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Hitachi Metals, Ltd., in Cooperation with Hitachi Cable America Inc., Demonstrates 112G PAM4 Cable Technology at DesignCon 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, January 18, 2018 - Hitachi Metals, Ltd., a world leader in high-performance materials and their subsidiary Hitachi Cable America Inc., will showcase 56G and 112G PAM4 high-speed data connectivity solutions at Hitachi Cable America booth #403 at DesignCon 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, January 31 - February 1, 2018. Hitachi Metals is a division of Hitachi, Ltd.

“With the QSFP-DD and OSFP interfaces becoming reality, 200Gbps and 400Gbps copper interconnect solutions are more near-term than many think. Come see the future”, said Joe Iamartino, vice president of technology and business development, Hitachi Cable America.

At DesignCon 2018, Hitachi Metals will host three demonstrations:

- 112G PAM4 demonstration of multi-lane jumper assemblies for inside-the-chassis applications. This assembly using 34AWG fine wire and low height connectors can be mounted very close to LSI - even below a heat sink - and was designed as a lower loss interconnect solution when compared to PCB signal traces on a mother board. In collaboration with I-PEX Connectors (a business unit of Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.), this assembly showcases their precision of tooling low-height narrow-pitch connectors, and Hitachi Metals’ fine wire cabling capability;

- 56G PAM4 demonstration of Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Direct Attach Cable assemblies for high density 200Gbps and 400Gbps applications; and

- 25G NRZ demonstration of Quad Small Form Factor (QSFP) Extended Reach LinearAccel – Active Copper solutions that deliver longer lengths compared with our passive copper Direct Attach Cable assemblies.

A variety of next-generation QSFP-DD and Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) designs for 200G and 400G applications will also be displayed.

All of the demonstrations and products above are powered by Hitachi Metals’ OMNIBIT® twin-ax cables. OMNIBIT® delivers lower dielectric performance variation and higher electromagnetic coupling resulting in longer transmission distances and more consistent performance compared to our conventional twin-ax cables.

For more information about these new platforms, as well as the QSFP28 and SFP28 Direct Attach Cable assembly products in volume production, please contact Hitachi Cable America at

* OMNIBIT is a registered trademark of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. in Japan and U.S.A.

About Hitachi Cable America, Manchester Facility

The Manchester facility belongs to the Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division of Hitachi Cable America Inc. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the facility manufactures a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Over 4,000 different cable products are manufactured at this facility. Products include category copper communication cables, indoor, indoor/outdoor and outside plant fiber optic cables, industrial Ethernet cables, as well as round and flat electronic cables. 

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at  Hitachi Cable America, Inc. is a unit of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


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