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Edge Rate® Rugged, High-Speed Connector Strips

Edge Rate® Rugged, High-Speed Connector Strips

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


FAMILY OVERVIEW

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Samtec’s Edge Rate® contact system is designed for high speed, high cycle applications. The surface of the Edge Rate® contact is milled creating a smooth mating surface area instead of a stamped contact that mates on a cut edge. This smooth mating surface reduces the wear tracks on the contact increasing the durability and cycle life of the contact system. It also lowers insertion and withdrawal forces allowing the connectors to be zippered when unmating.

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FEATURES

  • Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance
  • 1.5 mm contact wipe
  • Robust when "zippered" during unmating
  • Up to 56 Gbps PAM4 performance
  • 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm or 0.80 mm pitch systems
  • Stack heights from 5 mm to 18 mm
  • Extremely slim 2.5 mm body width on 0.635 mm pitch system
  • 0.50 mm pitch system for up to 40% PCB space savings vs 0.80 mm pitch system

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Products

ERM8

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • Positions: Up to 200
  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance
  • Stack Height: 7 mm - 18 mm
  • Final Inch® break out region data available
  • 360º shielding available (ERM8-S)
  • Latching, differential pair and extended guide post options
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

ERF8

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • Positions: Up to 200
  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance
  • Stack Height: 7 mm - 18 mm
  • Final Inch® break out region data available
  • 360º shielding available (ERF8-S)
  • Latching and extended guide post options
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

ERM8-RA

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • 28 Gbps performance
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Latching and differential pair with hot swap options
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle

ERF8-RA

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Right-Angle

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • 28 Gbps performance
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Latching and extended guide post options
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Right-Angle

ERM8-EM

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Edge Mount

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • 28 Gbps performance
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Latching, extended guide post with shield and differential pair options
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Edge Mount

ERF8-EM

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Edge Mount

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Extended guide post with shield available
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Edge Mount

ERM5

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Stack height: 7.00 mm - 12.00 mm
  • Final Inch® break out region data available
  • Samtec 28+ Gbps Solution
0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

ERF5

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
  • Positions: Up to 150
  • Stack height: 7.00 mm - 12.00 mm
  • Final Inch® break out region data available
  • Samtec 28+ Gbps Solution
0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

ERF5-RA

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle

Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact
  • Performance up to 20 GHz / 40 Gbps
  • Positions: Up to 100
  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life
0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle

ERF6

0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

Features
  • Slim 2.5 mm body width
  • 2-row design; 10 - 60 positions per row (20 - 120 total positions)
  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance
  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications
  • 5 mm stack height
  • J lead for standard processing
  • Additional stack heights and higher pin counts in development
0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket

ERM6

0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

Features
  • Slim 2.5 mm body width
  • 2-row design; 10 - 60 positions per row (20 - 120 total positions)
  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance
  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications
  • 5 mm stack height
  • J lead for standard processing
  • Additional stack heights and higher pin counts in development
0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal

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