Z-Axis Pluggable Solution

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The Z-Axis pluggable family of products includes right angle host connectors and cage assemblies that enable the use of high-speed hot-pluggable transceiver modules for horizontal front-panel access.

The right angle host connectors and module holders conform to the specifications and host-board layouts as defined by the various Multi-Source Agreements (MSAs) listed below. These MSAs bring together leading networking, system, semiconductor and connector companies, including Molex, from the telecom and datacom markets to create the specifications for these products.


  • 30-pin, 0.80mm (.031”) pitch connector with SMT leads for high-speed data transmission
  • Coplanarity of solder terminals within 0.10mm (.004”) for processing reliability
  • Card entry slot accepts 1.0mm (.039”) thick integrated circuit board for use with MSA-compliant pluggable modules
  • Alignment posts provide stable placement on the PCB during processing
  • Standoffs allow easy PCB cleaning after soldering
  • Tape-and-reel packaging for SMT robotic placement
  • SMT design provides option for connector placement on either side of the PCB
  • High-temperature thermoplastic, UL94V-0, for dimensional stability
  • Select-gold plated contacts with a choice of plating thicknesses for optimizing cost and performance


  • Data Networking Equipment
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Servers
    • Storage devices