Successful demo of 25 Gb/s data transmission announced
Feb 03, 2005
Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs and FCI have announced the successful demonstration of 25 Gb/s data transmission over an electrical backplane using a Bell Labs-developed new signaling architecture and FCI's AirMax VS connector system.
This is more than twice the highest transmission rates that have been demonstrated to date over electrical backplanes and is a significant step towards achieving 100 Gb/s Ethernet (4 x 25 Gb/s) over electrical backplanes.
"100Gb/Ethernet over electrical backplanes is important because it will allow us to further scale today's data networks to support future high bandwidth applications such as fast movie downloads, telemedicine and military communications," said Martin Zirngibl, director, Photonic Networks Research, Bell Labs.
"We are extremely pleased that our AirMax VS backplane Connector system turned out to be an enabler of this ultra-high speed technology," said John Burkett, FCI Product Manager. "While the flexibility and cost of AirMax VS has made it a winner at 2, 3 and 6 Gb/s, it is the connector's superior electrical performance that makes it the most attractive choice - and sometimes the only choice - at 10Gb/s and above."