W2W Extends EDGE™ Cable Fabric Family with QSFP28 Direct Attached Cable

Data Center Connectivity Over Copper Offering Increases Data Rates, and Reduces Latency, Energy Consumption and Cost

MILPITAS, Calif., September 10, 2016 – Wave2Wave Solution, the leader and innovator that connects key network elements in the world’s largest data centers, today announced that it has expanded its EDGE™ cable fabric family with the addition of QSFP28 copper-based, direct attached cables (DAC). With this addition, the EDGE cable fabric family now supports a broad set of data rates to meet data center infrastructure needs.

EDGE is an innovative cabling solution to build a network fabric for spine-and-leaf, data center infrastructure, and server rack-and-stack applications. It simplifies infrastructure design and purchasing as it allows for all needed items to be purchased within a single family enabling businesses to standardize their cable infrastructure and testing across all systems. The QSFP28 DAC offering supports higher data rates – now up to 100Gbp/s – with near-zero wire speed latency and no power consumption, reducing data center energy use, CAPEX and OPEX. These offerings are ideal for applications including fiber channel over Ethernet; data storage; and data center, storage area, telecommunications and enterprise networks.

“The newest addition to the EDGE cable fabric family, QSFP28 DAC, cuts down time to deployment in the data center significantly,” said David Wang, founder and chief executive officer of Wave2Wave. “With these turn-key offerings, operators and integrators can build a spine-and-leaf cluster or a server rack with hundreds of cables within an hour – an undertaking that would typically take days to build otherwise.”

Features of the QSFP28 DAC offering include:

Four-channel, full duplex passive copper cable transceiverUp to 25 Gbp/s per channel, maximum aggregate data rate of 100 Gbp/sConforms to SFF-8665IEEE 802.3bg 100 GEBASE-CR4Copper link length up to 3 metersPower supply of +3.3VLow crosstalkI2C-based two-wire serial interface for EEPROM signature that can be customized Operating temperature of 0-70 degrees Celsius

About Wave2Wave Solution

Founded in 2003, Wave2Wave Solution has operations in Silicon Valley, Ireland, Israel and China. Wave2Wave serves worldwide customers directly and through channel partners. With connectivity as the key focus, Wave2Wave does business in three market segments, including board-level optical interconnect and silicon photonics, data center infrastructure cabling, and robotic optical switching.

EVO®, EXO®, KITE®, ROME®, RÉVOL™, WIRE™, FIRE™, Slack ZERO™ and EDGE™ are Wave2Wave product families and brandings.