Host Connectors are suitable for XFP standard modules.

Press Release Summary:

Right-angle SMT Host Connectors, for 10 Gigabit XFP Small Form Factor Pluggable Modules, feature 0.8 mm pitch, 30-position design. They are suitable for connecting switches, routers, and other storage equipment. Both XFP modules and host system are hot-pluggable.

Original Press Release:

30-Circuit Host Connectors form Molex Designed for New 10 Gigabit XFP Standard

DesignCon 2003, Santa Clara, CA. - January 28, 2003 - Connect storage equipment reliably with the new 30-circuit XFP host connectors from Molex Incorporated. These Molex interconnects are used with 10 Gigabit XFP Small Form Factor Pluggable Modules, and they are referenced in the XFP Standard. They are ideal for connecting switches, routers and other storage equipment.

These right-angle SMT connectors feature a 0.8mm pitch, 30-position design. Both the XFP modules and host system are hot-pluggable.

The XFP host connector adds to Molex's growing family of 10 Gigabit solutions that includes the 70-circuit XPAK/XENPAK connector.

Pricing for the 30-circuit XFP connector depends on quantity. For example, when purchased in quantities of 10,000, these 30-circuit interconnects would cost approximately $3.60 each. Typical lead time is three to four weeks.

Molex Incorporated is a 64-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 54 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries. The Molex Website address is

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