IT - Technology

Routers, switches and line cards need higher bandwidth, port density and up to 800 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to handle escalating data center traffic driven by 5G, cloud services, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications.

Routers, switches and line cards need higher bandwidth, port density and up to 800 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to handle escalating data center traffic driven by 5G, cloud services, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications.

To deliver the higher bandwidth, these designs need to overcome the signal integrity challenges associated with the industry's transition to the 112G (gigabits per second) PAM4 Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) connectivity that is needed to support the latest pluggable optics, system backplanes and packet processors.

These challenges can now be overcome with the industry's most compact, 1.6T (terabits per second), low-power PHY (physical layer) solution from Microchip Technology Inc. with its PM6200 META-DX2L that reduces power per port by 35 percent compared to its 56G PAM4 predecessor, META-DX1, the industry's first terabit-scale PHY solution.


When it comes to SD cards, many people tend to only think about how much storage is on offer. But for some uses, speed is actually the most crucial thing to think about.

"Samsung announced a couple of new cards in the PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSD and 
SD Cards. They feature write speeds up to 120 MB/s and read speeds of up to 160 MB/s. These speeds only apply to the 128GB and larger versions of the cards, as the smaller version of the PRO Plus SD cards are a bit slower.

They feature all of the vital speed ratings you need to record 4K video without any problems. There are U3, V30, and Class 10 ratings on these cards. You'll have a hard time finding something these SD and microSD cards can't handle. Additionally, they fall into the SDXC category..."

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