|[March 12, 2014]
Molex zCD™ AOC Interface Scalable Up To 400 Gbps
LISLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
The interface of the recently released Molex
active optical cable (AOC) interconnect solution has been selected
by the industry leading CDFP MSA as the interface for the consortium's
400 Gbps hot pluggable module. The zCD AOC assembly will be highlighted
at Molex (News - Alert) booth 3863, OFC 2014, March 11-13, San Francisco, CA.
"We are pleased to bring to market one of the highest density
interconnect assemblies available today," states Scott Sommers, global
group product manager, Molex. "The zCD AOC solution delivers a winning
form factor that will serve to advance industry adoption of 400 Gbps
data rate technology."
Scalable up to 400 Gbps, the zCD interconnect is ideal for high
bandwidth telecommunications, networking and enterprise computing data
signaling rates. Based on singlemode silicon photonics technology, the
Molex zCD AOC assembly transmits 28 Gbps over 16 bi-directional channels
with excellent signal integrity, electromagnetic interference (EMI)
protection and thermal cooling properties. The tight pitch of the zCD
interconnect solution enables OEMs to design systems of up to 5
terabytes capacity on one line card.
The zCD AOC transmits up to 4km for a fraction of the cost and power of
long-reach optical modules. At 6W of power dissipation, it offers one of
industry's lowest power fiber optic solutions and longest AC reaches.
The zCD AOC assemblies are designed for Ethernet, InfiniBand and
proprietary protocol applications.
The mating zCD connector is available in a short body version for
passive or active copper cables and a long body version for AOCs and
transceivers and features a straight, back-route footprint with a 0.75mm
pitch. An elastomeric gasket or metal spring fingers provides EMI
containment and suppression. Designed to accept a broad range of thermal
modules and heat sinks, the press-fit connector design ensures a robust
and simple board termination.
"The zCD interconnect solution offers a high level of integration,
performance and long-term reliability for Molex customers requiring 400
Gbps with individual lane data rates up to 28 Gbps," adds Sommers.
For more information about Molex zCD interconnect systems please visit www.molex.com/link/zcd.html.
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About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect
solutions for a number of markets including: data communications,
telecommunications, scientific, consumer electronics, industrial,
automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical and
lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing
locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com.
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