TE Connectivity zQSFP Stacked Belly-To-Belly Cages

zQSFP+ stacked belly-to-belly cages

TE Connectivity zQSFP+ stacked belly-to-belly cages enable higher density switch designs using next-generation 48 and 64 silicon ports

TE Connectivity zQSFP Stacked Belly To Belly Cages

TE Connectivity’s new zQSFP+ stacked belly-to-belly cages with integrated connectors address the requirements for higher density switch and NIC designs using next-generation 48 and 64 silicon ports, including Open Compute Project (OCP) reference designs. These stacked cages support a single PCB architecture (versus two PCBs) in each line card, saving the customer significant costs. Like the rest of TE’s zQSFP+ portfolio, these cages and connectors support up to 28G NRZ and 56G PAM-4 data rates to achieve faster system speeds.

 

Features

  • Stacked belly-to-belly design enables single PCB architecture versus two PCBs per line card – offering significant cost savings
  • Support higher density switch designs using next-generation 48 and 64 silicon ports, including Open Compute Project (OCP) reference designs
  • Offers 4 channels (4x) of 28+ Gbps data rates
  • Supports 100 Gbps Ethernet (28 Gbps x 4), and 100 Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) requirements
  • Can also be used in current 10 Gbps and 16 Gbps applications with substantial electrical margin
  • Backwards compatible with existing QSFP optical modules and cable assemblies
  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM-4 technologies
  • Dual-sourced with Molex and are completely interchangeable

 

Applications

  • Switches
  • NIC cards

 

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