November 19, 2013

Molex Showcases New EMI Cages at SC13

Nov. 19 — Molex Incorporated will showcase its new series of EMI cages at the 25thannual Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) international conference, November 18-21, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO in Molex booth 1141. A key component of the Molex zQSFP+ TM Interconnect Solution, the cages are assembled with zQSFP+ SMT connectors to create the interconnect solution and are offered in 1-by-4 ganged and 1-by-6 ganged.

The EMI cages feature an advanced heat-sink system that provides a high level of heat dissipation at next-generation system-power levels, as well as a die-cast frame design with reduced holes and openings that offers optimal EMI suppression and shielding effectiveness. The cages also have a screw-down feature to the PCB for maximum board retention for both single-side and belly-to-belly applications.

The EMI cages have the same mechanical mating size as QSFP+ EMI cages, which provide backward compatibility with QSFP+ and QSFP+ modules and cage assemblies for legacy system connections.

“Pervasive bandwidth requirements, due to the tremendous growth in wireless devices, are the catalyst for large-scale (100 Gbps) system designs in server farms,” said Alan Johnston, product manager, Molex. “zQSFP+ connectors transmit up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity, relieving some of the pressure on core switches.”

The zQSFP+ TM Interconnect Solution that the EMI Cages are part of supports next-generation 100 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand* Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) applications. It transmits up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity, electromagnetic interference protection and thermal cooling.

During SC13 exhibition hours, Molex industry experts will be on hand to discuss these and other next-generation solutions at Molex booth 1141. To learn more please visit or sign up to receive Molex e-nouncements at

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is Follow us at, watch our videos at, connect with us at and read our blog at


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