Mouser Electronics holds stock of a number of 5G-capable interconnect solutions from Molex. With 5G cellular communications rising on the horizon, this augmented network hopes to transform wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things through more data, better reliability, and broader connectivity. Molex’s complete connectivity solution portfolio, including optical, copper and RF connectivity; FPGA solutions; and signal integrity engineering, enable capabilities that pave the path for 5G and that which follows.

One example is the Molex Mirror Mezz high-speed mezzanine system, a footprint-compatible, hermaphroditic connector solution that offers data rates up to 56Gbps per differential pair. The connectors’ stackable mating functionality lowers application costs and helps simplify design.

Additionally, Molex’s 2.2-5 RF connector system delivers high frequency and low passive intermodulation (PIM) in a form factor that is 53 per cent smaller than the 4.3-10 connector system, suiting it to compact mobile radio applications. 

Molex quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) and QSFP-DD interconnect systems are suited to high-density applications. QSFP connectors offer four lanes with data rates that scale up to 10Gbps. The double-density QSFP-DD system features an eight-lane electrical interface that transmits up to 28Gbps NRZ or 56Gbps PAM-4, up to 200Gbps or 400Gbps aggregate.

LumaLink Optical Trace cable assemblies are designed to ease cable mapping through the illumination of the entire cable from end to end. These cable assemblies use high-density MPO connectors in a small form factor. 

Finally, the Molex 206994-series flexible antenna is a highly compact, side-fed monopole, 2.4GHz and 5GHz antenna that measures up at 15mm × 6mm. The antenna offers a high RF performance for the most demanding and space-constrained applications, providing over 70 per cent radiation efficiency and return loss of less than minus 10dB, making it ideal for applications that need gain values of at least 3.6dBi.

For more information on Molex’s 5G offerings, click here.