QSFP + Connector Ideal for 40 GB/s Infiniband and Ethernet Applications
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:21am
Tyco Electronics has released an enhanced QSFP+ surface-mount connector that offers impressive electrical performance for 40Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet (4x10Gb/s) standards applications. The 38-position connector meets the SFF-8436 industry standard - including the interface and host board layout. The device will drop into existing QSFP and QSFP+ applications and mate with all compliant cable assemblies and optical transceivers. The internal contact and housing structure of the connector has been upgraded to optimize signal integrity in both upper and lower rows. Test results validate that the new connector significantly improves performance in insertion loss, return loss and crosstalk. Electrical models are available upon request. Samples (part number 2110819-1) of the new connector are currently available and tooled for mass production. The product is conveniently tape-and-reel packaged for surface-mount processing.