High Speed I/O Connectors

Amphenol Information Communication & Commercial (Amphenol ICC) is a global provider of interconnect solutions to the designers and manufacturers of worldwide networking systems. Whether industry standard or custom design, Amphenol offers a full range of high speed plug and play I/O connector solutions with options to support Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Ethernet and Gigabit Technology with data ranges from 1 Gbps to 240 Gbps.

 

Cable Assemblies

Ultraport™ SFP+

The UltraPort™ SFP+ interconnect system is comprised of a 20-position hot swappable I/O connector enclosed in a metal cage mounted to a host PCB. It supports 28 Gbps applications with a backward compatibility for next generation Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. UltraPort™ SFP+ connector shares the same unique mating interface and EMI cage dimensions as the SFP+ form factor. The cages are built for use with several board thicknesses and assembly processes to accommodate server and switch applications for cost optimized solutions. The connector accepts multiple transceivers per INF-8081 and combines, transmits, and receives functions in a low cost, compact and flexible format. Stacked versions (2XN) consist of a 2-row cage with integrated connectors. We offer a wide variety of cage configurations, which have a two-piece construction with enhanced transceiver mating tabs available in press-fit or solder tail versions.

Ultraport™ QSFP+

The UltraPort™ QSFP+ interconnect system is comprised of a 38-position, 0.8mm pitch connector built for use in high speed serial applications. Each port offers 4 channels to increase port density which allows for more board real estate and cost optimized solutions. The UltraPort™ QSFP+ connector supports next generation 100G+ applications and transmits up to 28 Gbps/channel. It features a stamped and formed contact design providing improved mechanical durability. The resonance dampening features of the design allows for superior signal integrity performance. The design minimizes crosstalk and transmission line impedance discontinuity across the connector interface.

Expressport® SFP+

The ExpressPort® SFP+ interconnect system provides data transfer speeds of up to 16 Gbps. 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 ExpressPort® SFP+ unique cage construction features EMI shielding available in the form of metal spring fingers or elastomeric gaskets. Additional features available include light pipes, heat sinks and many other custom features.

Expressport® QSFP/QSFP+

The ExpressPort® QSFP+ interconnect system is comprised of a 38 position 0.8 mm pitch SMT connector, and a press-fit cage. With four channels of data in one pluggable, the system interface is capable of transferring data up to 28 Gbps/Channel, and replacing up to 4 standard SFP+ receptacles. These features result in greater port density and overall cost savings over traditional SFP+ products. Supporting standards include, Gigabit Ethernet, InfiniBand, and SONET/SDH with different data rate options. ExpressPort® QSFP+ includes cages in single, ganged and stacked configurations with multiple heat sink options supporting various thermal requirements and port status with light pipes options.

CFP2 / CFP4

The CFP2 series offers a 104 position, 0.6mm pitch connector designed to be compatible with 100 Gbps Form Factor Pluggable (CFP) Multi-Source Agreement for Ethernet and other applications. It is used in multi-hundred Gbps systems and is comprised of insert molding assemblies for top contacts and Press-Fit cage assemblies. Rated for 25 Gbps per channel with resonance dampening for improved signal integrity, CFP2 has up to 60% lower power consumption versus CFP. An optional riding heat sink ensures proper thermal dissipation. Compliable with IEEE and ITU-T applications, the CFP2 footprint is compatible with other industry suppliers.

CFP4 series offers a 56 position, 0.6mm pitch connector and is used in multi-hundred Gbps systems. It is comprised of insert molding assemblies for top side contacts and Press-Fit cage assemblies. Rated for 25 Gbps per channel with resonance dampening for improved signal integrity, CFP4 has up to 60% lower power consumption versus CFP. The CFP4 series includes a plug connector on the mating interface to improve accuracy and aid in delivering high speed performance. CFP4 has the ability to be a customized solution with an optional riding heat sink that ensures proper thermal dissipation. It is also compliable with IEEE and ITU-T applications.

SFP

Top-rated SFP connector solution with speeds up to 6 Gbps that accepts multiple transceivers per INF-8074i. These low cost, compact and flexible format cages have a 2-piece construction with enhanced transceiver mating tabs available in a press-fit or solder tail. Single-row versions (1xN) consist of SMT connectors used with a separate single-row cage and stacked versions (2xN) consist of a 2-row cage with integrated 2-row connectors. Longer and shorter pins are available as a custom option.

Mini SAS

The Mini-SAS external I/O connector system consists of a die-cast metal cage and a Compact Multi-Lane SMT connector. It supports Fiber Channel and InfiniBand standards, making it the perfect solution to the ever-growing demand of high-speed mass storage systems, servers, and storage area networks. Providing four serial send/receive channels per port, this connector system provides signal speeds of 6 Gbps per channel. The cage is mounted separately to the body so that the stress imposed by insertion and removal of the cable plug does not affect the signal/body solder joints. Mini-SAS satisfies the requirements of the INCITS T10 SAS 2.0 and SAS 2.1, and provides reverse keying for active copper cables per SAS 2.0 and SAS 2.