RCx MSA seeks to define and promote a high density, low-cost passive copper connector and cable system
Santa Clara, CA- January 19, 2016 -The RCx Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) announced today the formation of a four-member industry working group aimed at defining and promoting adoption of a new Intra-Rack connection standard. This group will be led by RCx founding members Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), Dell Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE)
The proposed RCx connector and cable system is designed specifically for rack-based interconnect providing simple, low cost, low power options for 25/50/100 Gbps connectivity. RCx is a passive, copper only, modular and high-density cabling scheme for server adapters and network switches. There are three RCx configurations — RCx1, RCx2 and RCx4, providing 25 Gbps (25Gx1), 50 Gbps (25Gx2) and 100 Gbps (25Gx4) connectivity, respectively.
The streamlined RCx MSA design eliminates the need for costly active electrical components like EEPROMs, optics, retimers, and management ICs; simplifies the electrical design of switches and adapters; significantly reduces the cost of the overall system solution.
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RCx MSA is an industry working group created to define specifications and promote adoption of a new intra-rack connection technology standard. It was formed in October 2015 by four industry leading companies: Amphenol, Broadcom, Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. More information about RCx MSA is available at www.rcx-msa.org.
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