Farnell adds Tyco Electronics’ SFP+ interconnect range to address high speed data applications

Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has extended the range of Tyco Electronics products it stocks to include the company’s Small Form Pluggable (SPF+) range of connectors and cages. Targeted at higher speed data applications of up to 10Gb/s, the SFP+ range is ideal for use in short reach equipment such as data storage, servers, networking , routers and hubs.


Farnell has enjoyed a successful relationship with Tyco Electronics for over 20 years and now stocks over 11,500 of the leading electronics components provider’s products. Through an array of initiatives such as Live Chat, website accessible data sheets and now the element14 online engineering community, Farnell is able to support its electronics design engineering customers with quality information plus ideas to help bring their new designs to market as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Tyco Electronics’ SFP+ product family meets the performance requirements of the small form factor (SFF) specification SFF-8431 and supports 8G fibre channel and 10G Ethernet applications. All products in the range also support copper cables to provide a cost-effective solution in short reach equipment. An EMI skirt is applied to the connector backshell to support compliance with the SFF-8432 specification. Active and passive equalisation is offered with a simple pull-to-release mechanism. An overview of the SFP+ range, applications and features can be found at the Tyco Electronics community on element14 at www.element-14.com.

“Adding leading technology products from a best-in-class supplier to our portfolio is a clear indication of how Farnell can help its customers develop and introduce new designs that give them competitive edge.” said Mike Buffam, Director of Supplier & Product Management, Farnell. He continued: “Through our ability to provide strong technical support and resources such as element14 we can make the job of the designer easier and even shorten the development cycle.”

Michael Finch, Tyco Electronics Key Account Manager EMEA, commented: “Tyco Electronics is a global leader in the development of SFP+ interconnects. Farnell offers SFP+ products to thousands of potential and existing customers, design engineers and students. This collaboration with Farnell greatly enhances the awareness of Tyco Electronics’ SFP+ products in the market place.”

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