Data center managers need a complete toolbox to upgrade efficiently, and active electrical cables provide a middle ground between DAC cables and fiber.
The shift towards 56 and 112 Gbps PAM-4 signaling as the new normal continues to accelerate. Under intense pressure to increase data speed in tighter spaces without sacrificing signal integrity, data center and telecom infrastructure industries face a growing need for cost-effective solutions that maximize efficiency, reliability, power consumption, thermal performance and speed.
Faster data rates are an attractive prospect because you can meet changing market demands more quickly. But getting faster data means you also must deal with more expensive printed circuit boards (PCBs), greater heat and less tolerance for noise in the channel.