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1 April 2013

Avago and Amphenol co-develop snap-and-go micro cLGA integrated socket for 40G/100G Ethernet/OTN applications

Avago Technologies and Amphenol Corp of Wallingford, CT, USA (which makes electronic and fiber-optic connectors, cables and interconnect systems) announced a new micro cLGA integrated socket solution for use with Avago’s high-bandwidth MicroPOD optical modules for 40G/100G Ethernet and optical transport network (OTN) applications.

The new snap-and-go micro cLGA integrated socket is specifically designed to interface with Avago’s MicroPOD embedded parallel-optics transceiver products. The socket integrates a thermal heat-sink with the PCB connector retention mechanism needed with Avago’s MicroPOD electrical interface. More importantly, the new integrated socket simplifies board design and assembly while preserving what is claimed to be the industry’s smallest socket footprint.

At the Optical Fiber Communication/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2013) in Anaheim, CA, USA (19-21 March), Avago gave a joint demonstration of its new embedded parallel-optics transceivers using the new snap-and-go micro cLGA integrated sockets from Amphenol.

“This simple integrated socket solution will enable system companies to easily design in MicroPOD embedded optics solutions, thereby enabling greater system bandwidth, higher port density, better system performance and lower total system costs,” believes Philip Gadd, VP & general manager of Avago’s Fiber Optics Product Division.

“This collaboration with Avago has been a natural extension of our cLGA technology: a high-density, low-profile design that covers every aspect of the required mechanical specification,” says Daniel Barrett, general manager, Amphenol InterCon Systems & Mezzanine Products. “The snap-on heat-sink and compression spring is an innovation that really makes this easy to use.”

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