Mezzanine Strips

Board-to-board mezzanine connectors, strips, and systems to 28+ Gbps performance featuring integral ground planes, rugged 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™

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