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Mellanox Announces Availability of 200G LinkX™ Copper and Optical Cables and Transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand


First to market with a product line of 200Gb/s DAC, AOCs and

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
optical transceivers and high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect
solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced
that it has begun shipping 200GbE Ethernet and InfiniBand HDR LinkX™
optical transceivers, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and Direct Attach
Copper cables (DACs) for use in upcoming 200Gb/s systems. Additionally,
Mellanox began shipping 400G QSFP-DD DAC cables for use in next
generation systems.

The new LinkX™ 200Gb/s product line provides comprehensive options for
switch, server, and storage network connectivity for HDR InfiniBand and
200/400GbE infrastructures. LinkX™ is part of the Mellanox "end-to-end"
ecosystem including Spectrum2™ 200GbE and Quantum™ HDR systems and
ConnectX-6™ network adapters.

  • 200G SR4/HDR Transceiver: Designed and manufactured by
    Mellanox, the 4x50G PAM4 transceiver uses the QSFP56 form-factor and
    forms the basis for transceivers and AOC products for Mellanox's
    upcoming 200G systems.
  • 200GbE and HDR DAC and AOC cables: Designed and manufactured by
    Mellanox we will be displaying both straight and y-splitter 100GbE and
    HDR100 form-factors.
  • 400GbE DAC Cables: Mellanox LinkX™ kicks off its 400GbE line
    with announcing beginning shipments of its 400G 8x50G PAM4 DAC cables
    in the QSFP-DD form-factor.
  • Live Demos: At ECOC we will host a live demo with Keysight/Ixia
    showing 200Gb/s SR4 transceivers and 400Gb/s QSFP-DD DAC cables.
  • 400G SR8 Transceiver: Mellanox-designed, 8-channel parallel
    transceiver will be on display.
  • Low-Loss DAC Cables: Extending one of the industry's largest
    offerings of interconnect products, with new low-loss DAC cables that
    enables simplified or even FEC-less links for Mellanox SN2000 series
    of 25/50/100G network switches and ConnectX™ network adapters. The new
    cables offer lengths up to 5 meters and support the IEEE CA-N and CA-L
    specifications. This enables considerable interconnect latency savings.

Mellanox will showcase the complete LinkX™ product line of 100G, 200G
and 400G products at the CIOE 2018 in Shenzhen, China conference
September 5-8 at booth 1A22-1 and ECOC 2018 conference September 24-26
in Rome, Italy at booth 432.

In addition, Mellanox will display the full line of 25/50/100Gb/s cables
and transceivers for hyperscale and data center applications:

  • LinkX™ 25G/50G/100Gb/s DAC & AOC cables and SR, SR4, PSM4, CWDM4 and
    LR4 transceivers
  • DAC and AOC breakout cables for 100Gb/s to 4x25Gb/s and 2x50Gb/s
  • DynamiX QSA™ Adapter, to convert any QSFP port to support an SFP-based
    DAC, AOC or transceiver available in 10G and 25G versions

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX)
is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent
interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and
hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox's intelligent interconnect
solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest
throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications
and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high
performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network
adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate
application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of
markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers,
Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial
services. More information is available at:

Note: Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. LinkX and DynamiX are trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective

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