Credo and Innovium Announce Interoperability of Credo’s 400G Active Ethernet Cables with TERALYNX™ Switch

Credo Semiconductor, a global innovation leader in high performance, low power connectivity solutions for 100G, 200G, and 400G port enabled networks, and Innovium, Inc., a leading provider of networking switch solutions for data centers, today announced the successful interoperability of Credos Active Ethernet Cable (AEC) connectivity solutions with Innoviums industry-leading 12.8Tbps TERALYNX„¢ switch silicon. Interoperability includes support for 400G/200G based QSFP-DD to QSFP-DD, QSFP-DD to 4xQSFP28 and QSFP56 to 2xQSFP28 Active Ethernet Cables. The companies will demonstrate their products live at Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exhibition, to be held March 5-7, 2019 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center.

As customers adopt 400G for data center connectivity, the ability to use AECs to deploy lighter gauge, lighter weight, and superior bend radius solutions that also deliver longer reach for 50G PAM4 technology offers customers a major cost savings for high-bandwidth intra-rack and inter-rack connectivity vs currently-available optical solutions.

The extended reach capability of Credos Active Ethernet Cables enables data center customers to drastically reduce cap-ex by leveraging high radix 12.8Tbps switch solutions from Innovium to span across multiple server-storage racks, said Amit Sanyal, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Innovium. Innovium, the only provider of a low-latency, programmable 12.8Tbps switch silicon in the market, is excited to partner with Credo to announce the successful demonstration of 100-400G interoperability with Credo’s unique portfolio of Active Ethernet Cables.

Credos Active Ethernet Cables in conjunction with innovative 12.8T switch solutions from Innovium are intended to help accelerate the deployment of 400G Data Center infrastructure. In addition to superior cost and power performance, Credo AECs are uniquely capable of providing Gearbox functionality within the cable to increase Data Center architecture flexibility, said Job Lam, Credo Co-Founder and inventor of the AEC. The AECs allow for easy retrofit upgrade paths as the 400G eco-system evolves. The deterministic nature of the solution also eliminates copper variability inherent in Direct Attached Copper Cables (DACs) and insures error free data transfer.

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Credo is a leading provider of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and high-performance computing markets. Credo’s advanced Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) technology delivers the bandwidth scalability and end-to-end signal integrity for next generation platforms requiring single-lane 25G, 50G, and 100G connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and soon to come 800G networks. The company makes its SerDes available in the form of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing on the most advanced processing nodes and with complementary product families focused on extending reach and multiplexing to higher data rates. For more information, please visit: www.credosemi.com.

About Innovium

Innovium is a leading provider of high performance, innovative switching silicon solutions for data centers. Innovium TERALYNX„¢ family delivers software compatible products ranging from 3.2Tbps to 12.8Tbps with unmatched power efficiency, radix, programmability, buffers and low latency. Innovium team members have a highly successful track record in delivering several generations of widely deployed data center products. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Greylock Partners, Walden Riverwood, Capricorn Investment Group, Qualcomm Ventures, S-Cubed Capital and Redline Capital. For more information, please visit: www.innovium.com.

Jen Peckham
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