox also designs its own switch and network adapter CMOS silicon ICs, BiCMOS transceiver ICs and Silicon Photonics technologies.

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Sign up for free ebook download here: LinkX Cables and Transceivers ebook

LinkX is the Mellanox trademark and name for its cables and transceivers product line

About Brad Smith

Brad is the Director of Marketing at Mellanox, based in Silicon Valley for the LinkX cables and transceivers business focusing on hyperscale, Web 2.0, enterprise, storage and telco markets. Recently, Brad was Product Line Manager for Intel’s Silicon Photonics group for CWDM4/CLR4 and QSFP28 product lines and ran the 100G CLR4 Alliance. Director of Marketing & BusDev at OpSIS MPW Silicon Photonics foundry. President/COO of LuxSonar Semiconductors ( Cirrus Logic) and co-founder & Director of Product Marketing of NexGen, a X86-compatible CPU company sold to AMD - now the X86 product line. Brad also has ~15 years in technology market research as Vice president of the Computer Systems group at Dataquest/Gartner; VP/Chief Analyst at RHK and Light Counting networking research firms. Brad started his career at Digital Equipment near Boston with the VAX 11/780 and has served as CEO, president/COO and on the board-of-directors of three start-up companies. Brad has a BSEE degree from the University of Massachusetts; MBA from University of Phoenix and holds 2 optical patents

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