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AR# 14978

Virtex-II Pro RocketIO - What connectors can be used with RocketIO transceivers?

Description

What connectors can be used with RocketIO transceivers?

Solution

Xilinx does not test or recommend any particular connectors.

However, the following should work well at Virtex-II Pro RocketIO speeds (<=3.125 Gbps):

3.125 Gbps backplane (XAUI):

  • Tyco: HMZd
  • Teradyne: VHDM-HSD, GbX
  • FCI: Metral 4000
  • Molex: VHDM-HSD (modified/licensed from Teradyne)
  • ERNI: ERmet Zd (same as HMZd, co-developed with Tyco)

2.5 Gbps backplane (InfiniBand):

  • All of the 3.125 Gbps
  • Tyco: Speedpac (formerly Fujitsu)
  • FCI: Metral 3000

Cable (InfiniBand - 2.5 Gbps):

  • Tyco HSSDC2 is the only cable+connector
  • Molex has a modified version of HSSDC2

InfiniBand:

Fujitsu's MicroGigaCN was chosen by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) for 4x and 12x cable I/O interfaces.

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AR# 14978
Date 06/13/2017
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Virtex-II Pro
Tools
  • ISE
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