Molex has released the new Triad™ Differential Pair (TDP) cable assemblies, which aim to save board space and achieve bandwidths of up to 5.0 Gbps.
The TDP connector system is a shielded, dual row, 1/2-inch centerline pitch product with a cable-to-board interface that offers high speed and controlled impedance. Using a “triad” design of differential signal and ground lines, it is able to achieve bandwidths beyond 5.0 Gbps with 5,000-cycle durability. The TDP cable assemblies are available in sizes of 18, 28, 38, 48 and 72 circuits and have two optional jackscrews (4/40 and M3) to ensure reliable mating retention. They are offered in multiple differential pair configurations up to 24 pairs and in standard lengths of 3.28 feet and 9.94 feet, but can be customized to lengths of up to 16.4 feet.
Price for an 18-circuit, one-meter cable: $14.50. For additional information, visit www.molex.com/product/tdp.html.