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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

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