Sunnyvale, Calif. Fujitsu Components America, Inc. has introduced the first in a series of connector modules for 4x I/O to support high-speed signal transmission. The modules increase I/O port density and available printed-circuit-board (PCB) space, and simplify high-speed signal routing on the main PCB.
The first module in the Multi-IO microGiGaCN series is the FCN-268Y032-A. This is a 2x2-stacked module of four, 4x links that meets InfiniBand, InfiniBand DDR, 10G Fiber Channel, and 10GBase-CX4 data rates in a 4-channel, bi-directional data-transfer mode. The module is designed to accommodate up to five modules (20 links) installed in a 1U configuration on a motherboard.
The FCN-268Y032-A has a 30 Vac rating and 240 milliohms contact resistance (signal)/ 180 milliohms (ground). When mated, it has a differential characteristic impedance of 100 ohms ±10 percent with a 100 ps rise time.
Each 2x2 module mounts to the PCB via a single, Fujitsu high-speed, board-to-board mezzanine connector, which is rated to 10 Gbits/s. Using only a single interface connector per module simplifies board design and reduces component count on the PCB, said the company, and the module's die-cast housing offers a robust, mechanical interface and improved EMI protection. Options for link-status LEDs and media detect circuitry are planned for future versions.
The FCN-268Y032-A is priced at $37.50 in quantities of 1,000. The high-speed interface connector is priced at $7.39 in quantities of 1,000.
Fujitsu Components America Inc., 1-800-380-0059, www.fujitsu.com/us/services/edevices/components