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Molex VRM connector suit 1U servers

Posted: 28 Jan 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:molex? icool? vrm connector? voltage regulator module? vrm?

Molex Inc. has released its first voltage regulator module (VRM) connector that supports VRMs in 1U servers.

The iCool low profile VRM connector can be used with small form factor PCs and workstations. Incorporating a low loop inductance design, the product was created for high output currents at high slew rates. It is designed for VRM 10.0 applications including VRM 10.2 and can handle up to 130A of output current in 4-inch connectors.

The connector is available in a vertical configuration with either a through-hole or SMT solder attachment. Its open housing design allows for air flow to cool contacts much like a heatsink. It is available with integral latches incorporating a reverse angle latch notch in the VRM that retains the module securely during shock testing. Also, its through hole pin field design makes for easy route through of signals, including differential pair traces, between processors or the processor and chipset.

The iCool connector also includes additional features such as 20 signal contacts for VR control, 72 power contacts for 12V input current and up to 130A of output current. Four fork locks secure the connector to the PCB to resist shock and vibration and selectively gold-plated contacts provide electrical stability for long-term reliability.

Initially designed for 1U server applications, optional versions are also available for 2U servers and larger platforms with ambient air temperatures up to 60C.





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