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Method for a high-density SSF connector for a gigabit transceiver

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007135D
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a high-density small form factor (SFF) connector for a gigabit transceiver. Benefits include an improved connector at data rates greater than 10 Gb/s.

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Method for a high-density SSF connector for a gigabit transceiver

Disclosed is a method for a high-density small form factor (SFF) connector for a gigabit transceiver. Benefits include an improved connector at data rates greater than 10 Gb/s.

Description

              The disclosed method connects a transceiver to a motherboard. The components of the method include:

•             Dual staggered pad row pattern on the top and bottom of a transceiver substrate

•             Female receptacle with mating pins to connect the transceiver substrate to the motherboard

              The disclosed method maintains a 50-ohm signal impedance from transceiver to motherboard at frequencies greater than 10 Gb/s. The 50-ohm impedance is maintained by addressing the following issues:

•             Minimizing the inductive loops created by the TxRx contact pins in the female receptacle

•             Minimizing the changes in capacitance by the movement of the TxRx contact pins in the female receptacle

              These issues are addressed by:

•             Layout of ground and signal lines through the female receptacle

•             Control of the TxRx contact pin to ground plane displacement when the TxRx substrate is plugged in

              See Figure 1 for a cross-section view of the TxRx substrate and motherboard-to-TxRx female receptacle. See Figure 2 for a 3-D view of the TxRx connector. See Figure 3 for a top view of the TxRx connector.  

Advantages

              The disclosed method enables high pin count, pluggable small form factor (SFF) transceivers to connect to motherboards at data rates greater than 10 Gb/s.

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