Molex offers the zSFP+ SMT Connectors to support 25 Gbps data rates and deliver unparalleled signal integrity with excellent EMI protection for next-generation Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Superior signal integrity (SI), mechanical, and electrical performance are assured through a patent-pending preferential coupling design that uses a narrow-edge, coupled, blanked- and formed-contact geometry and insert molding. Constructed with a high-temperature thermoplastic housing, these connectors withstand lead-free processing in an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. Fully backward compatible, the zSFP+ SMT Connectors use the same PCB footprint, mating interface, and EMI cage dimensions as SFP+ form factor connectors, enabling them to be used as a drop-in replacement for current SFP+ designs. Capable of handling 25 Gbps data rates to support current 10 Gbps Ethernet and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel applications with additional margin without changing the host board design, the zSFP+ SMT Connectors offered by Molex are well-suited for telecommunication and data communication equipment.