Rugged/Power

Interconnect Solutions

Rugged & High-Power Solutions


Ultra rugged systems, flexible power interconnects, and rugged contact systems combined with rugged signal integrity offerings, create the foundation of Samtec’s rugged/power solutions for high cycle, high power, high speed, and harsh environment applications. Samtec’s rugged/power products are offered in conjunction with full engineering support, online tools, and a service attitude that is unmatched in the connector industry.

Ultra
Rugged


Extreme High Mating Cycles

Rugged MIL-DTL Materials

Testing for Extreme/Harsh Applications

Flex
Power


3 to 60 Amps

Configurability of Power and Signal

Space-Saving Form Factor

Rugged
Contact System


1000+ Mating Cycles

Tiger Eye™ Heat-Treated BeCu Contacts

Multiple Points of Contact for High-Reliability

Rugged
Signal Integrity


High Speeds to 56 Gbps PAM4

Edge Rate® Contact Design Increases Wear Life

Expertise in Signal Integrity Design & Analysis

Ultra Rugged Solutions

Ultra rugged solutions provide reliability and flexibility in small form factors, meeting or exceeding requirements for harsh environment applications – from rugged I/O systems, sealed & compact optics, and VITA 90 VNX+ modules to ultra rugged hardware and high-temp coatings.

URSA® I/O

Ursa I/O

URSA® I/O features a hyperboloid-type contact for extreme reliability and high mating cycles in ultra rugged applications with EMI protection.

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NovaRay® I/O Panel Mount Cable System

NovaRay I/O Panel Mount Cable System

NovaRay® I/O uses Flyover® cable technology to route up to 3,584 Gbps PAM4 aggregate data from the IC package to the panel and beyond, and is available in a rugged 38999 shell.

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FireFly™ Optical Transceivers

Firefly Active Optical Transceiver

Samtec's FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ embedded and rugged optical transceivers take data connection "off board" for up to 28 Gbps per lane with a path to 112 Gbps PAM4 via optical cable at greater distances, or copper for cost optimization.

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VITA 90 VNX+ Industry Standard Products

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The VITA 90 VNX+ standard relies on the proven performance of the original VITA 74 VNX SEARAY™ connector from Samtec delivering size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) benefits for small form factor (SFF) applications.

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Standoffs, Guide Posts & Ultra Rugged Hardware

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Samtec offers a variety of SureWare™ hardware for connector support, including precision standoffs, compression alignment hardware, and guidance modules to assist with mating and help ensure a reliable connection.

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Power Systems

High power and power/signal combo connectors up to 60 Amps with high-density power blades and small form factor designs. Low profile and elevated designs, high-density power blades, individually shrouded power pins and a variety of other options available.

mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors

mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors
Ultra micro mPOWER® 2.00 mm pitch power connectors with up to 18 Amps for board-to-board, cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.
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AcceleRate® mP 0.635 mm Signal/Power Arrays

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These 0.635 mm pitch high-density, high-speed signal/power arrays achieve 64 Gbps PAM4 speeds and feature rotated power blades for improved performance and simplified breakout region (BOR).

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Power Mate® and Mini Mate® Systems

Power Mate and Mini Mate Systems

High power isolated connectors; board-to-board power socket and terminal strips with individually shrouded contacts.

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EXTreme Ten60Power™

EXTreme Ten60Power

Samtec's EXTreme Ten60Power™ systems feature 60 amp power connectors featuring a modular high power and signal combo for coplanar and right-angle board-to-board applications. Designed as a high-current and lower profile interconnect than existing connectors, EXTreme Ten60Power™ interconnects provide maximum current-to-length ratio packaged in a low 10 mm height housing that enhances airflow within the system.

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EXTreme LPHPower™

EXTreme LPHPower

EXTreme LPHPower™ 30 amp power connectors are extremely low profile at 7.5mm, and feature double stacked power blades for high density applications.

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PowerStrip™/20 .150" Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip/20 .150" Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip™/20 .150" pitch high-power connectors feature up to 8 total power blades that will carry up to 20 A per blade.

