High-Speed Board-to-Board Connectors

Mezzanine systems with integral ground planes, high-density arrays, ExaMAX® backplane interconnects, rugged Edge Rate® systems and high-speed performance to 28+ Gbps.

Mezzanine Strips

Mezzanine Strips

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


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
  • QSE-EM
  • QSH
  • QSH-RA
  • QSS
  • QSS-RA
  • QTE
  • QTH
  • QTH-RA
  • QTS
  • QTS-RA
Q Strip®

Q Pairs®Q Pairs® Differential Pair Interconnects

Samtec Q Pairs® 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
  • QSE-DP
  • QSH-DP
  • QSH-DP-RA
  • QSS-DP
  • QTE-DP
  • QTH-DP
  • QTH-DP-RA
  • QTS-DP
Q Pairs®

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®

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
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
  • 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®

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
  • JSO
  • LSEM
  • LSHM
  • LSS
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
  • 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
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
  • 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®

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®

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
  • JSO
  • LSEM
  • LSHM
  • LSS
Razor Beam™

Floating Contact SystemFloating Contact System

High-speed floating contact system minimizes 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
  • FS5
  • FT5
Floating Contact System

High-Density Arrays

High-Density Arrays

High-density grid arrays on a variety of pitches, stack heights, and configurations for maximum routing, grounding, and design flexibility.


ExaMAX®Samtec ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane System

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

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • EBTF-RA
  • EBTM
  • EGBF
  • EGBM
  • EPTS
  • EPTT
ExaMAX®

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
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 (patent pending)
Series
V
  • JSO
  • SEAF8
  • SEAF8-RA
  • SEAM8
  • UBPS
  • UBPT
SEARAY™ 0.80 mm

Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile InterposersZ-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Interposers

Z-Ray® ultra low profile, high-density one-piece 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
  • ZA1
  • ZA8
  • ZA8H
  • ZD
  • ZHSI
  • ZSO
Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Interposers

SkyRay™SkyRay™ High-Speed Elevated Arrays

This three-piece system features crosstalk-canceling technology delivering 28+ Gbps performance at elevated stack heights.

Features
  • Three-piece system
  • Crosstalk canceling technology
  • 28+ Gbps solution
  • 35 mm standard stack height aids in system airflow
  • Three-piece system reduces thermal mass during processing
  • 50, 100, and 150 differential pairs
  • 18 mm – 40 mm stack heights available
  • 1.50 mm x 1.75 mm pitch
  • Dual sourced By Hirose®
Series
V
  • TPAF
  • TPAR
SkyRay™

DP Array®Dedicated Differential Pair DP Array®

Dedicated differential pair, high-density arrays designed for performance up to a 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

Elevated 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

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™

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

Ultra Micro

Ultra Micro

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


Razor Beam™ LPRazor Beam™ LP

Ultra slim, ultra low profile and ultra fine pitch interconnects.

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
Series
V
  • SLH
  • SS4
  • SS5
  • ST4
  • ST5
  • TLH
Razor Beam™ LP

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
  • 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®

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
  • JSO
  • LSEM
  • LSHM
  • LSS
Razor Beam™

Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile InterposersZ-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Interposers

Z-Ray® ultra low profile, high-density one-piece 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
  • ZA1
  • ZA8
  • ZA8H
  • ZD
  • ZHSI
  • ZSO
Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Interposers

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 (patent pending)
Series
V
  • JSO
  • SEAF8
  • SEAF8-RA
  • SEAM8
  • UBPS
  • UBPT
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® RF Systems

IsoRate® is a high-isolation interconnect system that can 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
  • IJ5
  • IJ5C
  • IJ5H
  • IP5
IsoRate®

Floating RF SystemsFloating RF Systems

Three piece "bullet" style systems offering misalignment compensation.

Features
  • Compensates for misalignment in X & Y directions
  • Frequency range (SMP): DC to 40 GHz
  • Frequency range (AFI): DC to 6 GHz
  • Bullet adaptors allow for flexible connections
Series
V
  • AFI-B
  • AFI-EM
  • AFI-MT
  • AFI-SM
  • SMP-B
  • SMP-EM
  • SMP-TH
Floating RF Systems

Ganged Micro ScaleGanged Micro Scale RF Systems

Samtec's ganged micro-miniature high-performance solutions 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
  • GRF1-J
  • GRF1-P
  • GRF7-C
  • GRF7H-C
  • GRF7-J
  • GRF7-P
Ganged Micro Scale

28+ Gbps Solutions

28+ Gbps Solutions

Full line of interconnects designed to support serial speeds of 28 Gbps or more.


28+ Gbps SolutionsHigh-speed interconnects that support 28+ Gbps requirements

Samtec has developed a full line of connector products that are designed to support serial speeds of 28 Gbps or more.

Features
  • 0.40 mm, 0.50 mm, 0.80 mm, 0.635 mm, 1.00 mm, .050" or 2.00 mm pitch
  • Pin counts from 10 to 500
  • Stack heights from 1 mm to 30 mm
  • Vertical and horizontal orientations
Series
V
  • ERF5
  • ERF8
  • ERM5
  • ERM8
  • HSEC8-DV
  • HSEC8-DV
  • HSEC8-PV
  • HSEC8-PV
  • LPAF
  • LPAM
  • LSEM
  • MEC2-DV
  • MECF-DV
  • QFS
  • QMS
  • QRF8
  • QRF8-DP
  • QRF8-RA
  • QRM8
  • QRM8-DP
  • QRM8-RA
  • QSE
  • QSH
  • QTE
  • QTH
  • SEAF
  • SEAF8
  • SEAM
  • SEAM8
  • SEAMI
  • SEM
  • SS4
  • SS5
  • ST4
  • ST5
  • TEM
  • TPAF
  • TPAR
  • ZA1
  • ZA8
28+ Gbps Solutions

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