Credo Introduces HiWire Pluggable Patch Panel(P3) To Support Coherent Optics & Core Switching Evolution
Let Routers Route!
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Let Routers Route!
The HiWire P3 is a single rack unit (1RU), 32 port QSFP-DD appliance that allows standard pluggable optics to directly connect to an AEC without the use of a switch chip. The HiWire P3 provides power, cooling, and control plane access supporting three important use cases:
- Enabling coherent optics such as ZR+ to be used on lower-cost and smaller buffer switches which may currently lack the power and cooling envelope, or the software required to directly support them.
- Enabling switch and router port speeds to be decoupled from optics speed without having to slow ports down, thereby sacrifice radix and cost, through the use of speed shifting AECs.
- Enabling EDFA amplifiers to be hosted in HiWire P3 ports at lower-cost and lower-power overhead, rather than consuming valuable switch or router ports.
“The HiWire P3 enables complete flexibility in the deployment of modern pluggable optics with new and legacy switches and routers,” said
"Coherent optics are the future for service providers and hyperscalers, but host compatibility creates real friction in their adoption,” said
Credo will demonstrate the capabilities of the HiWire P3 at the Open Compute Global Summit in
Our mission is to deliver high-speed solutions to break bandwidth barriers on every wired connection in the data infrastructure market. Credo is an innovator in providing secure, high-speed connectivity solutions that deliver improved power efficiency as data rates and corresponding bandwidth requirements increase exponentially throughout the data infrastructure market. Our innovations ease system bandwidth bottlenecks while simultaneously improving on power, security, and reliability. Our connectivity solutions are optimized for optical and electrical Ethernet applications, including the emerging 100G (or Gigabits per second), 200G, 400G, 800G and the emerging 1.6T (Terabits per second) port markets. Credo products are based on our proprietary Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) technologies. Our product families include Integrated Circuits (ICs) for the optical and line card markets, Active Electrical Cables (AECs) and SerDes Chiplets. Our intellectual property (IP) solutions consist primarily of SerDes IP licensing.