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High-Speed Board-to-Board Connectors

Mezzanine systems with integral ground planes, high-density arrays, backplane interconnects, rugged signal integrity optimized Edge Rate® systems and high-speed performance to 56 Gbps NRZ/112 Gbps PAM4.

Mezzanine Strips

Mezzanine Strips

Board-to-board mezzanine connectors, strips, and systems to 28+ Gbps performance featuring integral ground planes, rugged signal integrity optimized Edge Rate® contacts, slim body and low profile stack heights.


AcceleRate® HDAcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips

These 0.635 mm pitch high-density multi-row mezzanine strips feature up to 240 high-speed Edge Rate® contacts in a slim, low-profile design.

Features
  • Incredibly dense with up to 240 total I/Os
  • Low profile 5 mm stack height
  • Slim 5 mm width
  • 4-row design; 10 - 60 positions per row (40 - 240 total positions)
  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance
  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications
  • Solder ball technology for simplified processing and self aligning
  • Additional stack heights and higher pin counts in development
Series
V
  • ADM6
  • ADF6
AcceleRate® HD

Q Strip®Q Strip® High-Speed Mezzanine Connectors

Featuring an integral ground plane, Samtec Q Strip® high speed mezzanine 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
  • QTE
  • QTH
  • QTS
  • QSS-RA
  • QTS-RA
  • QSE-EM
  • QTH-RA
  • QSH-RA
Q Strip®

Q Pairs®Q Pairs® Differential Pair Mezzanine Connectors

Samtec Q Pairs® differential pair mezzanine connectors are designed for high-speed board-to-board applications where signal integrity is essential.

Features
  • Performance: Up to 10.5 GHz / 21 Gbps
  • Optimized for 100 ohm systems
  • Integral ground/power plane
  • Stack height: 5.00-25.00 mm
  • Contacts: Up to 100 pairs
Series
V
  • QSH-DP
  • QTH-DP
  • QSS-DP
  • QTS-DP
  • QSE-DP
  • QTE-DP
  • QSH-DP-RA
  • QTH-DP-RA
Q Pairs®

Q Rate®Q Rate® Slim, Rugged High-Speed Mezzanine Connectors

Samtec Q Rate® rugged high speed 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
  • QRM8
  • QRF8-DP
  • QRF8-RA
  • QRM8-DP
  • QRM8-RA
Q Rate®

Q2™Q2™ Rugged, Shielded, High-Speed Mezzanine Connectors

These rugged, shielded, high-speed mezzanine 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
  • QMS
  • QFS-DP
  • QMS-DP
  • QFS-RA
  • QMS-RA
  • QFS-EM
  • QMS-EM
  • QFS-PC
  • QMS-PC
  • QFSS
  • QMSS
  • QFSS-DP
  • QMSS-DP
  • QFSS-PC
  • QMSS-PC
  • QFSS-DP-PC
  • QMSS-DP-PC
Q2™

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® High-Speed Rugged High-Cycle Connectors

Edge Rate® rugged high cycle connectors feature contact systems optimized for signal integrity performance.

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
Series
V
  • ERM8
  • ERF8
  • ERM8-RA
  • ERF8-RA
  • ERM8-EM
  • ERF8-EM
  • ERM5
  • ERF5
  • ERF5-RA
  • ERF6
  • ERM6
Edge Rate®

Razor Beam™Razor Beam™ Fine Pitch Self-Mating Connectors

High-speed, high-density Razor Beam™ fine pitch self-mating connectors reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility.

Features
  • 10 stack height options from 5 mm to 12 mm
  • Audible click when mated
  • Mating and unmating forces approximately 4-6x greater than typical micro pitch connectors
  • Up to 100 contacts
Series
V
  • LSHM
  • LSS
  • LSEM
  • JSO
Razor Beam™

Rugged High-Speed Strips

Rugged High-Speed Strips

Board-to-board systems with rugged Edge Rate® contacts, increased insertion depths, and rugged designs for contact protection during mating and unmating.


