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Agilent transceiver delivers Gigabit Ethernet over copper cable

Posted: 08 Mar 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:pluggable transceiver? agilent technologies? hbcu-5710r?

Offering network equipment manufacturers the ability to support small-form factor pluggable (SFP) ports for both optical and copper-based connections, the pluggable transceiver from Agilent Technologies Inc. delivers Gigabit Ethernet data transmissions over commonly installed copper cable.

The new product's open port architecture allows end users and system integrators to select which transceiver (optical or copper) to install based on customer requirements. For customer sites with commonly installed Cat. 5 copper cabling, users can choose to upgrade to gigabit speeds, saving the cost of new cable installation.

Superior electro-magnetic interference performance

The HBCU-5710R is designed for switch-to-switch interface, switched backplane, and file server interface applications. It supports SFP multisource agreement compliant ports, assuring interoperability with a wide range of equipment. The device also offers 10/100/1000Base-T link operation over 100m of Cat. 5 cabling, an RJ-45 connector, and convenient bail-wire delatch.

Agilent claims that the HBCU-5710R provides "superior electro-magnetic interference performance," utilizing a metal housing and shielded design. It uses the Marvell Alaska 88E1111 that performs the physical layer functions for half- and full-duplex 10BASE-T Ethernet, and half- and full-duplex 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T Ethernet on Cat. 5 twisted-pair cable.

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