Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (Spectra7 or the Company), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, demonstrated that it has achieved robust error free performance with Mellanox ConnectX-5 network adapters configured for Ethernet low latency CA-N transmission. The demonstration included Spectra7 enabled active copper cables (ACCs) up to 5m in length, which is more than double the length of passive direct attach cables (DACs) that are available for these demanding applications.
Currently, only DAC cables with a maximum length of approximately 2m can achieve the CA-N specification and requirements. Longer DAC cables require Forward Error Corrections (FEC) which increases the latency by up to 120ns per connection in each direction.
The IEEE 100G CA-N specification was created to enable the lowest latency server-to-server connections for demanding deep learning and artificial intelligence applications. For the first time, these connections can now span multiple racks, enabling larger radix switches and more efficient and faster computations.
“Mellanox is a market leader in high performance networking,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “Demonstrating this benchmark on their equipment is a significant achievement and will accelerate adoption of our technology in this rapidly growing market.”
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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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