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
  • QMS
  • QFS-DP
  • QMS-DP
  • QFS-RA
  • QMS-RA
  • QFS-EM
  • QMS-EM
  • QFS-PC
  • QMS-PC
  • QFSS
  • QMSS
  • QFSS-DP
  • QMSS-DP
  • QFSS-PC
  • QMSS-PC
  • QFSS-DP-PC
  • QMSS-DP-PC
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Q2™

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® Connector Strips

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

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
Series
V
  • ERM8
  • ERF8
  • ERM8-RA
  • ERF8-RA
  • ERM8-EM
  • ERF8-EM
  • ERM5
  • ERF5
  • ERF5-RA
  • ERF6
  • ERM6
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Edge Rate®

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
  • QRM8
  • QRF8-DP
  • QRF8-RA
  • QRM8-DP
  • QRM8-RA
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Q Rate®

Razor Beam™Razor Beam™

High-speed, high-density Razor Beam™ self-mating systems reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility.

Features
  • 10 stack height options from 5 mm to 12 mm
  • Audible click when mated
  • Mating and unmating forces approximately 4-6x greater than typical micro pitch connectors
  • Up to 100 contacts
Series
V
  • LSHM
  • LSS
  • LSEM
  • JSO
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Razor Beam™

Floating Contact SystemHigh-Speed Floating Connectors

These high-speed floating connectors provide 0.50 mm of float in the X and Y directions to minimize mating alignment errors.

Features
  • Provides 0.50 mm (.0197") float in X and Y directions
  • Ideal for multiple connectors on a board
  • Up to 60 floating contacts
  • Choice of body height and right-angle design
Series
V
  • FT5
  • FS5
Floating Contact System

High-Density Arrays

High-Density Arrays

These high-density array connectors feature a variety of pitches, stack heights, and configurations for maximum routing, grounding, and design flexibility.


NovaRay®NovaRay® 112 Gbps PAM4, Extreme Density Arrays

NovaRay® combines extreme density and performance for 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel in 40% less space than traditional arrays.

Features
  • 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel
  • 4.0 Tbps aggregate data rate - 9 IEEE 400G channels
  • Innovative, fully shielded differential pair design enables extremely low crosstalk (to 40 GHz) and tight impedance control
  • 112 differential pairs per square inch
  • Two points of contact ensure a more reliable connection
  • 92 Ω solution addresses both 85 Ω and 100 Ω applications
Series
V
  • NVAM
  • NVAF
  • NVAC
  • NVAM-C
NovaRay®

AcceleRate® HP High-Performance ArraysAcceleRate® HP High-Performance Arrays

AcceleRate® HP 0.635 mm pitch arrays feature 112 Gbps PAM4 extreme performance and a flexible open-pin-field design.

Features
  • 0.635 mm pitch open-pin-field array
  • 56 Gbps NRZ/112 Gbps PAM4 performance
  • Cost optimized solution
  • Low-profile 5 mm and up to 10 mm stack heights
  • Up to 400 total pins available; roadmap to 1,000+ pins
  • Data rate compatible with PCIe® Gen 5 and 100 GbE
Series
V
  • APM6
  • APF6
AcceleRate® HP High-Performance Arrays

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
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  • SEAF
  • SEAM
  • SEAF-RA
  • SEAM-RA
  • SEAMP
  • SEAFP
  • SEAFP-RA
  • SEAR
  • SEAMI
  • JSO
SEARAY™

SEARAY™ 0.80 mmSEARAY™ 0.80 mm Pitch Ultra High-Density Arrays

These ultra high-density, high-speed open pin field arrays feature a 0.80 mm pitch for up to 50% board space savings.

Features
  • 0.80 mm (.0315") pitch grid
  • 50% board space savings versus .050" (1.27 mm) pitch SEARAY™
  • Performance: Up to 17.5 GHz / 35 Gbps
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact system
  • Up to 500 I/Os
  • 7 mm and 10 mm stack heights
  • Solder charge terminations for ease of processing
  • Samtec 28+ Gbps Solution
  • Final Inch® certified for Break Out Region trace routing recommendations
Series
V
  • SEAM8
  • SEAF8
  • SEAF8-RA
  • JSO
SEARAY™ 0.80 mm

LP Array™LP Array™ Low Profile Open-Pin-Field High-Density Array

These low profile open-pin-field arrays feature as low as a 4 mm stack height and up to 320 total I/Os.

Features
  • 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm stack heights
  • Up to 320 I/Os
  • 4, 6 and 8 row designs
  • .050" (1.27 mm) pitch
  • Dual beam contact system
  • Solder crimp termination for ease of processing
  • Performance up to 18.5 GHz / 37 Gbps
Series
V
  • JSO
  • LPAF
  • LPAM
LP Array™

Z-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile ArraysZ-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile High-Density Arrays

These Z-Ray® ultra-low profile, high-density arrays, are highly customizable with compression contacts.

