Bell Labs and FCI demo 25 Gbits/s data transmission over electrical backplane connectors

Murray Hill, N. J. — Doubling the previous rates, Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs and FCI (Etters, Pa.) have announced the successful demonstration of error-free performance at 25 Gigabits per second (Gbits/s) data transmission over an electrical backplane using a new signaling architecture from Bell Labs and FCI’s high-speed AirMax VS connector system. This was performed over electrical traces as long as 24 inches using a standard FR4 laminate backplane.