Keysight Technologies has expanded the company’s portfolio of high-speed digital 800G test solutions to enable the optical transceiver ecosystem to improve the power efficiency of components and modules used in data centre equipment.
Hyperscale data centres are
adopting 800G, the latest data centre connectivity technology, to address a
rise in the use of cloud-native, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet
of things (IoT), as well as data-hungry applications such as video
conferencing, streaming and digital entertainment. The latest addition to
Keysight’s existing portfolio of 800G test solutions are new design and
validation solutions that support multimode interfaces, which are critical for
an energy efficient data centre infrastructure. The 800G multimode test
solutions uniquely support high-speed data interconnect speeds of up to 100 gigabit per second (Gbps).
“An ever-increasing growth in data traffic, compounded with data centres’ need to reduce their energy footprint, has prompted Keysight to launch the new 800G multimode test solutions,” says Dr. Joachim Peerlings, vice president of Network and Data Centre solutions at Keysight Technologies. “These new solutions will help reduce power consumption in data centre equipment. Energy conservation and efficiency in data centres has a significant positive impact on the health of the planet.”
In December 2020, Keysight launched industry-first
800G test solutions to help speed development of next
generation data centre technologies. The 800G multimode test solutions enable
users to verify the performance of a wide range of optical transceiver modules
and components, including vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs),
photodiodes, modulator drivers, transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) and physical
layer (PHY) chips.
The extended portfolio
supports 400G and 800G design validation, in accordance with standards defined
by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), across the
entire product lifecycle, from early research and development to manufacturing.
Industry-leading test capabilities from Keysight include: