New Product: Expanded zQSFP+ Product Portfolio

zQSFP+ Products

2.5 times more throughput than traditional QSFP solutions

zQSFP+ portfolio allows for a simple upgrade path from 10 Gbps to 28 Gbps

September 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced its expanded zQSFP+ (z-Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus) product portfolio, offering a data transfer rate of 28 Gbps to meet high-speed customer design requirements. TE Connectivity’s zQSFP+ interconnects offer 2.5 times more throughput than traditional QSFP solutions, and TE now offers one of the largest and most comprehensive zQSFP+ product portfolios on the market.


The zQSFP+ product portfolio allows for backwards compatibility with QSFP/QSFP+ cables and transceivers to allow for a simple upgrade path from 10 Gbps to 28 Gbps applications. The portfolio also offers improved performance (higher loss budget) for optics and copper cables at 10 Gbps. The entire zQSFP+ interconnect portfolio of behind and thru bezel cages includes various lightpipe and heat sink options to provide extensive design flexibility in function, cost savings, and performance.


“Our zQSFP+ interconnect solutions are ideal for 100G Ethernet and 100G InfiniBand applications, as well as current protocols supported by QSFP+,” said Lucas Benson, product manager at TE. “By delivering much more throughput than other solutions, our zQSFP+ connectors drive new levels of interconnect performance.”


Features and benefits of the zQSFP+ interconnect portfolio include:
• Four channels (4x) of 28+ Gbps data rates
• Excellent EMI protection through 28 Gbps
• Higher loss budget for optics and copper cables at 10 Gbps
• Dual-sourced products also available through Molex LLC

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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zQSFP+ is a part of the ZXP® family of connectors and uses ZXP technology. ZXP is a registered trademark of Molex LLC.