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Backplane connectors deliver 20Gbit/s

Posted: 02 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:backplane connector? networking? telecommunications?

Tyco Electronics has introduced the high-speed, high-density Impact backplane connector system that delivers 20Gbit/s performance.

The connector comes in a variety of connector module sizes and types including 3-pair, 4-pair, 5-pair and 6-pair modules. Density within the connector system ranges from 40 contact pairs per inch to 80 contact pairs per inch and header widths from 16.70mm to 28.85mm.

The Impact backplane connector system is designed for increased speed and density to meet future system upgrades and next generation requirements of data networking and telecommunications equipment.

Tyco and Molex Inc. have entered into a second sourcing supplier agreement for the Impact product line and the two companies will leverage their global manufacturing capabilities to offer intermateable, interchangeable, and interoperable backplane connector solutions. This follows a previous second sourcing agreement in which Molex second sources Tyco's Z-PACK TinMan connector family.

Price starts at 20 to 32 cents per mated high-speed differential signal pair. Initial parts will be available beginning in mid-2008. Delivery is approximately eight weeks.

- Gina Roos

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