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Backplane connector operates at 12.5Gbit/s

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:backplane connector? board-to-board interconnect?

Tyco Electronics has launched its high-speed, high-density Z-PACK TinMan backplane connector system that is capable of operating at 10-12.5Gbit/s. The connector has demonstrated 10Gbit data stream performance across the backplane compliant to 10Gbase-KR electrical requirements. The connector system is well suited for board-to-board interconnect requirements in applications such as switches, servers/blade servers, routers and storage equipment.

The Z-PACK TinMan connector is also said to deliver low crosstalk and high through-put performance thanks to ground contacts positioned within each pin header column, combined with unique contact lead frame arrangements and a receptacle side ground shield. A dual point of contact mating interface and compliant pin interface to the PCB provide reliability.

The connector design follows industry backplane convention by offering a fully protected right-angle receptacle for daughter cards where handling damage can be a concern when mating to a vertical male header. This connector configuration permits field repair at either the module or single pin levels.

The product is available in a variety of module types and sizes.

- Gina Roos

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