Aug. 16, 2012
Amphenol Corp. launched a suite of 48.0GBps QDR optimized connectors, cages and cage/connector combo products.
These interconnects are offered in a variety of configurations including QSFP+ cages and connectors, as well as Mini-SAS HD connector-cage combos. This range represents the emerging nexus of hardware interface standards capable of aggregate signaling rates of 48.0GBps or greater.
The first QDR (quad data rate) interconnect platform consists of a new series of ExpressPort QSFP+ connectors and cages. These have a press fit cage assembly and an accompanying 38 position 0.8 mm pitch connector. The QSFP+ interconnect platform meets or exceeds the latest QSFP transceiver specifications per SFF-8436. The second QDR interconnect platform includes the Mini-SAS HD connector and cage combo. The Mini-SAS HD interconnect system comprises a 36 position, 2 row, press fit connector, and a stamped and formed cage assembly as one unit (connector/cage combo) complying with the latest SFF-8644 specifications.
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