New data cable solution supports Open19 initiative

New data cable solution supports Open19 initiative

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By eeNews Europe

Through partner participation and contributions, the Open19 Foundation is working to achieve a lower cost per rack, lower cost per server, and optimized power utilization in an adoptable, economical and customizable open standard to fit any 19” rack environment for server, storage and networking.

The new cable solution drives traffic within the rack between switch and server delivering superior signal integrity and density. Impel and Impel Plus Backplane Connectors and Customized Cables provide a scalable price and performance path to meet today’s data rates and future data-rate enhancements. The Molex Impel footprint and interface can drive speeds that achieve 40 Gbps NRZ with the ability to reach 50 Gbps NRZ and 50 Gbps PAM-4 while maintaining the same footprint—allowing for drop-in replacement with existing architecture. A staggered mating interfaces lowers mating force and reduce operator assembly fatigue. Data integrity is enhanced because the cables are fully shielded through the mating surface, minimizing crosstalk. With 2 through 6 pair backplane connectors, designers of server rooms, data centers and storage systems have greater flexibility and a quicker time to market. Driving the density and speeds required to support next-generation 100 Gbps data center deployment, the customized Impel-based Open19 cable allows 100 Gbps connection of up to 48 servers to one Open19 switch. The plug-and-play solution aligns with standard 19” rack deployment and allows quick upgrade of legacy hardware.

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