Cable Technology Feature Article
September 26, 2008
Gore to Develop Ethernet Copper Cable Interconnect Technologies
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc has said that they are going to play a key role in developing Ethernet copper cable interconnect technologies. They already have become a member of the Ethernet alliance.
The company officials say Gore makes next-generation cable assemblies and components for the electronics industry, set the standard for outerwear comfort and protection, solve difficult industrial problems with innovative materials and technology, and Gore medical products work in harmony with the body's own tissues to restore normal body function.
The Ethernet Alliance was created to promote industry awareness, acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE (News - Alert) 802 Ethernet standards. The organization claims that they try to provide a cohesive, market responsive industry voice on IEEE 802 Ethernet projects. The Alliance also strengthens industry relationships and improves Interoperability and performance for End Users.
The company has said that they will be working on GORE SFP+ and QSFP Direct Attach Copper Cable Assemblies for the high-performance computing (HPC), Enterprise Networking and Network Storage markets and are well suited for emerging 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE), FCoE and 40 GbE applications.
Gore’s SFP+ cable assemblies comply with the emerging SFF-8431 standard, while providing a very low latency, reduced jitter and a maximum signal eye opening up to 25 meters with active copper technology and 15 meters with passive copper technologies.
According to Russ Hornung, Gore’s Business Development Representative for Advanced Digital Interconnects and Gore’s Ethernet primary contact, “We are very proud to join the Ethernet Alliance (News - Alert). We believe that Gore can offer highly reliable copper cable interconnect technologies to reduce system costs, reduce power requirements and improve signal integrity. We are very devoted to improving interoperability and helping the Ethernet Standard to prosper.”
The cable assemblies from Gore, according to officials comply with rigorous electrical, mechanical, and environmental requirements of the industry.
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Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray