What is a HiWire Active Electrical Cable (AEC)?
Integrating 100G and 400G ToR switches using AEC up to 7m delivers performance at a fraction of the cost of AOCs. Integrated Forward Error Correction (FEC) and in-cable retiming guarantees a fully equalized signal at an ultra-low bit error rate.
Speed shifting made easy
Connect PAM4 ports to NRZ gear directly with HiWire AECs. Mode shifting, speed shifting and a full range of breakout configurations makes connecting 100G or 400G ToRs simple.
The future is fast
Designed on a robust technology, HiWire AEC products support today’s faster 100G and 400G port speeds and have a clear roadmap for scalability to 800G and beyond.
1m – 7m
30AWG (1-5m) / 26AWG (7m)
OSFP / QSFP56-DD / QSFP56 / QSFP28 /
SFP56-DD / DSFP
OSFP / QSFP56-DD / QSFP56 / QSFP28 / QSFP+
1:1 / 1:2 / 1:4
PAM4 ⌁ NRZ
PAM4 ⌁ PAM4
25G / 50G
FEC Generation and Termination
HiWire AEC Resources
The industry is dedicated to establishing the Credo HiWire AEC as a new industry standard interconnect. Learn more about the HiWire Consortium today.
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Deploy 12.8 Tbps Switches Today
Learn how a simple reconfiguration of your datacenter switches plus HiWire AECs enables the deployment of 12.8 Tbps switches today, reduces the necessity for hard to find 400G optics and delivers immediate and ongoing savings.
reduction of switches
reduction of optical ports
saved per server in network infastructure
ongoing OpEx savings