I/O and backplane cable assemblies support 112Gbps PAM-4

February 22, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Molex' BiPass I/O and backplane cable assemblies provide a low-insertion-loss alternative to PCB traces capable of meeting 112 Gbps PAM-4 (pulse-amplitude modulation) protocol for today’s demanding industry requirements, datacentre and other customers designing TOR switches, routers and servers.

The  BiPass assemblies provide terminated I/O ports that connect via twinax cables to high density, high performance near-ASIC connectors in order to maintain the highest level of signal integrity from ASICs to the I/O. They also use near-ASIC connectors with low stack height for a smaller footprint within trays and panels to overcome space constraints. The cabling solution supports 56 Gbps and 112 Gbps PAM-4 implementation by dramatically reducing signal to noise ratios from the ASIC to I/O, with a one-piece design using board-mount connectors to ease installation for contract manufacturers. It can be easily customised to individual front panel configurations, according to the needs of specific applications. 

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