Endicott, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
Cables on Demand, a division of Amphenol Corporation [NYSE:APH], is pleased to introduce a suite of 48.0 Gbps QDR-optimized connector, cage and cage/connector combo products for the IT hardware market. Available now at CablesOnDemand.com, Amphenol’s exclusive electronic marketplace; these next-generation interconnects are offered in a variety of configurations including QSFP+ Cages and QSFP+ Connectors, as well as Mini-SAS HD Connector/Cage Combos. QSFP+ and Mini-SAS HD represent the emerging nexus of hardware interface standards capable of aggregate signaling rates of 48.0 Gigabits per second or greater.
Amphenol's half-century of interconnect manufacturing expertise shines through with each and every product in its growing catalog of connectors and cages according to Nick Blas, Product Marketing Manager for Amphenol Cables on Demand. "Amphenol is one of the few interconnect manufacturers qualified to engineer a comprehensive interconnect system; in which each individualized component is optimized to maintain signal integrity and overall product intermateability – even under the strain of extreme high-bandwidth applications". This systemic engineering approach permits Amphenol to push the performance envelope and produce products better suited for today’s evolving high-speed interface standards.
The first QDR (Quad Data Rate) interconnect platform recently introduced via Cables on Demand consists of Amphenol’s impressive new series of ExpressPort™ QSFP+ Connectors and QSFP+ Cages. QSFP+ Connectors and QSFP+ Cages from Amphenol High Speed Interconnects combine to form a complete QSFP+ interconnect system. Consisting of a press-fit cage assembly and an accompanying 38-position 0.8 mm pitch connector, Amphenol's QSFP+ interconnect platform meets or exceeds the latest QSFP transceiver specifications per SFF-8436. Prices start at only $12.83 for a 1x1 Single Port QSFP+ Cage (P/N: U90-H1R1-101A).
For OEMs in search of higher density cage options, Amphenol's U90-G351-103A ExpressPort™ QSFP+ High-Speed Interconnect System is comprised of a 38-position press-fit 1x3 tri-port cage platform designed to comply with the latest SFF-8436 Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) Transceiver Specifications. The 40-Gigabit Ethernet optimized interconnect system is capable of supporting data rates beyond 12.0 Gbps per channel (4 channels) and is intended for external connections (38-position connector). Optical-ready cage architecture features integrated polycarbonate square light pipes with 2.6mm x 2.6mm outlets.
The second QDR (Quad Data Rate) interconnect platform recently introduced via Cables on Demand includes Amphenol’s revolutionary new Mini-SAS HD Connector & Cage Combo. Mini-SAS HD (High-Density) Connectors and Cages from Amphenol High Speed Interconnects represent the next generation interconnect solution for storage OEM's seeking SAS 3.0 capabilities. The Mini-SAS HD interconnect system is comprised of a 36-position, 2-row, press-fit connector and stamped and formed cage assembly as one unit [connector/cage combo] complying with the latest SFF-8644 specifications. Prices start at only $13.54 for a 1x1 Single Port Mini-SAS HD Cage & Connector Combo (P/N: U92-A110-1001-10).
In the case of new high-density networked data storage devices, Amphenol's innovative U92 Series (U92-A410-1001-1) Mini-SAS High Density (HD) Four Port 1x4 Cage & Connector Combo represents the next generation SAS system, with 4x and 16x cable plugging options to provide faster data transmission and more bandwidth for end users. The Mini-SAS HD connector system has a two-row, right-angle connector operating at 12.0 Gbps per channel. Each connector handles 4 lanes of data for up to 48.0 Gbps of total data throughput. This connector will mate with active copper and optical cable assemblies, as well as active pluggable modules for extended-length applications in data centers.
All of the interconnect products discussed above are available now for same-day shipment from Amphenol Cables on Demand’s Endicott, NY-based fulfillment center. Bulk discounts are available in quantities above 50 pieces. Cables on Demand offers Free UPS Ground Shipping on all orders over $75.00 and periodically offers special promotional discounts. To place an order online, customers can visit the Cables on Demand website (http://www.CablesOnDemand.com) or call the company’s Toll Free Customer Service Call Center at 1-866-223-2860. All major credit cards are accepted and NET30 payment terms are available on approved credit.
As a special one-time-only promotional event in celebration of Amphenol’s new connector and cage product launch at Cables on Demand, prospective buyers can enjoy a complimentary 20% discount off of their first connector/cage purchase through July 30th, 2012. This exclusive 20% off discount can be redeemed by entering Coupon Code ‘CAGES20’ at checkout via the Cables on Demand website. Limit one coupon code redemption per-user per-day. Discount valid on connector/cage products only.
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) is the second largest manufacturer of connectors and cables worldwide, comprised of over fifty industry-leading divisions including Times Fiber Communications, Times Microwave Systems, Teradyne Connection Systems, Amphenol Interconnect Products, Amphenol High Speed Interconnects and Amphenol RF. Since 1934, Amphenol Engineers have designed innovative interconnect solutions such as the BNC and UHF connector series, SKEWCLEAR wire technology, and XCede backplane architecture.
Amphenol Cables on Demand, launched in 2006, is Amphenol's first wholly owned subsidiary optimized for the distribution of Amphenol brand cable products online. Based in Endicott, NY, Cables on Demand offers same day shipping before 3:00 PM Eastern on over 3,000 unique cable and connector SKUs. The company's high product mix supports a vast array of applications including Network, Broadcast, Test, Instrumentation, Audio/Video, Data Storage, Clustered Computers, Prototyping, Automation, Industrial Control, WiFi, Automotive and Avionics.