High-Speed Assemblies

High-speed cable assemblies with micro coax and twinax cable, for differential and single-ended applications. Assemblies include future-proof, high-density array, integral ground plane, hermaphroditic, rugged Edge Rate® and high-speed PCI Express® systems.


Edge Card Cable SystemsEdge Card Twinax High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature standard or equalized twinax cable for optimized performance.

Features
  • 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Equalized option increases usable cable length and data rate
Series
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  • ECDP
  • ECDP-E
  • HSEC8-DV
Edge Card Cable Systems

Firefly™ Micro Flyover System™FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™

Future-proof system easily upgrades from copper to optical using the same connector system. Highest 14 Gbps bandwidth density available.

Features
  • Electrical: performance to 28 Gbps
  • Optical: 14 Gbps and 28 Gbps
  • x12 unidirectional or bidirectional
  • Easy upgrade electrical to optical
  • Micro rugged two-piece connector
  • Full optical and half optical solutions
  • Proven 850 nm VCSEL technology
Series
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  • ECUE
  • ECUE-E
  • ECUO
  • ETUO
  • FIK-FIREFLY-XX
  • PCUE
  • PCUO
  • UCC8
  • UEC5
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Firefly™ Micro Flyover System™

Q Series®Q Series® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature an integral ground/power plane, micro coax and micro twinax cable.

Features
  • Performance to 20.00 Gbps for 0.25 m
  • Surface mount, edge mount or panel mount terminations
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Rugged screw mounts or retention pin options
Series
V
  • 6QCD
  • 6QDP
  • 6QDPS
  • EQCD
  • EQDP
  • HQCD
  • HQDP
  • QSE
  • QSE-DP
  • QSH
  • QSH-DP
  • QTE
  • QTE-DP
  • QTH
  • QTH-DP
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Q Series®

SEARAY™SEARAY™ High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed, high-density array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance to 16.00 Gbps for 0.25 m
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Positive latching system
  • Terminal end options
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • 36 AWG coax high-speed cable
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
Series
V
  • SEAC
  • SEAF
  • SEAF-RA
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SEARAY™

SEARAY™ 0.80 mmSEARAY™ 0.80 mm Pitch Ultra High-Density Array Cable Assemblies

These ultra high-density, high-speed array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance to 35.00 Gbps
  • 50% board space savings versus .050" (1.27 mm) pitch SEARAY™
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • Supports PCIe® Gen 3 and SAS3 protocols
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • 34 AWG micro ribbon coax cable
  • Up to 300 I/Os
  • 8 and 10 row designs
Series
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  • ESCA
  • SEAF8
  • SEAM8
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SEARAY™ 0.80 mm

Z-Ray®Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Cable Assemblies

These ultra low profile cable assemblies feature Eye Speed® twinax cable and mating board level interposer to achieve 28+ Gbps high-speed performance.

Features
  • 34 AWG twinax ribbon cable
  • 0.80 mm pitch
  • 8 or 16 pairs
  • 100 ohm signal routing
  • Choice of wiring options
  • Edge card option for end 2
  • Rugged metal cage for mating board level interposer
Series
V
  • ZCC
  • ZCI
  • ZRDP
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Z-Ray®

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature rugged Edge Rate® contacts and Eye Speed® micro coax or twinax cable.

Features
  • Performance to 15.00 Gbps for 0.25 m
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Latching system available
  • Hot swappable
Series
V
  • ERCD
  • ERDP
  • ERF8
  • ERM8
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Edge Rate®

Q Rate®Q Rate® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature a ground plane, micro coax or twinax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance to 8.00 Gbps for 0.25 m
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Slim body design
  • 32 AWG twinax and 34 AWG coax high-speed cable
Series
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  • EQRD
  • EQRP
  • QRF8
  • QRF8-DP
  • QRM8
  • QRM8-DP
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Q Rate®

Razor Beam™Razor Beam™ High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These micro rugged, high-speed cable assemblies feature Eye Speed® micro coax cable.

Features
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • 38 AWG micro ribbon coax cable
  • Rugged screw down option
  • Vertical or right-angle end options
  • 0.50 mm (.0197") pitch
Series
V
  • HLCD
  • LSHM
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Razor Beam™

Direct Connect Cable SystemDirect Connect Cable System

High-speed, low cost cable assembly with press-fit termination directly to the PCB board.

Features
  • Press fit termination to the PCB board
  • Ultra low 3 mm profile
  • Supports and surpasses PCIe® Gen 3 speed at 2 meters
  • 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • 30 AWG twinax ribbon cable
Series
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  • DCH
  • HSEC8-DV
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Direct Connect Cable System

PCI Express®PCI Express® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

High-speed jumper cables support one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links.

Features
  • Performance to 9.80 Gbps for 0.25 m
  • Supports 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCI Express® links
  • Standard positions of 36, 64, 98 and 164
  • 30 AWG standard ribbon cable and shielded twinax cable
Series
V
  • PCIE
  • PCIEC
  • PCIE-LP
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PCI Express®

Low Cost CoaxLow Cost Coax

Low cost, high-performance micro coax cable assemblies.

Features
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • 38 AWG micro coax cable
  • Compact design for space saving applications
Series
V
  • FCF8
  • FCS8
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Low Cost Coax

Shielded Twisted Pair CableShielded Twisted Pair Cable System

High-speed shielded twisted pair cable assembly for 100 ohm applications.

Features
  • 100 ohm signal routing
  • 28 AWG shielded twisted pair cable
  • Terminal and socket end options available
  • Choice of cable length
Series
V
  • C28S
  • CJT-BH
  • CJT-TH
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Shielded Twisted Pair Cable

Flyover QSFP28 Cable SystemFlyover QSFP28 Cable System

This direct attach flyover QSFP28 cable assembly flies critical high-speed signals over the PCB for improved and extended signal integrity.

Features
  • Backward compatible with all QSFP cable assemblies
  • Eye Speed® 30 AWG 100 ohm twinax cable
  • Press-fit tails for low speed signals/power to PCB
  • No re-timers required for reduced cost and power consumption
  • Improved thermal dissipation by allowing ICs to be placed in preferred locations
  • Multiple end 2 options available
Series
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  • FQSFP
  • QSFP8
  • QSFPC
  • QSFPK
Flyover QSFP28 Cable System

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