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.

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • 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.

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • HSC8
  • HSEC8-DV
  • HSEC8-EM
  • HSEC8-PV
  • HSEC8-RA
  • RU8
High-Speed Edge Card

1.00 mm Pitch High-Speed Edge Card1.00 mm Pitch High-Speed Edge Card

1.00 mm pitch high-speed edge card sockets with rugged Edge Rate® contacts and misalignment mitigation.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 GHz / 28 Gbps
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts decrease crosstalk and increase cycle life
  • 20 – 140 total pins
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) thick cards
  • Optional weld tab and alignment pin
Series
V
  • HSEC1-DV
1.00 mm Pitch High-Speed Edge Card

Micro Edge Card SystemsMicro Edge Card Systems

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

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • BEC5C
  • MEC1
  • MEC1-EM
  • MEC1-RA
  • MEC2-DV
  • MEC5-DV
  • MEC5-RA
  • MEC6-DV
  • MEC6-RA
  • MEC8-DV
  • MEC8-EM
  • MEC8-RA
  • MEC8-VP
  • MECF-DV
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.

Features
  • 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)
Series
V
  • 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

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • 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.

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • QFS
  • QFS-DP
  • QFS-EM
  • QFS-PC
  • QFS-RA
  • QFSS
  • QFSS-DP
  • QFSS-DP-PC
  • QFSS-PC
  • QMS
  • QMS-DP
  • QMS-EM
  • QMS-PC
  • QMS-RA
  • QMSS
  • QMSS-DP
  • QMSS-DP-PC
  • QMSS-PC
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SEARAY™SEARAY™ High-Density Open Pin Field Arrays

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

Features
  • 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)
Series
V
  • JSO
  • SEAF
  • SEAFP
  • SEAFP-RA
  • SEAF-RA
  • SEAM
  • SEAMI
  • SEAMP
  • SEAM-RA
  • SEAR
  • UBPS
  • UBPT
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SEARAY™

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