Keysight Technologies announced that the company has worked with Credo to enable Data Center Operators (DCOs) and the respective supply chain to validate the readiness of data center equipment in 800 Gigabit Ethernet environments ( GE) complex.
CODs are heading to 800GE to speed up the switching silicon upgrade cycle. As switching capacity increases, physical interconnect links must evolve to 112G electrical path signaling. This new environment creates unique challenges in which all points of the network must be tested, including 800GE compatible port devices and interconnect.
The 800GE test set consists of Keysight’s G800GE forward error correction and compliance testing system using Credo’s active power cable (AEC) connectivity solution. AECs are essential to ensure signal integrity for copper wire lengths greater than two meters. Long-range capabilities are essential for connecting data center servers to a top of rack (ToR) switch.
“The move to 800GE presents DCOs and supply chain vendors with new challenges to validate chips, optical transceivers or electronics for network equipment ports,” said Ram Periakaruppan, vice president and Managing Director of Keysight’s Network Security and Testing Solutions group. “The unique combination of the Keysight G800GE test system and Credo’s AEC 800GE technology addresses interoperability challenges and enables the data center community to accelerate the validation of 800GE devices and network infrastructure.
“Keysight’s G800GE test system with 400GE / 200GE / 100GE deployments per port meets the performance and verification needs of the 800GE interconnect and infrastructure,” said Don Barnetson, vice president of product at Credo. “It is very exciting to see Keysight leverage our HiWire LP CLOS AEC 800 in its 800GE test and validation platform. The performance of this AEC not only enables next-generation hypercale data center implementations, but is also a valuable component of the infrastructure that makes these implementations possible.