A CXP-to-CXP 12X connection option is now available from FCI and joins the company’s existing line of XLerate -12X Series of active optical cable assemblies.

The twelve-channel cable assemblies support signal transmission rates up to 12.5Gb/s per channel, which are capable of reaching a bandwidth of 150Gb/s and a throughput up to 55Gb/s per linear centimetre of panel length. The devices interface supports IEEE802.3ba and Infiniband industry standards.

The active optical cables are ideal for high-density signal transmission seen in critical operations within high-performance computing applications and data centres. They are available in lengths of up to 100 meters and the hot pluggable cable ­connector interface allows for easy installation.

The Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Plenum (OFNP) cable is fire-resistant and its helix construction allows for easy cable routing and bending within and in-between cabinets.

The company offers these CXP-to-CXP active optical cables with a number of options, including input equalisation and angled cable exits.

The devices offer a high channel density per linear board inch whilst the CXP interface provides  low power consumption per Gb of bandwidth.