Edge Rate® Rugged, High-Speed Connector Strips

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

Family Overview

Samtec’s Edge Rate® contact system is designed for high speed, high cycle applications. The surface of the Edge Rate® contact is milled creating a smooth mating surface area instead of a stamped contact that mates on a cut edge. This smooth mating surface reduces the wear tracks on the contact increasing the durability and cycle life of the contact system. It also lowers insertion and withdrawal forces allowing the connectors to be zippered when unmating.

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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

Downloads & Resources

Literature

Edge Rate® eBrochure

Edge Rate® eBrochure

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Rugged/Power Interconnect Solutions Guide

Rugged/Power Interconnect Solutions Guide

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Broadcast Video Solutions Guide

Broadcast Video Solutions Guide

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High-Speed Board-to-Board<br/>Solutions Guide

High-Speed Board-to-Board
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Military & Aerospace Solutions Guide

Military & Aerospace Solutions Guide

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Videos

Samtec Advanced Interconnect Design Tech Center
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Micro Rugged & Power Interconnects - Samtec
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Products

ERM8

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal
Features
  • Latching, differential pair and extended guide post options

  • 360º shielding available (ERM8-S)

  • SET Qualified Product: visit samtec.com/SET for more information about Severe Environment Testing

  • Positions: Up to 200

  • Stack Height: 7 mm–18 mm

  • Final Inch® break out region data available

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 1.5 mm contact wipe

  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance

  • High mating cycles to 1,000

  • Automotive A-Series product available

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ERF8

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High-Speed Socket
Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 1.5 mm contact wipe

  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance

  • High mating cycles to 1,000

  • SET Qualified Product: visit samtec.com/SET for more information about Severe Environment Testing

  • Positions: Up to 200

  • Stack Height: 7 mm–18 mm

  • Final Inch® break out region data available

  • 360º shielding available (ERF8-S)

  • Latching and extended guide post options

  • Automotive A-Series product available

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ERM8-RA

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle
Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • High mating cycles to 500

  • Positions: Up to 150

  • Latching and differential pair with hot swap options

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ERF8-RA

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Right-Angle
Features
  • Latching and extended guide post options

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • High mating cycles to 500

  • Positions: Up to 150

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

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ERM8-EM

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Edge Mount
Features
  • Latching, extended guide post with shield and differential pair options

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • High mating cycles to 100

  • Positions: Up to 150

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

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ERF8-EM

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Edge Mount
Features
  • Extended guide post with shield available

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • High mating cycles to 100

  • Positions: Up to 150

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ERM8-S

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Shielded
Features
  • Stack Height: 7, 9, 12 and 16 mm

  • 360º metal shielding for reduced EMI

  • Available with extended guide post

  • High mating cycles to 1,000

  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance

  • 1.5 mm contact wipe

  • Single-ended or differential pair signal routing

  • Positions: 20–60

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ERF8-S

0.80 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket, Shielded
Features
  • Available with extended guide post

  • 360º metal shielding for reduced EMI

  • High mating cycles to 1,000

  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance

  • 1.5 mm contact wipe

  • Positions: 20–60

  • Stack Height: 7, 9, 12 and 16 mm

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ERM5

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal
Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • 1 mm contact wipe

  • High mating cycles to 250

  • Positions: Up to 150

  • Stack height: 7.00 mm–12.00 mm

  • Final Inch® break out region data available

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ERF5

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket
Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • 1 mm contact wipe

  • High mating cycles to 250

  • Positions: Up to 150

  • Stack height: 7.00 mm–12.00 mm

  • Final Inch® break out region data available

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ERF5-RA

0.50 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal, Right-Angle
Features
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact

  • 28 Gbps performance

  • Positions: Up to 100

  • Smooth broad milled contact surface for increased wear life

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ERF6

0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Socket
Features
  • Slim 2.5 mm body width

  • 2-row design; 10–60 positions per row (20–120 total positions)

  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance

  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications

  • 0.90 mm contact wipe

  • Passed 10 year Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) testing. See ERF6 report below.

  • 5 mm stack height

  • J lead for standard processing

  • Additional stack heights in development

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ERM6

0.635 mm Edge Rate® Rugged High Speed Terminal
Features
  • Additional stack heights in development

  • J lead for standard processing

  • 2-row design; 10–60 positions per row (20–120 total positions)

  • Edge Rate® contact system optimized for signal integrity performance

  • Supports 56 Gbps PAM4 (28 Gbps NRZ) applications

  • 0.90 mm contact wipe

  • Passed 10 year Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) testing. See ERM6 report below.

  • 5 mm stack height

  • Slim 2.5 mm body width

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GPSK

SureWare™ Right-Angle Guide Post Socket
Features
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GPPK

SureWare™ Guide Post, Mates with GPSK
Features
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