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PowerStrip™/30 5mm Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip/30 5mm Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip™/30 5mm pitch high-power connectors feature 2-10 power blades that will carry up to 30 A per blade.

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PowerStrip™/40 .250" Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip/40 .250" Pitch High-Power Systems

PowerStrip™/40 .250" pitch high-power connectors feature 2-8 power blades that will carry up to 40 A per blade in right-angle or vertical orientations.

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Flexible Power Stacking Systems

Flexible Power Stacking Systems

Standard and high-temp connector strips with Power Eye contacts for applications up to 15 A per pin.

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XCede® HD Power Module Connectors

Small form factor power module connectors for use as a standalone power solution or with XCede® HD connectors for micro backplane and traditional backplane applications.

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ExaMAX® Power Module Connectors

Small form factor power module connectors for use as a standalone power solution or with ExaMAX® connectors for micro backplane and traditional backplane applications.

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Q2™ Rugged, Shielded High-Speed Connectors

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These rugged shielded high-speed connectors feature a ground plane and high-wipe contacts.

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Q Rate® Slim High-Speed Connectors

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Q Rate® slim high-speed connectors feature an integrated power/ground plane and rugged Edge Rate® contacts for high-reliability and performance.

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Q Strip® High-Speed Ground Plane Connectors

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Samtec Q Strip® high-speed ground plane connectors are designed for high-speed board-to-board applications where signal integrity is essential.

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Rugged I/O Systems

Rugged power I/O assemblies, extreme optics and sealed solutions for panel-to-board and panel-to-panel applications. Features include micro-hyperboloid contacts, EMI shielding, 38999 shells, salt fog resistance and parylene-coated, as well as IP67/IP68 sealed.

URSA® I/O

Ursa I/O

URSA® I/O features a hyperboloid-type contact for extreme reliability and high mating cycles in ultra rugged applications with EMI protection.

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NovaRay® I/O Panel Mount Cable System

NovaRay I/O Panel Mount Cable System

NovaRay® I/O uses Flyover® cable technology to route up to 3,584 Gbps PAM4 aggregate data from the IC package to the panel and beyond, and is available in a rugged 38999 shell.

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FireFly™ Optical Transceivers

Firefly Active Optical Transceiver

Samtec's FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ embedded and rugged optical transceivers take data connection "off board" for up to 28 Gbps per lane with a path to 112 Gbps PAM4 via optical cable at greater distances, or copper for cost optimization.

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AccliMate™ Mini Push-Pull

AccliMate Mini Push-Pull

Our AccliMate™ mini push pull sealed cables are tested to IP67 for dust and water applications. They feature a light plastic system and use rugged push pull latching with visual alignment indicators.

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AccliMate™ IP68 Bayonet Sealed Circular Cables

AccliMate IP68 Bayonet Sealed Circular Cables

Our AccliMate™ bayonet sealed circular cables are tested to IP68 for dust and water applications.

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AccliMate™ Sealed Rectangulars

AccliMate Sealed Rectangulars

Our AccliMate™ IP67 and IP68 sealed panel mount connector features a spacing saving rectangular design, tested to IP68 for dust and water.

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AccliMate™ Sealed Threaded Circulars

AccliMate Sealed Threaded Circulars

Our AccliMate™ sealed circular cables are threaded and tested to IP68 for dust and water applications.

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USB Board Level Interconnects and Cable Assemblies

USB Board Level Interconnects and Cable Assemblies

Samtec’s USB board connector and cable assemblies include standard, rugged, and sealed USB Type A, USB Type B, Type AM, or Mini USB 2.0 interfaces with choice of interface type.

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Rugged Board-to-Board Systems

High-reliability Tiger Eye™ contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles for high shock and vibration applications. Additional solutions include self-mating, ultra micro power to 18 Amps, individually shrouded power pins and one piece interfaces.

