TE Connectivity's SFP+ product family extends the use of the Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) interconnect up to 10Gb/s. This system meets the performance requirements of SFF (Small Form-Factor) specification SFF-8431 and supports 8G Fiber Channel and 10G Ethernet applications. The SFP+ product family includes cages, connectors, and copper cable assemblies.
The ganged (single-row) SFP+ cages are offered in two designs that address EMI containment - with EMI springs and with elastomeric gaskets. Single port cages are offered with EMI springs only. The cages come in single port, 1x2, 1x4, and 1x6 port configurations. Lightpipes are also an option for all SFP+ cage styles.
The 20 position SMT connectors for single-row applications include an enhanced contact design for lower loss at the higher data rates. The connector maintains compliance with the original SFP MSA, making it a drop-in replacement.