Incorporated announces the availability of its QSFP+ low power 56
Data Rate Active Optical Cable (AOC) which delivers a reliable and
less costly solution for aggregated data rates up to 56 Gbps over
reaches up to 4 km at Super Computing 2012, November 10-16 in Salt Lake
City, UT, Molex booth 3745. The QSFP+ 56 Gbps AOC integrated cable
requires less than 1 W per cable, and provides the flexibility of
traditional optical modules by interfacing to systems via a standard
Multiple Source Agreement QSFP (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable)
"The QSFP+ 56 Gbps AOC solution from Molex provides up to 4 km of reach
yet uses less than 1 W of power," states Brent Hatfield, product
manager, Molex. "As data centers and scalable HPC clusters become larger
and more distributed, Molex singlemode solution provides customers with
a lower-cost alternative that can interconnect at medium range distances
at a fraction of long range optics costs. This also provides customers
with a clear path to speed upgrades without having to continuously
upgrade their structured cabling, and the standard QSFP+ port is an
economical, readily available interconnect to support those
Featuring four bi-directional optical data links per end, each operating
at data rates from 1.0 to 14.0 Gbps, Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) AOC cables
from Molex are compatible with multiple protcols including InfiniBand*
FDR, 10Gb Ethernet, SAS 2.0 and 3.0 (6 and 12 Gbps), Fibre Channel (8
and 10 Gbps). A low Bit Error Rate of 10e-18 errors provides increased
data reliability and a robust link compared to standard transceivers
with 10e-15 errors per link. The cables are also available in a low loss
pigtail version, which allows customers to install the singlemode fiber
separately and connect to the pigtail version to avoid constant
high-cost cable upgrades as bandwidth increases.
The 56 Gbps AOC cables from Molex are available in lengths up to 4 km
(2.49 miles) for optimal design flexibility. The singlemode fiber
technology provides a longer reach than copper and multimode fiber
solutions in data center and campus environments. The firmware is field
flashable via a I2C bus so cables can be reflashed while in the host
For more information about the low power 56 Gbps FDR AOC, please visit www.molex.com/link/fdraoc.html.
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About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect
solutions for a number of markets including data communications,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,
medical, military and lighting. Established in 1938, the company
operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16 countries. The Molex website
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