Contributed by Denny Hellige, Product Manager Han HPR and HC Modular, Harting Connectors for rail use not only have to be particularly robust. Their simple and quick installation and easy maintenance are also important. That is why Harting has developed new interfaces for rail vehicles. To reflect changing technical standards and evolving demands from rolling […]
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What developments are impacting Extoll IO connectors and cables?
The current 10Gbps per lane Extoll IO interface system uses high-speed interconnects based on SAMTEC’s HD16 connectors and cable assemblies. This 12 lane connector system was chosen because it is smaller and lighter than the CXP 12 lane InfiniBand connector as has increased port density on the front plate of a network switch. This IO […]
OCuLink connectors and cables support new PCIe standard
By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor OCuLink-2—Optical Copper (Cu) Link 2nd generation—is an interconnect system for inside and outside the box that supports the new PCI Express 4.0 spec running at 16 Gbps per lane. The PCI-SIG committee selected Molex’s NanoPitch connector and cable assembly system for this OCuLink spec and it is an option for […]
From the video archives: A look at Lemo’s smart connector
Last month, I reported about a brand new product from Lemo Inc.—its new smart connector design, which was officially launched at MD&M last month. The design was so new no material existed on it yet, but I had the chance to interview Lemo’s Jeff Garvais, territory account manager, to learn how the device maintains safety […]
What are CFP connectors and cabling and where are they used?
By Ed Cady, contributing editor The CFP—C = 100G Form-factor Pluggable—interconnect product family includes CFP connectors, cages, active optical modules and cables. The associated cables are primarily passive optical MPO or dual LC types that plug into the outboard side of the CFP module. Some low-volume copper twin-axial system failover and test cables are also […]
Hot news from MDM West: Smart connector from Lemo
As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to be one of the top points of discussion in any manufacturing setting, it was only a matter of time before a connector manufacturer launched a design ready to enter this data-driven world. This was the hot news at the Lemo booth this week in Anaheim, as the […]
How have CXP connectors and cables evolved in recent years?
By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor CXP+ is the 10-16 Gbps per lane mainstream and current volume version of this connector family. This connector was chosen for 12×14 Gbps InfiniBand FDR, 12×16 Gbps FC-ISL and many other IO interface applications. To meet the increased speed rate for medium and long reaches, active copper chips were added […]
What are CXP connectors and cabling options?
By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor The CXP, first called 100G Transceiver Pluggable and now Common Transceiver(X) Pluggable, product family includes connectors, cages, modules and cables. These are a part of a long-time primary type of high-speed IO interface interconnect system that includes 1 lane SFP and 4 lane QSFP. CXP is a 12-lane system broadly […]
A historical perspective on QSFP connectors and cabling implementation
By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor QSFP or Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable connectors and cables are long time primary type of high-speed IO interface interconnects. This four-lane system is broadly used to connect server, storage, switch, video and communication systems. Major market segment implementations include cloud datacenters, enterprise datacenters, HPC (high performance computing) labs, camera surveillance […]
MicroQSFP cage, connectors, modules and cable are being launched this week
By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor MicroQSFP 28G, micro-miniature Quad Small FormFactor Pluggable 4×28 = 112 Gbps, modules, cages, connectors and cables can be seen at the DesignCon exhibition today and tomorrow in the Santa Clara Convention Center. New product offerings are said to be seen at three or more supplier exhibition booths. TE Connectivity was […]