Yamaichi expands QSFP series for data networking

High speed connectors for the data networking market have been added to by Yamaichi Electronics, which has announced the QSFP56 host connector.

The QSFP56 host connector supports HDR 200G Infiniband. It is able to transmit signals at 56 Gbits per second per channel and complies with the standards SFF- 8436 and SFF-8662 as a card-edge interface connector to the transceiver module.

Yamaichi Electronics has designed the QSFP56 to type A, with a pin count of 38 which is the same as of previous versions with less speed (the QSFP, QSFP+ and QSFP28). All contacts are gold-plated 0.76 micron minimum and are reliable for high-speed data transmission. The connector is also designed for surface mount technology mounting. The mating face is compatible with Yamaichi’s previous versions.

The company also offers a mechanical kit for use with QSFP56, including cage, heatsink, heatsink clip and light pipe as optional components.

Yamaichi Electronics has also developed the QSFP-DD connector which has been tested and complies with IEEE 802.3 ck (112 Gb/ch PAM4 modulation), reports the company.

Both connectors are in mass production today.

Yamaichi Electronics provides test and burn-in sockets, connectors and connection systems. The company provides components for demanding applications in semiconductor, industrial automation, automotive, data networking, test and measurement, medical, mobile computing and embedded computing.


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