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Small Form Factor FO

Small Form Factor (SFF) FO Connectors include VF-45 Galaxy (SG), LC, SCDS/SCQC, MT-RJ, MU, LX-5, MT, Optic-Jack, and similar connectors. To accommodate growing traffic levels, private networks are increasingly being built with fiber optics. The rise of fiber optics results in more electronics, cable, and apparatus being installed into smaller and smaller physical spaces. Hence, a primary focus of many development efforts is on the fiber optic connector, known as “Small-Form-Factor” (SFF) connectors. Many are designed to double the density and hence the physical capacity of LAN optoelectronics and patch panels. They are also designed for easy installation in the field.

Small Form Factor FO News
data rates and signals

A High-Speed Connectivity Solution for Achieving 112Gb/s PAM4 Data Rates

System architects are using over-the-board technologies to extend signal reach and density and achieve high-speed data rates by routing signals through ultra-low-skew twinax cable instead of through expensive, lossy PCBs.  Industry observers have noted that emerging high-speed system requirements of 28Gb/s and 56Gb/s, and now 112Gb/s, are nearing the physical limitations of traditional electronic hardware Read More >>

OFC 2020 Resists the Coronavirus

The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition celebrated 50 years of optical connectivity with a combination of exhibits on the show floor and remote presentations. The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2020), scheduled for March 8–12, had grand plans to celebrate 50 years of optical communication. Groundbreaking technologies, including low-loss optical Read More >>

Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, and the Need for Greater Security

As more companies turn to the cloud for data storage, security concerns are rising. The current solution for protecting IT infrastructure from data breaches and network failures is a combination of software and hardware defenses. The current major trend in the evolution of IT infrastructure is the widespread migration of computing and storage resources from Read More >>

OFC Spotlights Optical Connectivity

The Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition explored emerging optical connectivity technologies, including optical transmitters, multi-fiber cables, and connectors. The Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition recently held in San Diego is the prime showcase of current and next-generation optical network communication technology. With over 700 exhibitors and 15,000 registered attendees, this conference filled both Read More >>

How Software Innovation Can Protect Demand for Fibre Channel and its Connectors

Observers have claimed Fibre Channel, which powers Storage Area Networks (SANs), has been in decline for years, replaced by newer, faster standards. But innovations in storage network software and infrastructure may help keep demand for Fibre Channel and its dedicated connectors and cables alive. By Neil Shurtz Computing applications are continuing to grow in complexity. Read More >>

Bandwidth Bottleneck at the I/O Panel

Processor and SerDes speeds continue to bump up, putting pressure on input/output connectors mounted on the faceplate. Like investors running to the exit when the market tanks, the I/O panel can quickly become a serious bottleneck that limits communication and slows the system. Computers and their users hate to sit idle while waiting for required Read More >>

High-Speed Connector & Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup features high-performance, high-speed solutions from leading connector and cable assembly suppliers. High-Speed Connector & Cable Products Samtec’s SEARAY™ high-speed, high-density, open-pin-field arrays offer enhanced design flexibility with stack heights spanning 7–18.5mm and compatibility with a variety of high-speed protocols and standards. Rated for speeds up to 56Gb/s PAM4 and 28Gb/s NRZ, Read More >>

Molex qSFP DD cable

Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity and Thermal Management

As speeds and requirements rise, the QSFP-DD MSA comes forth as a solution that addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface. By Joe Dambach, new product development manager, Molex Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity Chips, switches, connectors, cables, and optical module technologies are at the core of datacenter networks, which must be able to support Read More >>

Industry News: January 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News  DesignCon 2018, which will take place January 31 – February 1 in Santa Clara, California, will feature in-depth education, top-tier suppliers, and easy networking activities designed to help chip, board, and systems design engineers stay ahead of the pack, push Read More >>

The Quest to Keep Electronics Cool

When I/O connectors block airflow, a toolbox of solutions is required to keep today’s fast, dense, and hot systems cool. Lithium ion batteries are not the only source of excessive heat in electronic devices. A nasty combination of dense system packaging and increased power consumption tends to concentrate heat inside the box, causing component stress Read More >>