SOURCE: Finisar


November 17, 2009 12:53 ET

Finisar Demonstrates 120 Gb/s CXP to QSFP Active Breakout Cable at SuperComputing 2009

Additional Active Cable Family Demonstrations Include Active Copper Cable for Short Reach Applications and QSFP Adapter

SUNNYVALE, CA and PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - SuperComputing 2009 -- Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, today announced the first public demonstration of a 120 Gb/s CXP to QSFP active breakout cable at the SuperComputing 2009 (SC09) exhibition. The active optical cable contains a single CXP transceiver at one end and three 40 Gb/s QSFP transceivers at the other end to provide maximum flexibility in high performance computing and network infrastructure environments. The demonstration will be held in Finisar's booth #1812 this week at the Oregon Convention Center.

A significant benefit of this multi-connector cable is that it provides high density switches with connectivity to multiple top-of-rack switches and/or server nodes. Compliant with both CXP and QSFP specifications, this breakout cable provides a hot-pluggable, low power, low-weight, and flexible solution for high port-count network topologies.

In addition, Finisar will demonstrate an active 10 Gb/s Ethernet copper cable, the latest member of the Laserwire® cable family targeted at server connectivity applications. The cable is optimized for very short, low cost, intra-rack links. It is designed to comply with the SFF-8461 specification through the use of SFP+ to Laserwire adapters.

During SC09, Finisar will also demonstrate a new QSFP to Laserwire adapter. This device will drive the convergence of multiple connector form factors in data center applications. It will enable system manufacturers to design a single PCB layout for both 10G and 40G solutions.

Also on display will be Finisar's extended family of high-performance active optical cables. The family includes Quadwire™, a 40 Gb/s parallel cable for 40GbE and InfiniBand QDR, as well as C.wire™, a 150 Gb/s parallel cable for 100GbE and InfiniBand 12xQDR applications.

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About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For more than 20 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit

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