CFP2 56G connector system promises better insertion loss

Article By : Yamaichi Electronics

The host and plug connector system from Yamaichi Electronics targets analogue coherent optics modules needing reliable high-speed performance and can support applications using 50Gbit/s x four channels.

Yamaichi Electronics, a provider of CFP high-speed connectors for hot-pluggable optical transceiver form factors to enable 100Gbit/s applications, has introduced its CFP2 56Gbit/s host and plug connector system. According to the company, it is mainly used for analogue coherent optics modules or CFP2 modules requiring reliable high-speed performance, and can support applications using 25Gbit/s x 10 channels or 50Gbit/s x four channels.

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Designed in accordance with the MSA specification, the CFP2 56G connectors boast improved insertion loss and return loss by about 2dB, compared with general CFP2 28Gbit/s connectors in the market, stated the company. At 28GHz, the insertion loss of CFP2 28Gbit/s connector is -4.5dB whereas the CFP2 56Gbit/s connector has only -2dB. S-parameter and all measurement reports such as insertion loss, return loss, and cross talk can be provided on request.

The CFP2 56G connectors are mechanically-compatible with the CFP2 28Gbit/s connector, and are thus mating-compatible. The mechanical kit of CFP2 28Gbit/s connectors, which includes cage, connector cover, heatsink and clip, can be used with the CFP2 56Gbit/s connector, noted the company.

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