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Innovium Touts 25.6 Tb/s Programmable Switch Chips

May 12, 2020

Innovium has received extensive industry support for its TERALYNX family of products. Innovium was the first switch silicon company to introduce a programmable 12.8T switch using 56G PAM4 technology and partnered with leading vendors to deliver robust 100-400G networking solutions. Those solutions are being deployed by the top cloud customers. With 25.6Tbps TERALYNX 8 switch silicon, Innovium is first to introduce a switch silicon using 112G PAM4 technology[1]. Built using proven architecture, TERALYNX 8 delivers the largest on-chip buffers, lowest-latency, unmatched FLASHLIGHT™ v3 telemetry and market-leading power efficiency.

Key customers and partners who are supporting TERALYNX are as follows.

Amphenol ICC

“Applications such as machine learning running in conjunction with distributed flash/NVMe storage is increasing the need for lower-latency and higher performance networking solutions,” said Brent Peterman, Amphenol ICC Marketing Director. “Innovium introduces 112G SerDes based TERALYNX 8 switch silicon to address these requirements leveraging its proven TERALYNX architecture. As a leading provider of high-speed IO interconnects, Amphenol ICC has already demonstrated multiple 112G solutions. Together with Innovium, we’ll empower customers to scale their data center networks higher.”

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

“As a leading provider of advanced optical products, we’ve partnered with Innovium to offer validated 100G – 400G optics solutions with TERALYNX switch family,” said David Chen, AVP of Marketing and Sales at Applied Optoelectronics (AOI). “We are excited about Innovium’s TERALYNX 8 announcement to address cloud customers’ endless need for higher bandwidth. We’ll continue to collaborate as we introduce 112G SerDes based optical modules to deliver customers higher scale solutions with better total cost of ownership.”

Credo

“Credo, a leading provider of high performance connectivity solutions, has been partnering closely with Innovium, who has been successful at top OEM and Cloud customers with its TERALYNX switch silicon family. We are excited about the introduction of TERALYNX 8, a 25.6T switch silicon built upon its proven feature consistent TERALYNX architecture for ToR to the network core. Together, we look forward to providing comprehensive next-gen system level solutions that include Credo’s retimers/gearboxes, optical DSPs, MACsec security and HiWire AECs,” said Jeff Twombly, Vice President of Business Development at Credo.

Eoptolink

“Eoptolink, a leading supplier of optical transceivers for data center applications, has collaborated with Innovium to provide high performance 100 – 400G networking solutions to scale major cloud deployments. We are happy to have Innovium introduce 25.6 Tbps TERALYNX 8 switch silicon so customers can scale networks even higher,” said Sean Davies, Director of Sales for the Americas at Eoptolink. “Together with TERALYNX 8, we will deliver 800G optical transceiver modules that will provide 2x bandwidth with better cost per bit and power efficiency for next-gen data center build-outs.”

Innolight Technology

“We are excited to see 400G networking infrastructure ramping in production deployments using Innolight’s optical modules along with Innovium’s TERALYNX switches. Going forward, top cloud customers are asking for even higher bandwidth and higher performance solutions driven by workloads such as AI and HPC,” said Osa Mok, Chief Marketing Officer of InnoLight Technology. “As Innovium launches TERALYNX 8, industry’s first 25.6Tbps switch with 112G SerDes, we are very excited to continue the collaboration to provide customers higher performance solutions with better economics and lower power with 112G SerDes based 800G optics modules.”

Inphi

“In Q1 2020, Inphi announced the world’s first 800G PAM4 DSP platform with integrated drivers for optical modules supporting a host interface of 8x100G SerDes,” said Eric Hayes, senior vice president, Networking Interconnect at Inphi. “Customers can pair Innovium’s 100G SerDes driven TERALYNX 8 switch silicon along with 800G optical modules based on Inphi’s Spica™ PAM4 DSP platform to build 25.6Tbps switches in a 1RU form factor meeting the needs of next-generation data centers.”

LinkedIn

“We are extremely impressed with programmability, visibility, and the robust quality of TERALYNX 12.8Tbps switch silicon running the SONiC network operating system. The 25.6T TERALYNX 8, which uses the same proven architecture, with enhancements in telemetry and large buffers, will be an important building block in addressing essential requirements of next-generation networks,” said Shawn Zandi, Head of Network Engineering at LinkedIn.

