LISLE, Ill. ‚â€“‚â€“ Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) developed DDR cable assemblies that increase system speeds while improving signal quality and lowering overall costs. Based on the DDR specifications by the InfiniBand Technology group, Molex‚â€™s LaneLink‚â„¢ DDR InfiniBand* cable assemblies are ideal for server storage applications including SAN (storage area network) switches, routers and server storage racks as well as RAID (redundant array of independent disk) devices. The new cable assemblies provide system speeds up to 40 Gbps over eight differential cable pairs (four channels) and improved cable signal integrity versus standard four channel InfiniBand cables.
The LaneLink DDR InfiniBand cable assemblies include a new paddlecard offering improved signal integrity over the previous edge card, a PCB straddle-mount connector. The PCB receptacle, with its die-cast frame featuring unitary latch posts and screw attachment to the PCB, provides outstanding isolation of cable loads from the SMT solder tails. Multiple latching versions, including squeeze, lanyard and jackscrew, are available for greater flexibility in system design and cable routing. Moreover, decreased assembly time results in reduced costs.
The InfiniBand architecture is an approach to I/O technology created by industry‚â€™s top computer manufacturers to address the need for greater scalability, reliability, availability and performance in and around servers. Molex offers a total DDR Infiniband solution, providing products for 12x and 4x protocols.