Backplane / Micro Backplane Connectors

ExaMAX® high-speed backplane system for 28 Gbps performance, and micro backplane solutions including edge card sockets, high-density arrays, integral ground planes and rugged Edge Rate® interconnects.

High-Speed Backplane Systems

High-Speed Backplane Systems

ExaMAX® high-speed backplane system enables 28 Gbps performance with a migration path to 56 Gbps and allows designers to optimize density or minimize board layer count. This system features two reliable points of contact, one-piece embossed ground structure on each signal wafer to reduce crosstalk and the lowest mating force on the market.

ExaMAX®ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane Connector System

ExaMAX® high-speed backplane interconnects deliver 28 Gbps electrical performance while offering a migration path to 56 Gbps.

  • Enables 28 Gbps electrical performance on 2.00 mm column pitch
  • Allows designers to optimize density or minimize board layer count
  • Two reliable points of contact, even when subjected to angled mating
  • Meets Telcordia GR-1217 CORE specification
  • Individual signal wafers with staggered differential pair design; 72 or 40 pairs
  • One-piece embossed ground structure on each signal wafer to reduce crosstalk
  • Lowest mating force on the market: 0.36 N max per contact
  • Stub free mating
  • Press fit termination
  • Power and Guide Modules available
  • EBTM
  • EGBF
  • EGBM
  • EPTS
  • EPTT

Micro Backplane Systems

Micro Backplane Systems

Micro backplane systems include high-speed edge card sockets, high-density arrays, integral ground planes and rugged Edge Rate® interconnects in a variety of pitch, orientation and termination.

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® Rugged, High-Speed Connector Strips

Rugged Edge Rate® contact systems optimized for signal integrity performance.

  • Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance
  • Robust when "zippered" during unmating
  • 0.80 mm or 0.50 mm pitch systems
  • Stack heights from 7 mm to 16 mm
  • 0.50 mm pitch system for up to 40% PCB space savings
  • ERF5
  • ERF5-RA
  • ERF8
  • ERF8-EM
  • ERF8-RA
  • ERM5
  • ERM8
  • ERM8-EM
  • ERM8-RA
Edge Rate®

High-Speed Edge CardHigh-Speed Edge Card

High-speed edge card sockets with rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

  • Performance: Up to 18.5 GHz / 37 Gbps
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts
  • Card slot: 1.60 mm (.062")
  • Single-ended and differential pairs
  • Vertical, right-angle, edge mount
  • Optional board locks and cable latching features
  • Optional weld tab for mechanical strength
  • RU8 system for elevated board stacking
  • HSC8
  • HSEC8-DV
  • HSEC8-EM
  • HSEC8-PV
  • HSEC8-RA
  • RU8
High-Speed Edge Card

Micro Edge Card SystemsMicro Edge Card Systems

Micro pitch edge card sockets in a variety of centerlines and orientations.

  • Performance: Up to 14.5 GHz / 29 Gbps
  • Solutions for .062" (1.60 mm), and .093" (2.36 mm) thick cards
  • Choice of pitch: 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm, 0.80 mm, 1.00 mm, 1.27 mm, 2.00 mm
  • Available in surface mount and through-hole
  • Vertical, right-angle, edge mount
  • BEC5C
  • MEC1
  • MEC1-EM
  • MEC1-RA
  • MEC2-DV
  • MEC5-DV
  • MEC5-RA
  • MEC6-DV
  • MEC6-RA
  • MEC8-DV
  • MEC8-EM
  • MEC8-RA
  • MEC8-VP
Micro Edge Card Systems

Q Rate®Q Rate® Slim, Rugged High-Speed Interconnects

Samtec Q Rate® connectors have a slim footprint, integral power/ground plane, and Edge Rate® contacts for superior SI performance.

  • Performance: Up to 15 GHz / 30 Gbps
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts
  • Integral ground/power plane
  • Up to 156 positions
  • Slim footprint (less than 5.00 mm wide)
  • QRF8
  • QRF8-DP
  • QRF8-RA
  • QRM8
  • QRM8-DP
  • QRM8-RA
Q Rate®

Q Strip®Q Strip® High-Speed Interconnects

Samtec Q Strip® connectors are designed for high-speed board-to-board applications where signal integrity is essential

  • Performance: Up to 14.0 GHz /28 Gbps
  • Integral ground/power plane
  • Connector to connector retention options
  • Vertical, perpendicular, and coplanar applications
  • Contacts: Up to 180 I/Os
  • Stack height: 5.00 mm - 25.00 mm
  • QSE
  • QSH
  • QSS
  • QSS-RA
  • QTE
  • QTH
  • QTS
  • QTS-RA
Q Strip®

Q2™Q2™ Rugged/High-Speed Interconnects

These rugged, high-speed connectors feature a ground plane and high-wipe contacts.

  • Performance: Up to 8.5 GHz / 17 Gbps
  • Increased insertion depth
  • Dual stage hot pluggable
  • Integral ground/power plane
  • Shielded option available
  • Power and RF ends options
  • Contacts: Up to 208 I/Os
  • Stack height: 10.00 mm - 16.00 mm
  • QFS
  • QFS-DP
  • QFS-EM
  • QFS-PC
  • QFS-RA
  • QFSS
  • QMS
  • QMS-DP
  • QMS-EM
  • QMS-PC
  • QMS-RA
  • QMSS

SEARAY™SEARAY™ High-Density Open Pin Field Arrays

These high-speed, high-density open pin field arrays allow maximum grounding and routing flexibility.

  • Maximum routing and grounding flexibility
  • Lower insertion/extraction forces vs. typical array products
  • Performance up to 18 GHz/pair
  • Up to 500 I/Os in open pin field design
  • 1.27 mm (.050") pitch and space saving 0.80 mm pitch
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact system
  • Can be "zippered" during mating/unmating
  • Solder charge terminations for ease of processing
  • Meets Extended Life Product™ (E.L.P.™) standards
  • 7 - 17 mm stack heights
  • Vertical, right-angle, press-fit
  • Elevated systems to 40 mm
  • 85 ohm systems
  • VITA 47, VITA 57, Pismo 2 certified
  • IPC J-STD-001F, requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies – meets class 3 acceptability criteria for high-performance/harsh environment electronic products (SEAM/SEAF series only)
  • IPC-A-610F, acceptability of electronic assemblies – meets class 3 acceptability criteria for high-performance/harsh environment electronic products (SEAM/SEAF series only)
  • JSO
  • SEAF
  • SEAM
  • SEAR
  • UBPS
  • UBPT

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