Interconnect System Supports 56 Gbps
Molex has expanded its zSFP+ Interconnect System to
support 56 Gbps PAM- 4 channels in a stacked 2xN port
configuration, allowing next-generation Ethernet and
Fibre Channel applications to receive standout signal
integrity. According to Molex, the product is the first of its
kind on the market. It will allow OEMs requiring high-density interconnect applications to have the ability to
utilize channels with individual lane data rates up to 56
Gbps PAM- 4. While providing those high speeds, the
updated Molex product still maintains a low insertion
loss, crosstalk, thermal, and electromagnetic interference
(EMI) containment that users are accustomed to from the
previous zSFP+ Interconnect System.
Molex has also created a next-generation terminal and
wafer on the stacked integrated connectors within the
zSFP+ Interconnect System. The advanced terminal
provides superior signal integrity for 56 Gbps PAM-
4 applications. The system allows for users to merge
standard cables and modules with the increased
data rate accepted.
For more information, visit www.molex.com.
The 56 Gbps PAM- 4 channel products include EMI ganged
cages allows for flexibility of PCB signal routing of LEDs.
Spring-Loaded Frame Simplifies Modular Connector
With the introduction of a new spring-loaded frame to the Han-Modular®
building block system, HARTING is making it even easier and faster to
create a modular connector that precisely fits each application. The new
“hinged frame plus” for Han-Modular® connectors features an additional
stainless steel spring that holds the frame in the open position during
assembly so modules can be easily fitted into their proper position for
faster assembly, time, and labor savings. All module positions (A to F)
are evident at a glance; while an additional marking—a black triangle—
indicates the orientation for proper insertion of modules into the frame. The
frame windows have been optimized so that the modules are automatically
centered as the frame is closed. Upon locking, there is a clearly audible
“click” and the spring holds the frame securely together—dispensing with
the locking tab used in the past.
Since the general design of the previous hinged frame is maintained
in “hinged frame plus,” the new design is fully compatible with all Han-Modular® connectors.
For more information, visit www.harting-usa.com.
The Han-Modular® lineup now includes over 100
different modules for power, data, and signal that
can be combined virtually without limitation.