Rutronik distributes the MEG-Array connectors from FCI featuring 28Gbps for use in next-generation pluggable optical transceivers.

The FCI MEG-Array® connectors are designed to meet the needs of high speed, high density applications such as telecom, datacom and instrumentation. They provide a legacy electrical interface to PAROLI, SNAP-12, POP4, PPOD embedded optical modules and 300 pin MSA transponders. The 28 Gbps high-speed links through 4mm stack height connectors meet/exceed the requirements of the OIF Reach specification (CEI-28G-SR) for insertion loss (IL), insertion loss deviation (ILD), return loss (RL) and integrated cross-talk noise (ICN). In addition, eye patterns, bit-error rate (BER) and bathtub curve (BTC) simulations demonstrate full 28 Gbps performance without signal conditioning.

FCI’s connectors come with a combination of multiple stack heights (4mm to 14mm) and sizes (81 signals to 528 signals) to ensure design flexibility. A BGA (ball grid array) attachment supports low cost, standard SMT assembly processes.

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