Mouser Electronics is now stocking the zCD Interconnect System connector from Molex. Offering a high level of integration, performance, long-term reliability and a compact form-factor that will help enable widespread adoption of 400Gbps technology, the zCD connector from Molex supports high-bandwidth, next-generation Ethernet applications in telecommunications, networking, and enterprise computing environments.
The Molex zCD Interconnect System connector enables 4.4TBps with 11 modules on a line card to support next-generation 400 Gigabit Ethernet. Part of Molex’s zCD Interconnect System, this short-body passive connector accepts both passive and active copper cables. The compact form factor is constructed on a straight, back-route footprint with a 0.75mm pitch. The small pitch eliminates footprint side-routing, and the overall design of the connector provides excellent port-count density with close placement along the panel.
Molex’s zCD Interconnect System connector comes equipped with an elastomeric gasket for superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) containment and suppression, a press-fit connector design to ensure a robust and simple board termination, and excellent thermal management that accepts a broad range of customer-specified thermal modules and heat sinks. The connector is suitable for a wide variety of Ethernet-based applications, including telecommunication devices, core switches, routers, data centers, enterprise computing devices, Top of Rack (TOR) switches, and any other Ethernet application requiring 400Gbps interfaces.
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