SOURCE: Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc.

March 22, 2016 08:01 ET

Methode's dataMate Announces Launch of Three New Copper Transceiver Product Lines at the 2016 OFC Conference in Anaheim, California

New Copper Modules Extend the Life of Existing Cable Infrastructure in Enterprise, Datacenter and Carrier Access Applications

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 22, 2016) - dataMate, a business unit of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced the release of three industry firsts -- a 10Gb/s copper enhanced small form pluggable (SFP+) transceiver module, a 2.5G/5G MGBASE-T SFP+ transceiver module and a small form pluggable (SFP) transceiver module.

dataMate's 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceiver (DM7051) has been power optimized for link lengths up to 30m over Cat 6a cable replacing the need for cumbersome direct attach cables with a reach limit of 7m. This innovative product is compliant to the IEEE 802.3az standard, conforms to SFF-8431/SFF-8432 multi source agreements and will link to other 10GBASE-T ports. This new module will allow data center and network managers the ability to extend the life of their Cat 6a structured cable infrastructure with a straightforward, cost effective upgrade.

The 2.5G/5G MGBASE-T SFP+ transceiver (DM7057) has been engineered as the industry's most convenient means for scaling wireless access bandwidth in the enterprise. The product offers all the intrinsic advantages native to the SFP+ including a full-feature MGBASE-T physical layer PHY, a 2-wire communications interface for module management and an RJ45 socket for connection to existing Cat 5e structured cabling plant.

The SFP transceiver (DM7087) was developed to help network carriers easily upgrade their installed base of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) access connections to ITU-T G.9700 and G.9701 compliant links capable of running up to 1Gb/s over conventional telephony twisted pair cable. This represents up to 30 times improvement in the bandwidth that can be delivered to the residence or enterprise over existing installed twisted pair. The DM7087 is available as an SFP module with an RJ11 twisted pair interface.

dataMate's newest copper transceiver modules are available now through your switch and access equipment providers.

For a preview of these new transceivers, stop by the 2016 OFC Conference, booth 3567, Tuesday, March 22 - 24, Anaheim Convention Center.

About dataMate®
Methode Data Solution's dataMate® is a tier-one manufacturer of high performance 100 Megabit through 100 Gigabit pluggable products in all of the most prevalent form factors. All are engineered to achieve data transfer rates rivaling fiber-optic speeds, while utilizing existing copper infrastructure and switch equipment. Offerings include transceivers, loopbacks and direct attached transceiver cable assemblies, which can be customized according to application. Learn more at

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interface, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's Web site

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