The new SFP+ Stacked Multi-Port Connectors are the latest additions to Molex's extensive Stacked SFP connector product line. These high-port-density connectors offer complete integration of the connector within a cage and include optional lightpipes to provide port-status indication to the user. These 25.50mm (1.004") height stacked connectors provide two rows of belly-to-belly vertically stacked SFP+ ports. The SFP+ product line encompasses connectors offered in six port configurations: 2-by-1,2-by-2,2-by-4,2-by-5,2-by-6 and 2-by-8. Superior Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) protection required for SFP+ speeds is achieved with either an elastomeric gasket or a metal gasket.
Like the standard Stacked SFP connectors, SFP+ connectors feature compliant-pin tails for attachment to the PCB. Application tooling is available for use with flat-rock press methods. Tin/Lead press-fit connector tails are provided as the standard option. Tin-plated tails are also available to meet lead-free requirements. The footprint of the connectors with light pipes is the same as the version without light pipes for each port configuration. Molex's SFP+ Stacked Multi-Port Connectors accept SFP MSA-compliant modules, allowing installers to configure and upgrade high-speed Ethernet and Fibre Channel (FC) ports.