QSFP-DD Connectors and Cable Assemblies

QSFP-DD for High-Performance Computing

QSFP-DD (quad small form-factor pluggable double density) doubles the density of QSFP interconnects with an eight-lane electrical interface capable of 28 Gbps NRZ or 56 Gbps PAM-4 to achieve 200 or 400 Gbps aggregate per port. Our QSFP-DD connector portfolio’s backwards compatibility allows existing QSFP modules to be plugged into QSFP-DD ports. Additionally, our QSFP-DD cages feature a proprietary heat sink design, making them the only solution to work in 15-18W applications at a low cost – providing superior thermal and signal integrity performance.

NEW

2x1 QSFP-DD Cages and Connectors

TE’s new QSFP-DD 2x1 cages and connectors add to the wide range of existing QSFP-DD surface mount products, providing customers with additional design options for 400G applications, through a robust, consistent and cost effective solution. These products address both 28G NRZ and 56G PAM-4 protocols, with a roadmap to 112G PAM-4 for future system upgrades. QSFP-DD 2x1 cages and connectors’ stacked configuration allows for more height from the host board to allow for a more unified airflow and larger ASIC heat sink. These solutions can be a cost effective, cooling high power applications (15-18W) by leveraging proprietary heat sink technology. 

2x1 QSFP-DD Connector & Cages

2X

DOUBLES THE DENSITY OVER QSFP WITH EIGHT DIFFERENTIAL PAIRS CAPABLE OF 50 GBPS EACH TO ACHIEVE 400GBE

COOL

PROVIDES SUPERIOR THERMAL AND SIGNAL INTEGRITY PERFORMANCE

FAST

SUPPORT NEXT GENERATION HIGH DENSITY DATA CENTER/CLOUD COMPUTING DATA TRANSFER SOLUTIONS

Product Features

QSFP-DD Connectors
  • Faceplate density equal to current 1xN QSFP28 
  • 1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x5 and 1x6 cages available
  • Cages are belly-to-belly compatible
  • Connector is traditional SMT with 4 rows 
  • Multiple heatsink and lightpipe options available 
  • Customizable with standard PCIe, SAN and NET heatsink heights, or to customer defi ned requirements 
  • 1, 2 and 4 lightpipe configurations
QSFP-DD Connector & Cages
QSFP-DD Connector & Cages

Product Features

QSFP-DD Cable Assemblies
  • QSFP-DD cable assemblies are similar to QSFP28 4 channel (8 pair), but use double the channels to 8 (16 pair) by using a 2nd row of contact/pad locations on the front of the PCB 
  • Maximum cable reaches to meet IEEE 802.3cd SDD21 requirement of -17.28dB at 13.28 GHz
  • 16 pair 28AWG cable maximum fit (2.5m), plans for as small as 32AWG
  •         QSFP-DD to QSFP-DD 
  •         QSFP-DD to 2x and 4x QSFP28/56 
  •         QSFP-DD to 8x SFP28/56 
QSFP-DD Cable Assembly
QSFP-DD Cable Assembly

Applications

QSFP-DD Connectors & Cable Assemblies
  • Servers 
  • Switches 
  • Routers 
  • Data centers 
  • High performance computing
  1. DesignCon 2019: QSFP-DD 12.8T Switch > 15W Thermal Performance

Click video to watch the QSFP-DD thermal demo consists of a 1RU enclosure with 32 ports of the QSFP-DD 400Gbps input/output (I/O) populated with thermal emulator modules. The demo allows programmable control of airflow and per module power dissipation levels up to 15 Watts, demonstrating realistic operation of a 12.8Tbps 1RU enclosure.

  • DesignCon 2019: 3m+ QSFP-DD 400G Passive Copper Cable Link

  • DesignCon 2019: QSFP-DD Thermal Bridge