Pulse Electronics High-Speed I/O Connectors Operate at Frequencies from 5Gb/s to 10Gb/s
Pulse Electronics introduced four input/output (I/O) connectors that meet the standards and fulfill the demands of high-performance applications such as cloud computing, data centers, enterprise servers, the switch market, and consumer electronics. The SATA III, PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt are a new generation of high-speed connectors that operate at frequencies ranging from 5Gb/s to 10Gb/s.
The SATA III connector is popular as a storage interface supporting server, desktop/mobile PC, hard drive, and HD DVR applications. PCIe 3.0 can support up to 8Gb/s and is used in the expansion cards that interconnect with server, switch, router, and desktop applications. The USB 3.0 connector is now widely used in all SuperSpeed USBs to furnish connectivity for desktop and mobile PCs, servers, switches, routers, removable storage devices, cameras, and consumer electronics. Thunderbolt supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port.
“Pulse is introducing a new I/O connector series to accommodate high-speed input and output interconnection needs with a total solution for our customers,” said Gerald Yang, product manager, Pulse Electronics. “Pulse supplies various configurations with extremely competitive prices to cope with market demand. The launch includes right-angle/vertical and thru-hole/SMT connectors with a total of 42 part numbers. Pulse can also support any custom-designed platforms to match a customer’s application. These products are in addition to the many high-speed I/O connectors that Pulse offers, such as SFP and SFP+ connectors, including single, 1×4, 1×6, 1×10, 2×1, 2×2, 2×4, 2×6, and 2×8 platforms.”