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Spectra7, Broadcom to demonstrate 200Gbps server connectivity

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that it will be demonstrating 100Gbps server connectivity with Broadcom at this year’s annual DesignCon Conference Exhibition being held in Santa Clara, CA from April 6-7, 2022. The Company will be demonstrating Active Copper Cables from cable partners Amphenol and Luxshare with Broadcom’s TD4-X9 switch and Broadcom’s BCM957508-P2100G Network Interface Card (NIC).

The global Ethernet adapter NIC market was valued at US$1.77 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach US$16.30 billion by 2027, registering a compound annual growth rate of 33.50% from 2020 to 2027. Major cloud service providers are upgrading server connectivity to 100 and 200 Gbps port speeds in conjunction with network upgrades. These NICs are used in servers by hyperscalers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Tencent, and Alibaba.

As servers adopt higher bandwidth ports that utilize 56Gbps PAM4 signaling, passive cables cannot serve all lengths needed. Instead of deploying optical interconnects that are much higher power and more costly, operators are looking to Active Copper Cables (ACCs) to serve this growing need. The use of 56G PAM4 signaling is growing significantly for Hyperscale interconnects. Total 56G PAM4 interfaces are expected to increase 3X between 2021 and 2024 to 158M interface shipments.

DesignCon is the premier high-speed interconnect and system design conference attended by engineers from around the world.

CT Bureau

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