Rugged Tiger Eye™ Systems

Rugged Tiger Eye Systems

Tiger Eye™ high-cycle, high-reliability connector systems feature Samtec's most rugged contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles in 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm and 2.00 mm pitches, with a variety of ruggedizing options.

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Power Mate® and Mini Mate® Systems

Power Mate and Mini Mate Systems

High power isolated connectors; board-to-board power socket and terminal strips with individually shrouded contacts.

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mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors

mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors
Ultra micro mPOWER® 2.00 mm pitch power connectors with up to 18 Amps for board-to-board, cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.
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Razor Beam™ Self-Mating Connectors

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

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Floating Contact Systems

Floating Contact System

Samtec's high-speed floating connectors provide 0.50 mm float in X and Y directions to minimize mating alignment errors.

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Micro Pitch One-Piece

Micro Pitch One-Piece

1.00 mm and .050" pitch one-piece interfaces for rugged and power applications.

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.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece

.100" pitch one piece connectors in vertical and right-angle designs with large contact deflection.

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SI Lite Solutions

SI Lite Solutions

Samtec's SI Lite cost-effective board-stacking connectors are rated up to 8 Gbps to run high-speed signals in a variety of applications.

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E.L.P.™ High Mating Cycle Connectors

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These high mating cycle connectors are tested to rigorous standards which evaluate contact resistance in simulated storage and field conditions.

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Rugged High-Speed Systems

Rugged high-speed Edge Rate® contact system with an extended 1.5 mm wipe and 56 Gbps PAM4 performance. Additional solutions to 56 Gbps PAM4 performance include a variety of edge card sockets, high-density power/signal arrays, ground plane and self-mating connectors.

Edge Rate® Rugged, High-Speed Connector Strips

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These Edge Rate® rugged high-speed connector strips feature contacts optimized for signal integrity performance, increased durability and cycle life.

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High-Speed 0.60 mm Pitch Edge Card

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Samtec's Generate® 0.60 mm pitch edge card sockets feature differential pair Edge Rate® contacts for 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) performance and PCIe® 6.0 capable; compliant to SFF-TA-1002 specifications.

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Generate® High-Speed 0.80 mm Pitch Edge Card Sockets

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Samtec's Generate® 0.80 mm pitch edge card sockets feature Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance. Available in vertical, right-angle, edge mount, pass-through and power/signal combo for design flexibility.

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High-Speed 1.00 mm Pitch Edge Card

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Samtec's Generate® 1.00 mm pitch edge card sockets with rugged Edge Rate® contacts and misalignment mitigation support speeds up to 28 Gbps NRZ.

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Micro Pitch Edge Card Sockets

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These micro pitch edge card sockets come in a variety of centerlines and orientations, including 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm, 0.80 mm, 1.00 mm, 1.27 mm, and 2.00 mm, vertical, right-angle, and edge mount, as well as surface mount and through-hole tails.

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AcceleRate® mP 0.635 mm Signal/Power Arrays

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These 0.635 mm pitch high-density, high-speed signal/power arrays achieve 64 Gbps PAM4 speeds and feature rotated power blades for improved performance and simplified breakout region (BOR).

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Q Strip® High-Speed Ground Plane Connectors

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Samtec Q Strip® high-speed ground plane connectors are designed for high-speed board-to-board applications where signal integrity is essential.

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Q Rate® Slim High-Speed Connectors

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Q Rate® slim high-speed connectors feature an integrated power/ground plane and rugged Edge Rate® contacts for high-reliability and performance.

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Q2™ Rugged, Shielded High-Speed Connectors

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These rugged shielded high-speed connectors feature a ground plane and high-wipe contacts.

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Razor Beam™ Self-Mating Connectors

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

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E.L.P.™ High Mating Cycle Connectors

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These high mating cycle connectors are tested to rigorous standards which evaluate contact resistance in simulated storage and field conditions.

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Discrete Wire Cable Assemblies

Discrete wire cable assemblies with choice of pitch from 0.80 mm to 6.35 mm and wire ranges from 32 to 10 AWG. Features include rugged latching, high-reliability Tiger Eye™ or individually shrouded contact systems, standard and high-power versions, polarization and keying. Components and tooling available for self assembly.

