Rutronik presents FCI’s DensiShield™ High-Speed I/O Links

20 FEBRUARY 2009

FCI has developed the DensiShield™, a high-speed copper I/O solution. It has demonstrated 10Gb/s per channel differential performance using common wire gauges in cable lengths up to 10 meters. The existing DensiShield system supplies 4-channel capability and consequently delivers an aggregate bandwidth of 40 Gb/s. The high-speed I/O solution is available at distributor Rutronik now.
The DensiShield test set up features Broadcom BCM8072 dual-channel transceivers compliant to the IEEE 802.3ap test criterion. The 10Gb/s per channel differential performance can be achieved at 6 meters or less by utilizing 30 AWG cable, at 8 meters or less by utilizing 28 AWG cable and 10 meters or less by utilizing 26 AWG cable. In addition to the 10Gb/s performance, the DensiShield high-density/speed solution has demonstrated performance meeting both the 10GBase-CX4 Ethernet and Infiniband® industry standards. The DensiShield system is also able to accommodate card slot pitch as low as 15mm and achieve a port-to-port centerline of 12.5mm along a card edge. FCI offers a DensiShield header that fits within the uTCA defined packaging profile.

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