TE Connectivity – zQSFP+ Portfolio Allows for a Simple Upgrade Path from 10Gbps to 28Gbps

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TE Connectivity’s (TE) zQSFP+ (z-quad small form-factor pluggable plus) interconnects offer 2.5 times more throughput than existing solutions, at a data transfer rate of 28Gbps to meet high speed design requirements.

The comprehensive product portfolio allows for backwards compatibility with QSFP/QSFP+ cables and transceivers to enable a simple upgrade path from 10Gbps to 28Gbps applications.

The portfolio also offers a higher loss budget for optics and copper cables at 10Gbps. The entire zQSFP+ interconnect portfolio of behind and thru bezel cages includes various lightpipe and heat sink options to provide ultimate design flexibility in function, cost savings, and performance.

FEATURES:
Increased Data Returns

  • 2.5 times more throughput than traditional QSFP solutions
  • Data transfer rates of 28Gbps
  • Supports 100Gbps Ethernet (28Gbps x 4), and 100Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) requirements

Industry Standard and Customizable Design

  • Industry standard interface
  • Backwards compatible with QSFP/QSFP+ cables and transceivers
  • Higher loss budget for optics and copper cables at 10Gbps
  • Dual sourced product available through Molex, LLC.
  • Features behind and through bezel cages with various lightpipe and heat sink options
  • Well-stocked distribution channel

Improved EMI Performance

  • Increased data rates make EMI protection more challenging
  • Provide excellent EMI protection through 28Gbps

APPLICATIONS

  • Network interface
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Wireless base stations
  • Storage and optical transport

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