Panduit launches new high density fibre connector
29 March 2021
AS BANDWIDTH speeds continue to increase, high speed optic applications have become omnipresent in high performance data centres, requiring enhanced capabilities at rack level. Panduit's CS high density fibre connector offers a solution.
Complex applications including AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) are driving the requirement to push higher data density to the rack and dense compute technologies need close proximity to optimise workflows. Critical assets need to be physically located where space is at an increasing premium or simply not available based on the size of a traditional connector systems. Panduit’s CS connector solution is said to provide 50% greater port density per RU, used in Panduit’s HD Flex™ Cabling system, and double the density in QSFP-DD and OSFP transceiver compared with LC connector solutions.
Cable management in the rack using unitary cable reduces congestion in pathways and the push-pull insert/withdraw feature allows easy access in high-density applications without disturbing adjacent circuits. As rack density increases, using CS Connector-based solutions allows up to 216 connections. The CS Connector therefore supports the reduction in connectivity footprint within the hyperscale, multi-tenant and large data centre environments.
Panduit believes the CS connector is set to become an increasingly popular choice following its adoption within QSFP and QSFP Multi Source Agreement’s (MSA) backing by the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) and more recent progression as a new TIA connector standard -TIA 604-19/FOCIS-19, where CS® is reference as the SEN connector.
Panduit is a founding member of the CS Consortium, which is a vendor neutral organisation dedicated to educating end users and design consultants on the technical merits of the CS fibre connector solution.