Molex Showcases High-Speed Interconnect Solutions at ECOC 2013

5th September 2013
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
Molex Showcases High-Speed Interconnect Solutions at ECOC 2013

Molex Incorporated will demonstrate a complete end to end 100G link operating at 25.78 Gb/s per lane during this year’s ECOC. The demonstration will showcase Molex PSM4 (Parallel Single Mode Quad 4) Active Optical Pigtails, PCB interconnects and blind-mate expanded beam backplane connector systems. Supporting 100 Gb/s Ethernet and 100 Gb/s Inifiniband* Enhanced Data Rate applications, the PSM4 Active Optical Cable and zQSFP+ electrical interconnects transmit rates up to 4 km with excellent cooling, unparalleled signal integrity, superior EMI protection and the lowest power consumption in the optical industry.

The demonstration highlights Molex’s complete end-to-end solutions in supplying 100G links to interconnect all facets of OEM equipment to large scale data center links up to  4 km.

Fully compliant with the ANSI-ratified 66.1 specification, the compact VITA 66.1 optical dual MT backplane solution ensures VPX system engineers optimal simplicity in design and functionality for harsh environments. The system meets the defined requirements outlined by VITA 66.0 for blind mate fibre optic interconnects used with VITA 46 VPX architecture based backplanes and plug-in modules and features a robust aluminium housing to withstand extreme temperature ranges, as well as shock and vibration environments. The Molex VITA 66.1 connector system incorporates unique ferrule retaining features to streamline tool-less MT assembly installation and maintenance.

Molex subsidiary Polymicro invites visitors to the stand to test the newly developed 200/230 Optical Fibre for Data Communications and Factory Automation and Process Control. With strength well over industry standard of 150 kpsi and typical attenuation of less than 6 dB/km at 850 nm and less than 10 dB/km at 650 nm, this fibre is extremely dependable even in harsh environmental conditions. It is also Crimp-and-Cleave compatible and Euro RoHS compliant.

A wide range of Plastic Optical Fibre (POF) cable assemblies, simplex or duplex, is also offered from Molex suitable for consumer (set top boxes), medical and industrial applications (wind turbines, drives, power transmission and distribution/smart grid, sensors, networking, factory automation, etc…). For galvanic isolation and data communication purposes, POF cable assemblies are available in accordance to customer needs: specific lengths, guaranteed operating temperature range options, different jacket types with or without UL certification and different connector types.  Combined with the 650 nm SMI 106108 transceiver series, Molex offers a complete solution for Ethernet applications (10-100 Mbps) and any proprietary protocols (up to 250 Mbps) over 50 m maximum.

Throughout the exhibition, experts from Molex will be on hand to provide visitors to the stand (221) with advice and guidance on selecting interconnect solutions for their own specific applications.

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