April 19, 2021
As bandwidth speeds continue to increase, 200G/400G applications are becoming commonplace in high performance data center environments, requiring enhanced capabilities at the rack level. Panduit has recently launched the CS Connector, a high-density fiber connector solution that optimizes the data center for next generation applications. Its compact size enables breakout mode options and improves compute density for 25G-400G deployments. The CS Connector is available for unitary Singlemode and Multimode fiber options.
Complex applications including AI and Machine Learning are driving the need for higher data density in the rack and increased data per port. CS connectors offer an elegant solution by enabling two duplex CS patch cords (four fibers) to fit in QSFP-DD and OSFP transceivers. This doubles the number of fibers compared to LC patch cords and enables 200G per port today and 400G in the future. Panduit’s CS Fiber Patch Cords and Cassettes also provide 40% greater port density per rack unit (RU) than LC Connectors when used in Panduit’s HD Flex Fiber Cabling system.
The Push-Pull Connector and unitary cable design reduce congestion in pathways and allow easy access in high-density applications without disturbing adjacent circuits. This is important as CS Connector-based solutions can offer up to 216 connections per RU compared to only 144 connections using LC Connectors. The new small form factor CS Connectors allow for a reduced connectivity footprint which enables more efficient space utilization in hyperscale, multi-tenant and large data center environments.