CXP (connector)

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In the field of computer networking, CXP is a copper connector system specified by the InfiniBand Trade Association. It provides twelve 10 Gbit/s links suitable for single 100 Gigabit Ethernet, three 40 Gigabit Ethernet channels, or twelve 10 Gigabit Ethernet channels or a single Infiniband 12× QDR link.[1] The C is the Roman numeral for 100 as a memory aid.[2]

The connector has 4 rows, each of 21 pin, total 84 pins[3]

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  1. ^ FCI. "CXP AOC (Active Optical Cable) Cables". Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  2. ^ InfiniBand Trade Association (September 2009). "Annex A6: 120 Gb/s 12x Small Form-factor Pluggable(CXP)".
  3. ^ "CXP Connector and Pins - Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 72 User's Guide". Sun. Retrieved 9 January 2014.