CPX Interconnect supports 120 Gbps total bandwidth.

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Supplied as one-piece, press-fit assembly, CXP pluggable connector and cage support InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification. Twelve channels support up to 10 Gbps data rates, and design also supports pluggable copper or optical transceivers as well as active optical cable options. With dual-sourced footprint that increases space between vias, product reduces cross-talk and improves electrical performance.


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New Enhanced-Footprint CXP Interconnect from TE Connectivity Supports Total Bandwidth of 120 Gbps Through 12 Channels of 10 Gbps

HARRISBURG, Pa. - To support the latest high-speed InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification, TE Connectivity (TE) has developed an enhanced-footprint CXP pluggable connector and cage in a convenient one-piece, press-fit assembly. This new product supports 12 channels of up to 10 Gbps data rates for a total bandwidth of 120 Gbps, offers improved electrical performance and supports pluggable copper or optical transceivers and active optical cable options. Engineered for applications in high-speed data environments, the CXP assembly mitigates EMI leakage at the bezel opening and at the cage-to-plug interface. With an enhanced, dual-sourced footprint that increases space between the vias, the product reduces cross-talk and improves electrical performance. The assembly's one-piece, press-fit design allows for quick and easy placement onto a PCB board -- eliminating the extra steps of assembling the connector and cage, thereby saving manufacturing time and cost. Threaded screw holes are also available as an optional enhancement to secure the CXP assembly onto a board. Product offerings include lightpipe and EMI/dust plug options as well as three different heat-sink heights to suit various thermal applications. Belly-to-belly mounting options for use on both sides of a PCB board are also offered for high port density applications that require space savings. Target applications include network switches, routers, storage devices, direct attached storage (DAS), storage attached networks (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), controller cards and servers. For more information on TE's new CXP pluggable connector and cage assembly, visit www.te.com/products/CXPGO or contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752. This product is currently being stocked by TE's authorized distributors. About TE Connectivity TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry-from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks-enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/. TE Connectivity, TE connectivity (logo) and TE (logo) are trademarks. Other logos, product and/or Company names might be trademarks of their respective owners.

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