Luxshare-ICT

“Today, we are delivering high performance networking solutions to customers jointly with Innovium’s TERALYNX switch portfolio and Luxshare-ICT’s broad range of DAC, active copper cable (ACC) and AOC connectivity solutions. Large cloud customers continue to experience exponential increase in bandwidth needs and this will only grow in the future,” said Jinhua Chen, GM, Enterprise BU at Luxshare-ICT. “To address those emerging needs, we have already demonstrated some of our 112G connectivity solutions. We are thrilled to partner with Innovium on TERALYNX 8, a 112G SerDes based switch built with their proven consistent architecture to help customers scale even further.”

MaxLinear Inc.

“We worked closely with Innovium as our optics partners validated TERALYNX switch silicon with 100–400G optics modules using MaxLinear’s market leading Telluride PAM4 DSP,” said Rajesh Radhamohan, Director Marketing at MaxLinear Inc. “We are thrilled to see Innovium announce TERALYNX 8 to meet the explosive network growth occurring at the top cloud customers. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the next-gen solutions with 112G SerDes for 400-800G optics modules.”

Microsoft

Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp. said, “SONiC is a leading open-source network switch OS empowering customers with modern and efficient cloud networking software. It has a thriving open community of ecosystem partners engaged and making excellent progress. We are pleased to have Innovium as part of the SONiC/SAI open community and to see it engaged with customers for SONiC/SAI deployments running on TERALYNX-powered switches.”

“Innovium has a scalable and feature-consistent architecture in TERALYNX switch silicon products from top to bottom,” said Yuval Bachar, Principal Hardware Architect, Azure Platforms at Microsoft. “It is exciting to see Innovium introduce TERALYNX 8, a 25.6T switch silicon developed using the same proven architecture to scale next-gen data center networks with deep analytics, improved application performance, better network quality and lower power.”

Molex

“Molex, a market leader in connectors, cages, DAC cables, BiPass IO solutions and optical modules, has successfully partnered with Innovium, an industry leader in innovative data center switch silicon, to deliver solutions to multiple leading cloud customers who are in production deployments,” said Ryan Wade, Director of Sales, Data Center at Molex. “We look forward to continuing our partnership as Innovium launches TERALYNX 8, a 112G PAM4 based 25.6T programmable switch to meet the exploding bandwidth needs of these large data center customers. Together we’ll deliver higher performance solutions at better economics and power using 112G PAM4 technology.”

Source Photonics

“Source Photonics, a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical connectivity, is excited about Innovium’s TERALYNX 8, an advanced 25.6T programmable switch silicon with 100G SerDes. We plan to leverage existing 100G PAM4 optical technology to deliver 800G modules easily that connect to 100G switch SerDes. The joint solution will deliver higher performance and higher scale for next generation data center infrastructure while improving power efficiency and TCO,” said Supriyo Dey, VP of PLM at Source Photonics.

Spirent Communications

“Major Cloud Service Providers are experiencing massive growth of data traffic and looking to deploy 100G SerDes-based solutions that will allow them to maximize the lifecycle and ROI of their next generation datacenter architecture.” said Kevin Kraft, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Spirent. “Spirent Communications, the industry leader of high-speed network and cloud infrastructure validation is excited to continue its collaboration with Innovium, a market leader in high performance data center switching silicon, as it launches TERALYX 8, a breakthrough 25.6Tbps switching solution for customers building infrastructure of the future.”

TE Connectivity

“As cloud customers deploy Innovium’s TERALYNX switches with TE Connectivity’s high performance connectivity solutions, they are pushing us to scale performance even higher,” said Bob Smithmyer, Vice President, Product Management for the Data and Devices Business Unit at TE Connectivity. “To achieve that, TE Connectivity has already demonstrated 112G SerDes based interconnect and thermal management solutions publicly at conferences like DesignCon and OFC. We are excited to partner with Innovium as they introduce their 112G SerDes based TERALYNX 8 to jointly address customers higher performance, higher power efficiency and lower operating costs.”

Xilinx

“Xilinx recently introduced our new Versal Premium products with support for 112G SerDes to help hyperscalers and high-end routers and switch companies to reach the highest levels of network and cloud acceleration for a wide range of deployments,” said Dan Mansur, vice president, marketing, Wired and Wireless Group, Xilinx. “With our Versal Premium products, and its transceivers running at 112 gigabits-per-second, customers can achieve high-bandwidth security per-port as well as proprietary differentiation when connected to the new Innovium device. We look forward to collaborating with Innovium to deliver the highest bandwidth, highest scale, and highly power-optimized solutions to customers.”

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