Oct 31, 2023
MaxLinear, JPC Connectivity partner to build active electrical cables using keystone PAM4 DSP
MaxLinear, Inc ., a provider of connectivity solutions for hyperscale
MaxLinear, Inc., a provider of connectivity solutions for hyperscale datacentres, has announced a partnership with JPC Connectivity to produce active electrical cables using MaxLinear's 5nm keystone PAM4 DSP. The chip-embedded cables are a key component in ensuring maximum data transfer speeds in hyperscale datacentres. JPC Connectivity will demonstrate the new cables at Computex 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan from May 30 – June 2.
JPC Connectivity's new 800G active electrical cables will be powered by MaxLinear's 5nm PAM4 DSPs, which leverage the advantages of 5nm CMOS technology to address the critical needs for low power, highly integrated, high performance interconnect solutions in next generation hyperscale cloud networks. Used in active electrical cables, MaxLinear's Keystone can yield up to a 40% power saving over competitor solutions.
"We’re excited to partner with JPC Connectivity on these new active optical cables," says Drew Guckenberger, vice president of high speed interconnect at MaxLinear. "Our Keystone DSPs offer a significant power advantage in this type of application, which is increasingly becoming a critical factor with hyperscale data centres."
One of the technologies in the IT infrastructure space, hyperscale datacentres offer computing, networking, and storage solutions to the enterprise market. The global hyperscale datacentre market was valued at $59.0 billion (€55.08 billion) in 2020, and is projected to reach $585.0 billion (€546.14 billion) by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 25.9% from 2021 to 2030, according to Allied Market Research. Sitting at the heart of the performance of these datacentres are active electrical cables, connecting individual servers together to form blocks and transferring huge amounts of data. The cable market mirrors the growth of data centres. The high-speed electrical market which includes active optical cables, direct attach copper cables, fibre optics cables, and others is expected to grow to $17.1 billion (€15.96 billion) by 2028, up from $10.7 billion (€9.99 billion) in 2021 according to a market forecast report from The Insight Partners.
"Our new 800G cables using the low power, high performance Keystone DSP is designed to meet the market's need for next-gen interconnect solutions as datacentres transition from passive DAC cables," says Jessica Chang CEO at JPC Connectivity. "We are happy to have MaxLinear as a partner for this innovative new product."
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