Amphenol High Speed I/O meets customers’ high speed connector requirements
Amphenol ICC is a global provider of interconnect solutions to designers and manufacturers of Internet enabling systems. With our design creativity, simulation and testing capability, and cost effectiveness, Amphenol leads the way in interconnect development for internet equipment, infrastructure, enterprise networks, and appliances. Whether industry standard or application-specific designs are required, Amphenol ICC provides customers with products that enable performance at the leading edge of next-generation, high-speed technology.
Amphenol’s ExpressPort™ SFP+ 1xN connector, when combined with the ExpressPort™ SFP+ cage, provides data transfer speeds of up to 25 Gbps. This is the highest speed in the market for the SFP+ series. The design of the ExpressPort™ SFP+ connector minimizes impedance discontinuities and reflections at high data rates, and provides a 10 to 20 dB improvement in Near-End Crosstalk. The connectors accept multiple transceivers per SFF-8431 and are compliant with SFF-8081 and SFF-8083 specifications. Our unique ExpressPort™ SFP+ cage features enhanced EMI shielding options in the form of metal spring fingers or elastomeric gaskets. Ganged versions are compliant with the SFF-8433 standard. The ExpressPort™ SFP+ 2xN combos consist of an integrated stacked connector system and a cage with compliant press-it pins or solder tail.
The ExpressPort™ QSFP+/QSFP interconnect system and the stacked combos are comprised of 38-position 0.8mm pitch SMT connectors, as well as press-fit cages intended for external connections. Each port offers 4 channels which increases port density and contributes to cost savings. The ExpressPort™ QSFP+ E-Series connector family is rated at 28 Gbps per channel. It features a stamped and formed contact design providing improved mechanical durability, an integrated grounding structure, and resonance dampening features for superior crosstalk performance. The contact design is optimized for a smooth impedance profile resulting in improved SI performance.
The Amphenol CXP connectors come in a one-piece press-fit assembly system with twelve channels of up to 20 Gbps, resulting in 240 Gbps of total bandwidth. This allows our CXP to go beyond the 100 Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3ba and the Infiniband CXP 12x QDR standards. The CXP series is the fastest and most dense I/O on the market today. It enables pluggable copper or optical cables to increase the flexibility of system level hardware for end users, and offers reduced cross-talk. The CXP interconnect system offers plug-to-receptacle containment with the various EMI gasket and EMI spring finger options, and is ideal for network switches, routers, servers and storage devices.
Amphenol’s CFP2 SMT Connector (surface mount receptacle connector) is the future of multi hundred Gbps systems. CFP2 is comprised of 104 position, 0.6mm pitch host and pluggable connectors. It is rated for 28 Gbps per channel with resonance dampening for improved signal integrity. The plug connector on the mating interface improves accuracy and aids in achieving high speed performance. The CFP2 interconnect system includes insert molding assemblies for top side contacts and press-fit cage assemblies complying with IEEE and ITU-T applications.
The SFP interconnect system consists of a 20-position hot swappable I/O connector enclosed in a metal cage mounted to a host PCB. It is designed to support Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel applications. The connector accepts multiple transceivers per INF-8074i and combines, transmits, and receives functions in a low cost, compact and flexible format. We offer a wide variety of cage configurations, which have a two-piece construction with enhanced transceiver mating tabs available in press-it or solder tail versions. Stacked versions (2XN) consist of a 2-row cage with integrated connectors. The entire assembly in press-fit pin compliant. Main applications of the SFP series include servers, storage, switches, and networking equipment