QSFP Portfolio of Interconnects

Speed You Need, from Q(SFP) to z(QSFP)

Our complete quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP) connectors, including QSFP+ and zQSFP+ (QSFP28/56), provide a large range of simple and customizable design options. Our QSFP portfolio provides a simple upgrade path from 10 Gbps NRZ to 28 Gbps NRZ and 56 Gbps PAM-4 — including four channels of data in one pluggable interface. Each channel is capable of transferring data from 10 to 56 Gbps and supports a total of up to 200 Gbps per port. These interconnects have 3x the density of SFP products, and the QSFP product portfolio includes cages in single, ganged, and stacked configurations with various light pipe, bezel mount, and heat sink options.

Featured Product

QSFP28/56 Behind Bezel 1x6 Cage Assembly

Our new QSFP28/56 behind bezel 1x6 cage assembly which offers enhanced design flexibility for high density switches and routers.

 

  • Offers 4 channels (4x) of 32+ Gbps data rates
  • Supports 100 Gbps Ethernet (28 Gbps x 4), 100 Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) requirements and Fibre Channel applications
  • Can also be used in current 10 Gbps and 16 Gbps applications with substantial electrical margin.
  • Backwards compatible with existing QSFP optical modules and cable assemblies
  • Supports future 56 Gbps PAM-4 technologies

 

View thes Cage Assembly Products

↑DATA

Up to 56 gigabits per second data transfer rates

↓EMI

Improved EMI performance through 56 Gbps

10-56

Designed for simple upgrade from 10–56 Gbps

Product Features

zQSFP+ Connectors
  • Increased data rates up to 56 Gbps per lane
  • Supports 100 Gbps Ethernet, 200 Gbps Ethernet, 100 Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate, (EDR) requirements, 128G Fibre Channel,  25G/50G Consortium, 25G NRZ and 56G PAM-4 
  • 2.5 times more throughput than traditional QSFP solutions
  • Higher loss budget for optics and copper cables at 10 Gbps
  • Backwards compatible with QSFP+/QSFP28 cables and transceivers 
  • Dual-sourced product available through Molex LLC

Product Features

QSFP+ Connectors
  • 4 channels in one interface
  • Supports 10 Gbps Ethernet and 14 Gbps IB requirements (FDR)
  • 3–4x the density of SFP+ and XFP
  • Uses 38-position SMT connector
     

Select Applications

QSFP Product Portfolio
  • Network Interface
  • Switches, Servers, and Routers
  • Wireless Base Stations
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Storage and Optical Transport
     
Single and Ganged Cage Configurations with Multiple Bezel Mount Options
Single and Ganged Cage Configurations with Multiple Bezel Mount Options
Stacked Cage Configuration with EMI Springs
Stacked Cage Configuration with EMI Springs
Various Cage Configurations Available with Heat Sink and Lightpipe Options
Various Cage Configurations Available with Heat Sink and Lightpipe Options
Low Insertion Force Bezel Cage
Low Insertion Force Bezel Cages for high density faceplates.

Backwards Compatible and Flexible

for a Simple Upgrade Path

The backwards compatibility with QSFP+/QSFP28 cables and transceivers and the flexibility of the entire QSFP portfolio offer a simple upgrade path from 10 Gbps to 56 Gbps. The infographic below compares each product in this portfolio: 

Cage Configuration Options

Single, Ganged, and Stacked

The QSFP product portfolio includes cages in single, ganged, and stacked configurations with various light pipe, bezel mount, and heat sink options. 

Speed Comparison for QSFP/QSFP+ and zQSFP+ Interconnects

Speed Comparison for QSFP/QSFP+ and zQSFP+ Interconnects

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What data rate does QSFP product portfolio support?

A: zQSFP+ connectors support 100 Gbps Ethernet, 200 Gbps Ethernet, 100 Gbps InfiniBand (IB) Enhanced Data Rate, (EDR) requirements, 128G Fibre Channel,  25G/50G Consortium, 25G NRZ and 56G PAM-4.

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.

READ MORE ABOUT QSFP/QSFP+ CONNECTORS

  1. Designed Today for Future Speeds: zQSFP+ Interconnects (English)

Our portfolio of zQSFP+ interconnects offers 2.5 times more throughput than existing interconnect solutions to help meet today’s design challenges.

  • QSFP+ Connectors and Cable Assemblies (English)