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Molex SFP Ganged Cages

The SFP Ganged Cages from Molex Inc. are multiport cages geared for networking applications such as switches and routers, and storage and data communication devices including high-end servers. The cages are available in four versions: 1×2, 1×4, 1×5 and 1×6. Their rugged metal cage design is based on the small form factor multisource agreement (MSA), include a press-fit pin design, an elastomer 360-degree gasket and multiple ground-pin locations for EMI containment.

“As networking and data communications equipment require higher bandwidth, our customers need to increase packaging density by adding more ports in a system,” said Craig Fosnaught, group product manager of high-performance adapters business unit at Molex. “The SFP Ganged Cages were designed specifically to deliver more PCB real estate than what is currently allowed in single-cage applications.”

By accepting copper and optical SFP modules for Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet applications, the SFP Ganged Cages also provide module versatility. Additionally, Molex offers a total solution package with the 20-position host connector, copper modules, loop back adapters, SFP patch cable assemblies and HSSDC2 cable assemblies.

Pricing per 100 units range from $6.88 to $9.24, depending on cage version. For additional information, visit