28 Dec '16, 7pm

Rivals make it easy for engineers to specify connectors, modules & cable assemblies

Rivals make it easy for engineers to specify connectors, modules & cable assemblies

Connector giants TE Connectivity and Molex have signed a dual-source agreement where the companies will both source connectors, modules, and other products designed for high-speed serial applications. Having two sources for these products means that engineers can specify both companies into designs and purchasing people won't be locked into one source, which mitigates potential delivery problems for production. Nathan Tracy The product lines cover high-speed I/O such as pluggable modules, and backplane products such as connectors for datacenters. Specifically, the agreement covers zSFP+ interconnects, zQSFP+ interconnects, CDFP interconnects, microQSFP interconnects, and Nano-Pitch I/O interconnects. The photo shows some of these products. The agreement covers electrical connectivity products, but not optical products although the pluggable module cages can be used with el...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/designcon-central-/4...

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