Cages and Connectors suit optical transceiver applications.

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OptoCage(TM) SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) cages complement 20-pin connectors (MECT series). With one-piece design, EMI suppression characteristics, and rigid materials and construction, OptoCage ensures stability and retention force. SMT connectors and cages (including press-fit, PCI press-fit, and solder lead versions) are designed to exact SFP specification, making them compatible with all make and model SFP optical transceivers and patch cables.



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Samtec Offers Connector and EMI Cages for SFP Optical Transceiver Applications



Samtec has announced the availability of the 20-pin SMT connector and a complete line of EMI cages for SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) optical transceiver applications. The availability of the connector and cage from a single supplier simplifies purchasing and inventory control when Ethernet distribution products are intended to include only SFP slots (connectors and cages). This allows any desired SFP transceivers or patch cables to be plugged in as needed.

Samtec has teamed with Picolight, Inc. to offer their industry leading OptoCage(TM) SFP cages from Samtec stock (SFPC series) to complement the 20-pin connector (MECT series). The Picolight OptoCage(TM) features a one-piece design, superior EMI suppression characteristics, and rigid materials and construction ensuring stability as well as the industry's highest retention force (patent pending). The SMT connector and cages (including press-fit, PCI press-fit, and solder lead versions) are designed to the exact SFP specification making them compatible with all make and model SFP optical transceivers and patch cables. Components may be ordered individually (MECT and SFPC series) or as a package kit (SFPK series). Price ranges from $9.00 - $15.00 per kit.

For more information on the SFP connector and cages, contact Samtec, Inc. P.O. Box 1147, New Albany, IN 47150. Telephone 812-944-6733. 1-800-SAMTEC-9. www.samtec.com or mail to: aps@samtec.com

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