Data center

Cabling solutions for data centers

Digitalization is constantly pushing the data rates upwards. Excellent availability, reduced energy consumption and high packing density are the first priorities in modern data centers.

In terms of cabling, this means a steady demand for ever high-performant, energy efficient and thin cables transmitting 800 G and more over longest possible transmission lengths.

Our offering of high speed interconnects for switches, routers and storage systems in data centers comprises passive copper cables (DACs), active copper cables (ACCs) and active optical cables (AOCs) for SFP, QSFP, QSFP-DD and OSFP form factors. Our DACs are ideally applicable as interswitch connections with up to 7 m (23 ft) while our ACCs extend transmission lengths up to 10 m (32 ft). All our copper interconnects are built with superior ParaLink® copper cables, which provide best in class SI performance at small diameters. Our AOCs are the ideal solution for long link lenths greater than 10 m (32 ft) and stand out due to extremely low power consumption compared to industry average.

Our standard and special point to point and breakout high speed cables form the safety net for Next Gen data centers, which are ready for digitalization.

Testing adapters for data centers

To build up a new data center or data center extension in an existing network Passive and active loopbacks

For testing applications

To diagnose networking problem

Provide a simple and effective means of network capabilities

Plug used to test physical ports to identify network issues

It provides system test engineers a simple but effective way of testing the transmission capability and receiver sensitivity of network equipment. In a word, it is a connection device that is plugged into a port to perform a loopback test. There are loopback plugs for many different ports, including serial ports, Ethernet ports, and WAN connections.

Fiber loopback cable is often utilized to check whether the transceiver module is working perfectly as designed. As we all know, transceiver module has two ports, a transmitter port and a receiver port. The former one is to send out laser signals and the latter is to receive signals. When performing the loopback test, the fiber loopback cable can be directly plugged into the output and input port of transceiver module respectively (the ports at the ends of the connection must be compatible). Thus, during the testing process, the loopback cable directly routes the laser signal from the transmitter port back to the receiver port. Then we can compare the transmitted pattern with the received pattern to troubleshoot a defective node in the network. Fiber optic loopback testing is the easiest way to ensure that the transceiver works faultlessly.

All in all, loopback cables play an important role in troubleshooting in laboratories and manufacturing environments. They facilitate the testing of simple networking issues and are available at very low costs.

 


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