Molex Inc. has launched VersaBeam, a new product family focused on expanded-beam interconnects.
The first product introduced under the new banner is the VersaBeam POD (parallel optical device module) Cable Assemblies, which provide a low-profile, expanded-beam, 12-fiber solution specifically designed to mate with Avago Technologies' MicroPOD and MiniPOD parallel optic modules. The assemblies are the first on the market to meet Telcordia GR-1435 environmental specifications required by telecommunications equipment providers. The assemblies are available in both a 1.80 mm jacketed round version, in addition to the bare ribbon-fiber versions.
The VersaBeam POD Cable Assemblies feature a unique perpendicular mating capability to provide optimum airflow and ribbon cable management as well as increase real-estate opportunities on dense printed circuit boards (PCBs).
The VersaBeam POD assemblies are interconnected through the Molex line of front-panel and blind-mating optical backplane connectors, providing customers with a wide selection of high-density interconnects for a variety of system architecture designs. By using 24-, 48- and 72-fiber MT ferrules, VersaBeam POD assemblies can be mated to the Molex high density interconnects, including HBMT, Array Connector and Circular MT connectors.
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