Features and Advantages

Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable (QSFP)

Q: What data rate does QSFP product portfolio support?

A: zQSFP+ connectors support 100 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand requirements. QSFP+ connectors support up to 10 Gbps per channel Ethernet (40G total) and 14 Gbps per channel InfiniBand (56 Gbps total).


Q: Is TE’s footprint compatible with other suppliers?
A: Single port QSFP+ cages are industry standard footprints. Most zQSFP+ cages are footprint compatible with Molex. It is always recommended to double check PCB footprint and bezel cutout compatibility.


Q: Are heat sinks available?
A: Yes, we offer a generous portfolio of heat sink heights and styles, as well as custom heat sinks upon request.


Q: Is application tooling required?
A: Single port cage assemblies require only flat-rock tooling, while ganged and stacked assemblies require specific application tooling.


Q: What are the main differences between TE's QSFP+ and zQSFP+ products?
A: Electrically, QSFP+ is a 10 Gbps solution while zQSFP+ is a 28 Gbps solution. Mechanically, they share the same interface, but the footprint of zQSFP+ is slightly deeper than QSFP+.