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TE CONNECTIVITY’ PARALIGHT ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE ASSEMBLIES PROVIDE COST EFFECTIVE HIGH DATA THROUGHPUT
TE Connectivity's PARALIGHT active optical cable assemblies use state-of-the-art technology to provide cost effective high data throughput interconnects. The cables incorporate E/O and O/E conversion built into the connector shell to yield a dramatic improvement in PCB real estate utilization.
Using 850nm VCSELs, the PARALIGHT cable assemblies can be operated from 2.5 Gb/s to 5 Gb/s per channel. At 5 Gb/s this provides aggregate full duplex throughput of 20 Gb/s. These cable assemblies are available in lengths up to 100 meters using 50 micron MM fiber. Short lengths use standard multimode fiber, longer lengths use laser optimized (OM3) fiber.
The OEO circuitry is designed for use with 8B/10B encoded data streams, such as InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, and XAUI standards. 3.3 Volt power is supplied through a pin (G8) dedicated for this purpose as described in InfiniBand specification version 1.2. Pin G7 is the voltage sense pin and is tied internally to ground through a 5K ohm resistor.
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