Molex Incorporated, the manufacturer of electronic electronical and fiber optic interconnections systems that serve different types of industries including aerospace and defense has debuted their new products at the DesignCon 2017 Expo that took place in Santa Clara, CA. These included their new BiPass I/O and Backplane Cable Assemblies. These new products are a combination of QSFP+ ImpelTM and near ASIC connectors with thin Twinax cables. This allows them to create a more efficient technology that provides a low-insertion-loss alternative to PSC traces that increase their capabilities to 112 Gbps PAM-4 protocol.
I/O and backplane connections with high bandwidth speeds and efficiency that can also ensure proper thermal management for circuits that are densely packed are currently in high demand. They are needed to meet the high standards set by different industries today. Customers include those designing TOR switches, routers, and servers. All do not want to sacrifice signal integrity.
The highest amount of signal integrity is kept from ASICs to the I/O through BiPass Assemblies that provide terminated I/O ports that connect via twinax cables to high density ASIC connectors. Near-ASIC connectors are also a good choice for smaller footprint constraints. They have a low stack height and help overcome space constraints with their smaller trays and panels.
This new Bipass Assemblies are able to provide a complete solution to enable 56GBps and 112 GBps PAS-4 for customers. They are able to implement these functions and dramatically reduce signal to noise ratios from ASIC to I/O.The new product development manager at Molex, Brent Hatfield state “The integrated, one-piece design using board-mount connectors also ensures easy installation at the CM.”
Both of these application are good for different types of markets which include data communications and telecom and networking. Because each item is thoroughly tested, there is no need for customers to take on their own research and testing. They can also be easily modified to configurations that depend on each front panel, which depend on each application need.