FCI (Etters, PA) has expanded the QSFP+ (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable) portion of its XLerate High Speed I/O product line offerings to include passive copper and active optical cable offerings that are fully compliant to the Infiniband FDR (Fourteen Data Rate - 14 Gb/s per channel) specification. The QSFP+ system and form factor is particularly well suited for high transactional system applications that are typically deployed in data center, networking and high performance computing platforms. Features include:

  • Full compliance to the SFF-8436 specifications.
  • A minimum of four times the port bandwidth capability when compared to existing SFP+ systems.
  • An SMT 38-position RoHS-compliant edge card connector (10 G).
  • A PCB-mounted EMI metal cage with a die-cast heat sink.
  • An associated mounting clip.

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