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
Help Me Choose?
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
Help Me Choose?
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
Help Me Choose?
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
Help Me Choose?
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
Help Me Choose?
Razor Beam™

Cadillac vs. Ford.  Fast food vs. fine dining.  24k gold vs. 25₵ plastic.  The difference between all of these things: standards. Standards are what define the choices we make each and every day as to what we will invest our time and money in. But what do standards, in this case,...
Last week I posted a blog about a paper on Interconnect Susceptibility To Galvanic Corrosion.  The paper was prepared David Scopelliti, a longtime friend of Samtec.  As I mentioned there, Dave has a wealth of test, application, industry, and processing knowledge, and is well-resp...
At the end of every year, avid readers, editors, engineers, and fellow electronics nerds of EDN magazine vote on their top 100 products.  From DACs to smart cameras, debug software to single-board computers, all aspects of the electronic world are fair game in EDN’s Hot 100. Avne...
Our longtime friend Dave Scopelliti has prepared a succinct paper where he shares his insights on the issue of Galvanic (Electrolytic) Corrosion and interconnects.  Dave has a wealth of test, application, industry, and processing knowledge, and is well-respected and well-known in...
The web team at Samtec finished 2016 with several fairly significant updates. One major application, Solutionator, was given a new streamlined sampling feature that we know you’ll find extremely useful. We also rolled out the first version of the new way you’ll get your full part...
View Full Site