Tiger Eye™ .050" Pitch Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

Tiger Eye .050" (1.27 mm) Pitch Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

These Tiger Eye™ .050" pitch discrete wire cables and connectors feature high-reliability contacts for micro rugged applications.

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Tiger Eye™ 0.80 mm Pitch Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

Tiger Eye 0.80 mm (.0315") Pitch Discrete Wire Connectors and Cable

These Tiger Eye™ micro 0.80 mm pitch discrete wire cables and connectors feature a high-reliability and high-cycle contact system.

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Tiger Eye™ 2.00 mm Pitch Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

Tiger Eye 2 mm Pitch Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

Tiger Eye™ 2.00 mm pitch discrete wire cables and connectors designed for rugged applications.

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1.00 mm Pitch Micro Mate™ Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

1 mm Pitch Micro Mate Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

Micro Mate™ 1.00 mm pitch discrete wire cables and connectors feature a space-saving design that supports cable-to-board, cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications.

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.100" Mini Mate™ Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

.100" Mini Mate Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

Mini Mate™ .100" pitch discrete wire cables and connectors feature individually shrouded contacts for reliability in harsh environments with up to 4.8 Amps.

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Power Mate® .165" Pitch Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

Power Mate .165" Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

Our Power Mate® .165" pitch discrete wire cables and connectors feature individually shrouded contacts for reliability in harsh environments with up to 10.4 Amps.

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mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connector
Samtec's mPOWER® 2.00 mm pitch ultra micro power discrete wire cables and connectors achieve up to 18 Amps for board-to-board, cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.
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PowerStrip™ 5.00 mm Pitch Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

PowerStrip 5 mm Pitch Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

These PowerStrip™ 5.00 mm pitch discrete wire cables and connectors are power only or combination signal/power solutions with up to 30 Amps per pin for rugged applications.

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PowerStrip™ .250" Pitch High Power Discrete Wire Cables & Connectors

PowerStrip .250" / 6.35 mm Pitch High Power Discrete Wire Connector and Cable

Samtec's PowerStrip™ .250" (6.35 mm) pitch high power discrete wire cables and connectors with up to 40 Amps per pin for rugged high power applications.

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2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Discrete Wire IDC System

2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Discrete Wire IDC System

Cable-to-board system for ease of termination in field applications.

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Rugged Features


Options for high-reliability, high-retention and high-cycle life

tigereye contant

Tiger Eye Contact System

  • Smooth, flat mating area increases mating cycles and lowers contact resistance
  • Heat-treated BeCu for the best combination of mechanical and electrical properties
  • Surface mount, micro slot tail increases solder surface area for higher joint strength
microrugged edge rate

Edge Rate® Contact System

  • Smooth milled mating surface reduces wear and increases durability
  • Lower insertion and withdrawal forces
  • Robust when “zippered” during unmating

jack screws
Ideal for high normal force, zippering and other rugged applications

Jack Screws

positive latching
Manually activated latches increase unmating force by up to 200%

Positive Latching

friction locks
Metal or plastic friction locks increase retention/ withdrawal force

Friction Locks

retention pins
Increase unmating force by up to 50%

Retention Pins

board locks
Boards are mechanically locked together

Board Locks

microrugged weld tabs
Significantly increase sheer resistance of connector to PCB

Weld Tabs

guide posts
Easy and secure mating

Guide Posts

microrugged shielding
360° shielding reduces EMI

Shielding

microrugged screw downs
Secure mechanical attachment to the board

Screw Downs

board standoffs
Precision machined standoffs for 5 mm to 30 mm board spacing

Board Standoffs

Testing And Support


Samtec’s rugged/power products are tested to or beyond industry standards to ensure quality and performance in rugged applications.

Samtec’s initiative to test products beyond typical standards for extreme applications

power integrity shield

Based on power test data, proven design parameters and connector performance

extended life

Rigorous testing to evaluate contact resistance in simulated storage/field conditions