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Features and Applications
Tyco Electronics is the world’s leading connector manufacturer and has always been a leader in the development of pluggable I/O standards. The pluggable I/O interface offers significant advantages as a high speed I/O interconnect. With a standard equipment I/O interface and the flexibility of pluggable modules come the options for fiber and copper links, and various data rates and protocols.
Tyco Electronics continues to be engaged in new pluggable interface standards to support the rapidly changing market needs for higher bandwidth, and remains and industry leader with the technical expertise required to deliver superior designs for signal integrity and EMI at higher data rates.
Applications for this product include any high density, high speed I/O application in Storage, Networking, Supercomputing, Telecom, switches, routers, servers, hubs, storage, controllers and Network Interface Cards (NICs).
XFP Series is a cage/connector/module system that features gasketing for excellent EMI containment, a riding heatsink for thermal dissipation, an intuitive latching system, and a 30 position SMT connector based on the SFP connector design. Tyco Electronics also offers copper cable assemblies that plug directly into an XFP port for lower cost short-reach applications.
Tyco Electronics led in the mechanical design within the XFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The MSA specifies the mechanical and electrical requirements for the pluggable modules, cage hardware, thermal heat sinks and PCB connector. This technology converts serial electrical signals to external serial optical or electrical signals and is intended to be flexible enough to support OC192/STM-64, 10x Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10G Ethernet.1489948-2 is an XFP Series Heat Sink Clip.