Features
  • 1 mm standard body height
  • Dual compression contacts
  • Single compression with solder ball
  • Performance up to 20 GHz / 40 Gbps
  • 0.80 mm or 1.00 mm pitch standard
  • Highly customizable system
Series
V
  • ZA8
  • ZA1
  • ZA8H
  • ZSO
  • ZD
  • ZHSI
Z-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile Arrays

Low Profile One-Piece ArraysLow Profile One-Piece Compression Arrays

High-speed low profile one-piece compression arrays with body height as low as 1.27 mm and dual or single compression contacts.

Features
  • 1.27 mm and 2 mm standard body heights
  • 1.00 mm pitch
  • Dual compression or single compression with solder balls
  • 100 – 400 total pins
  • Ideal for low cost board stacking, module-to-board and LGA interfaces
  • Minimizes thermal expansion issues
Series
V
  • GMI
Low Profile One-Piece Arrays

ExaMAX®Samtec ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane System

ExaMAX® high-speed backplane interconnects deliver 56 Gbps electrical performance.

Features
  • Enables 56 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
  • Backplane cable assemblies improve signal integrity and increase signal path length at higher data rates
  • Samtec’s Eye Speed® ultra low skew twinax cable provides increased flexibility and routability
  • Stub free mating
  • Press fit termination
  • Power and Guide Modules available
Series
V
  • EBTM
  • EBTM-RA
  • EBTF-RA
  • EBDM-RA
  • EBCM
  • EBCF
  • EGBM
  • EGBF
  • EPTT
  • EPTS
  • EBCL
  • EBCB
ExaMAX®

DP Array®DP Array® Dedicated Differential Pair Array

Dedicated high-density differential pair array designed for performance up to one terabit per connector.

Features
  • Perimeter grounds and staggered pin layout eliminate interstitial grounds and make board routing easier
  • No return paths needed
  • Fewer board layers required
  • Performance: Up to 4 GHz per pair (up to a terabit per connector)
  • Up to 168 usable pairs
  • 10 mm stack height
  • Lower insertion / extraction forces
  • Solder crimp termination
Series
V
  • DPAF
  • DPAM
DP Array®

HD MezzHD Mezz Array

Elevated HD Mezz high-density open pin field arrays up to 35 mm stack heights.

Features
  • Application specific capability to stack heights from 20 mm to 35 mm
  • Open pin field design
  • Performance: Up to 9 GHz / 18 Gbps
  • Integrated guide posts to minimize contact damage when mating and unmating
  • Solder charge terminations for ease of processing
  • 2.00 mm x 1.20 mm pitch
  • Up to 299 I/Os
  • Intermateable with Molex HD Mezz Arrays
  • HD Mezz is a trademark of Molex Incorporated
Series
V
  • HDAF
  • HDAM
HD Mezz

Ultra Micro

Ultra Micro

Ultra fine pitch, ultra-low profile and ultra-slim body connectors with 28+ Gbps performance.


AcceleRate® HDAcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips

These 0.635 mm pitch high-density multi-row mezzanine strips are rated for 56 Gbps PAM4 and feature up to 240 high-speed Edge Rate® contacts in a slim, low-profile design.

Features
  • Incredibly dense with up to 240 total I/Os
  • Low profile 5 mm stack height
  • Slim 5 mm width
  • 4-row design; 10 - 60 positions per row (40 - 240 total positions)
  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance
  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications
  • Solder ball technology for simplified processing and self aligning
  • Additional stack heights and higher pin counts in development
Series
V
  • ADM6
  • ADF6
AcceleRate® HD

Micro Blade & BeamMicro Blade & Beam Ultra Fine Pitch Connectors

0.40 mm and 0.50 mm pitch Micro Blade & Beam ultra slim, ultra low profile connectors.

