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September 15, 2008

Bel Fuse and Teranetics Deliver 10GBASE-T Solution

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Teranetics, a provider of high performance Ethernet solutions, and Bel Fuse (News - Alert) have announced the industry’s highest density 10GBASE-T solution. Enabling switch manufacturers to design up to 48 RJ-45 ports into a single rack unit.
The joint solution showcases Bel’s G08-8NNR-031 2x4 MagJack connector along with the recently introduced TN2022, dual-port 10GBASE-T PHY IC from Teranetics (News - Alert).
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can use the new solution to design systems that deliver 10 times more bandwidth at nearly one-third of the cost of, and in the same rack space as existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet systems.
Featuring multi-rate capabilities, the Teranetics TN2022 consumes only six watts of power per port at the full 10 Gigabit rate, and operates at cable lengths exceeding one hundred meters.
Bel Fuse claims that their G08-8NNR-031 MagJack connector delivers the highest density with its double stack, eight-port format, while supporting Ethernet signal transmission at 10GBASE-T data rates and distances.
Kamal Dalmia, vice president of marketing at Teranetics noted that Bel has a track record of delivering high performance magnetics for BASE-T technologies. He indicated that Teranetics and Bel have set a new standard for port density, cost and performance by combining the strengths of their high-performance PHY and the MagJack integrated connector modules.
John Hess, MagJack product manager at Bel explained that MagJack connectors provide customers twice the port density, and don’t require OEMs to design-in mezzanine cards or any extra components.
“Coupled with the Teranetics PHY, it’s the optimal 10 Gigabit, high-density solution,” he stated.
Both the TN2022 dual-port 10GBASE-T PHY transceiver and the G08-8NNR-031 MagJack connectors are now available in sample quantities.
In August, Stewart Connector, a division of Bel Fuse Inc., released RJ11 and RJ45 connectors featuring EPP-918A (Environmentally Protective Product). Developed from-the-ground-up, this proprietary protective compound provides both pore blocking and lubricating properties to extend the life of voice and data connections.
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi