TE Connectivity debuts ChipConnect cable assemblies

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has announced today its new ChipConnectinternal faceplate-to-processor (IFP) cable assemblies. Designed for Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), TE’s ChipConnect assemblies mate directly with LGA 3657 sockets at the processor and Intel Omni-Path internal faceplate transition (IFT) ports at the faceplate for 25 Gbps speeds. These new cable assemblies reduce system design time and costs by eliminating the need to use costlier, lower-loss printed circuit board (PCB) materials and associated re-timers to route signal. System design is made easier by reducing the complexity of PCB laminates and routing.

ChipConnect assemblies are available in standard lengths and breakouts and can also be customised for specific applications. The new cable assemblies provide 4X and 8X high-speed data transmission lanes, and offer straight and right-angle (left/right exit) linear edge connector (LEC) cable plugs to accommodate cable routing. In addition to these cable assemblies, TE offers compatible LGA 3647 sockets and hardware (Socket P0 and P1). TE is currently one of a limited number of Intel qualified suppliers offering these first-generation IFP cable assemblies and is also a development partner for future generation cable assembly designs for Intel OPA.

“Intel’s OPA design is a standard in the industry, and our ChipConnect products deliver greater design flexibility and higher performance in these applications,” said Ann Ou, product manager for TE Connectivity’s Data and Devices business unit. “With this product, TE becomes a one-stop source for OPA-compliant sockets and cable assemblies.”


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