Analog semiconductor products provider Spectra7 Microsystems announced that Tencent demonstrated 200Gbps and 400Gbps Active Copper Cables enabled by Spectra7’s technology at China’s Open Data Center Committee conference in Beijing. Tencent also completed the qualification of 200Gbps Spectra7 enabled cables. The company also announced that it has begun an initial trial run network deployment. Tencent is currently using Spectra7 enabled ACC cables for the 25Gbps server interconnect.
From 25 Gbps to 200 Gbps
In the demonstration, Tencent showed a Spectra7 enabled ACC splitter cable connecting from a 200Gbps top-of-rack switch port to 2 separate servers with 100Gbps ports and the signaling in the cable was 50Gbps PAM4. According to the announcement, this architecture is being widely planned in China for next-generation deployments. The company also demonstrated a 400Gbps QSFP-DD PAM4 Spectra7 based ACC.