DesignCon Collaboration with 400G Switch Achieves Length of 7m with Low Power Active Copper Interconnect

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV), a provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, will be partnering with Luxshare-ICT and will demonstrate OSFP format Active Copper Cables (ACCs) using Spectra7 technology in a live demo passing 400Gbps Ethernet traffic generated by a state-of-the-art 12.6 Tbps switch, the company said.

Spectra7 and Luxshare will be demonstrating the technology at the DesignCon 2020 show at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley from January 28-30.

Significant deployment of 400G network equipment will begin in 2020 and according to a recently published report by Dell´Oro Group1, 400 Gbps shipments are forecast to surpass 15 M switch ports by 2023.

Luxshare-ICT, a provider of high performance interconnects and cable assemblies, has chosen Spectra7´s GaugeChangerTM technology for integration into this new line of OSFP Active Copper Cables. The embedded Spectra7 GC2502 Linear EQ Chips dramatically increase the length of standard copper cables by almost 3 times. This enables a significant number of cables in the 3 to 7m range to remain copper-based instead of having to switch to optical solutions which are dramatically higher in power and cost.

GaugeChangerTM is an innovative and disruptive technology that allows copper to extend much longer lengths without the cost and power penalty of optics. It works equally well at 25 Gbps NRZ and 50 Gbps PAM-4 enabling new connector standards of 100, 200 and 400 Gbps.

Luxshare-ICT (Shenzhen Stock Code:002475) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable assembly and connector system solutions for consumer, automotive, cloud, and enterprise applications. Dedicated to flexible design, agile manufacturing, and collaborative partnerships, Luxshare-ICT works with technology leaders to create innovative solutions that transform our industries. Learn more at

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, visit