Features
  • Ultra fine pitch – 0.40 mm and 0.50 mm
  • Ultra low stack down to 2.00 mm
  • Slim body design for increased board space savings
  • Compatible with mPOWER™ for power/signal flexibility.
Series
V
  • SS4
  • ST4
  • SS5
  • ST5
  • SLH
  • TLH
Micro Blade & Beam

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® Connector Strips

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

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
Series
V
  • ERM8
  • ERF8
  • ERM8-RA
  • ERF8-RA
  • ERM8-EM
  • ERF8-EM
  • ERM5
  • ERF5
  • ERF5-RA
  • ERM6
  • ERF6
Edge Rate®

Razor Beam™Razor Beam™

High-speed, high-density Razor Beam™ self-mating systems reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility.

Features
  • 10 stack height options from 5 mm to 12 mm
  • Audible click when mated
  • Mating and unmating forces approximately 4-6x greater than typical micro pitch connectors
  • Up to 100 contacts
Series
V
  • LSHM
  • LSS
  • LSEM
  • JSO
Razor Beam™

Z-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile ArraysZ-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile Arrays

Z-Ray® high-density, ultra-low profile, highly customizable arrays with compression contacts.

Features
  • 1 mm standard body height
  • Dual compression contacts
  • Single compression with solder ball
  • Performance up to 20 GHz / 40 Gbps
  • 0.80 mm or 1.00 mm pitch standard
  • Highly customizable system
Series
V
  • ZA8
  • ZA8H
  • ZA1
  • ZSO
  • ZD
  • ZHSI
Z-Ray® Ultra-Low Profile Arrays

SEARAY™ 0.80 mmSEARAY™ 0.80 mm Pitch Ultra High-Density Arrays

These ultra high-density, high-speed open pin field arrays feature a 0.80 mm pitch for up to 50% board space savings.

Features
  • 0.80 mm (.0315") pitch grid
  • 50% board space savings versus .050" (1.27 mm) pitch SEARAY™
  • Performance: Up to 17.5 GHz / 35 Gbps
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact system
  • Up to 500 I/Os
  • 7 mm and 10 mm stack heights
  • Solder charge terminations for ease of processing
  • Samtec 28+ Gbps Solution
  • Final Inch® certified for Break Out Region trace routing recommendations
Series
V
  • SEAM8
  • SEAF8
  • SEAF8-RA
  • JSO
SEARAY™ 0.80 mm

LP Array™LP Array™ Low Profile Open-Pin-Field Arrays

Low profile open-pin-field arrays down to 4 mm stack height and up to 320 total I/Os.

Features
  • 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm stack heights
  • Up to 320 I/Os
  • 4, 6 and 8 row designs
  • .050" (1.27 mm) pitch
  • Dual beam contact system
  • Solder crimp termination for ease of processing
  • Performance up to 18.5 GHz / 37 Gbps
Series
V
  • JSO
  • LPAF
  • LPAM
LP Array™

High-Isolation

High-Isolation

Cost saving, high-performance RF solutions for board-to-board and cable-to-board applications.


IsoRate®IsoRate® High-Isolation RF Connectors and Cables

These IsoRate® high-isolation rf connectors and cables offer substantial savings over traditional RF connectors at approximately half the cost.

Features
  • Half the cost of traditional RF at virtually the same performance
  • Edge Rate® contacts for high-isolation
  • 50 ohm board-to-board systems
  • 50 ohm full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options
  • Positive latching available
Series
V
  • IJ5C
  • IJ5H
  • IJ5
  • IP5
IsoRate®

Floating RF SystemsFloating RF Jacks and Plugs

These floating high-isolation RF jacks and plus feature a three piece "bullet" style system offering misalignment compensation in the X & Y direction.

Features
  • Compensates for misalignment in X & Y directions
  • Frequency range (SMP): DC to 40 GHz
  • Bullet adaptors allow for flexible connections
Series
V
  • SMP-TH
  • SMP-EM
  • SMP-B
Floating RF Systems

Ganged Micro ScaleGanged Micro Scale RF Jacks, Plugs, and Cables

Samtec's ganged micro-miniature high-performance RF jacks, plugs, and cables are on a 5.00 mm pitch and available as board-to-board or cable-to-board systems.

Features
  • Performance up to 6 GHz
  • 50 ohm and 75 ohm solutions
  • Full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options
  • Micro-miniature, rugged contacts
  • Optional captive panel screws
  • Single or double-ended cable assemblies
  • Optional threaded inserts
Series
V
  • GRF1-C
  • GRF1H-C
  • GRF7-C
  • GRF7H-C
  • GRF1-J
  • GRF1-P
  • GRF7-J
  • GRF7-P
Ganged Micro Scale

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