zQSFP+ interconnect system

TE Connectivity’s (TE) zQSFP+ interconnects offer an increased data rate of 28 Gbps in an industry standard, scalable design that allows for backwards compatibility with QSFP/QSFP+ cables and transceivers, providing a simple upgrade path from 10 Gbps to 28 Gbps. The complete portfolio of interconnects deliver a large range of simple and customizable design options to meet most customer requirements.


TE Connectivity Interconnect System


Features Applications

Increased Data Rates

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


Industry Standard and Customisable Design

  • Industry standard interface
  • Backwards compatible with QSFP/QSFP+ cables and transceivers
  • Higher loss budget for optics and copper cables at 10 Gbps

Comprehensive Portfolio and Inventory

  • 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 28 Gbps

Product Applications

  • Network Interface
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Wireless Base Stations
  • Test and Measurement Equipment


Applications by Protocol

  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 100 Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate
  •  (EDR) requirements
  •  128G Fibre Channel
  •  25G/50G Consortium
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