Feedsee Networking : 10G Switches : Dense 10GBASE-T reference design
Fulcrum and Solarflare have collaborated on a new 10GBASE-T switch reference design. The new 10G Ethernet switch platform combines Solarflare's 10Xpress 10GBASE-T physical layer PHY technology with Fulcrum's FocalPoint FM2224 24-port, low-latency Ethernet switch chip to create a 1U-high switch that features 20 10GBASE-T ports and four XFPs. The fully functional platform enables OEMs to enter the market with performance, integration, latency, and 10GBASE-T standards compliance (100-meter reach over Category 6a or 7 cable). Fulcrum's 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch chip family, features the industry's highest density and performance, lowest latency, and greatest power efficiency for 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching. Solarflare's 10Xpress is the industry's first standards-compliant 10GBASE-T PHY chip, demonstrating distances over 100 meters of Category 6A link in worst-case conditions as mandated by IEEE 802.3an-2006.