Vitex Expands 400G Copper Cables Portfolio, Introduces Re-Driver AECs

 Vitex LLC, a leading provider of fiber optic transceivers and components, announced today the company is expanding its 400G network cables product line by adding re-driver Active Electrical Cables (AECs) to its portfolio.

Copper AECs use signal conditioning to improve the quality of the signal, which allows for longer reaches than traditional Direct Attach Cables (DAC). Copper is a good fit for short intra-rack and top-of-rack switch to server connections in data centers.

With the launch of this new product, Vitex now offers two 400G AEC types – re-driver-based AEC that uses a simpler signal amplification to extend signal reach and a CDR based one that offers more robust connectivity and full digital diagnostics. Both can extend signal reach beyond the 2m limit of a passive Direct Attach Cable.

Re-driver AEC Highlights

· Up to 5 meter reach

· PAM4 encoding

· Latency <1000 ps

· Power consumption <3.5W (per cable end)

· Pre-FEC bit error rate (BER) better than 2.4E-4

· I2C management per CMIS 4.0

“With 400G connectivity achieving mass adoption stage, our line of copper AECs addresses customers’ needs for low power consumption and low latency even at high data rates,” said Rakesh Sambaraju, Director of Sales and Product Development at Vitex. “We are focused on bringing innovative and reliable fiber optic solutions to the market that offer more choice and flexibility. I believe that the AEC product line will create tremendous value for data center customers.”

Vitex joins a handful of fiber optics suppliers that currently offer the AEC product line to customers. Vitex AECs will be on display in booth 9119 at the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec expo in Philadelphia, PA. More information on the product is available at

About Vitex

Vitex, founded in 2003, is a leading supplier of fiber optic products and solutions. Based in northern NJ, the company delivers reliable and high-quality optics to customers in datacom, telecom, military, medical, and other industries. Vitex’ skilled staff of highly trained engineers are knowledgeable and discerning about new product offerings, and can provide technical advice and solutions customized to business needs.

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Michael Ko




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Vitex to Showcase 5G Transceivers and Active Electrical Cables at SCTE Cable-Tec

 Vitex LLC, a value-add supplier of optical transceivers, video over fiber cables and extenders, and fiber components, announced today that the company will have a booth at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022, September 19 – 22, in Philadelphia, PA this year.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is known around the world as the premier venue for thought leadership, engineering innovation, and pioneering business insights. As the largest cable industry learning and networking event in the Americas, the expo brings together thousands of professionals and hundreds of innovative vendors with leading edge technology solutions.

Representatives from Vitex will be available to discuss Industrial Temp (IT) transceivers, and best-in-class 400G Active Electrical Cables (AECs). Vitex’ optical transceiver offering for 5G consists of 10G and 25G transceivers, for fronthaul applications. Higher data rate transceivers (100G, 200G and 400G) for telecom midhaul and backhaul applications will also be showcased.

Vitex’ AEC offering consists of two main types – a cost-effective 400G re-timer AEC, and a 400G CDR-based option that supports robust connectivity. Vitex’ 400G re-timer AEC uses a simple signal amplification to boost the signal power to extend the reach of the signals and can support a reach of 5-7m with 30 AWG copper cable.

As one of only a handful of fiber optics suppliers that offer this exclusive product line, Vitex looks forward to answering any questions about their products on display.

In addition to offering high quality products, Vitex provides customers with solutions to real business problems. According to Michael Ko, Director of Business Development at Vitex, “We specialize in providing and supporting unusual products. Our mission is to support full solutions from sourcing through procurement, to save customers time and money with reliable, responsive and high-quality products and support.”

Vitex representatives will be at booth 9119 inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. If you are planning to attend this event, you can register here:


Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Exhibit Floor Dates/Times:

9/20 12:15 pm – 6:00 pm

9/21 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

9/22 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

About Vitex LLC

Vitex, founded in 2003, is the most agile and responsive supplier of fiber optic products for OEMs and data networking industries. Based in New Jersey, the company provides and develops hard-to-find, superior fiber optic solutions for engineers and designers that require customization, dependability, responsive support and a “smart friend” in challenging fiber optic applications and new markets.

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Michael Ko




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