Rugged
High-Speed Systems

Rugged High-Speed Systems
Optimized for SI Performance • Increased Contact Wipe • High Cycles

Samtec’s Edge Rate® contact system is designed for high speed performance to 56 Gbps PAM4, as well as increased durability and wear life. Edge Rate® connector strips are available in 0.50, 0.635 or 0.80 mm pitch with a wide range of stack heights and ruggedizing features. High-speed edge card sockets feature rugged Edge Rate® contacts in 0.60 mm, 0.80 mm or 1.00 mm pitch with a choice of orientation.

Other Rugged SI solutions include micro edge card sockets with rugged weld tabs, board or solder locks. High-retention, high-speed Razor Beam connectors are self-mating in a slim body design with optional EMI shielding and a variety of stack heights for increased flexibility. One-Piece interfaces and floating contacts are also available for rugged, high-shock and vibration applications.

Rugged High-Speed Systems Brochure

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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
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High-Speed 0.60 mm Pitch Edge CardGenerate® High-Speed 0.60 mm Pitch Edge Card

Generate® high-speed edge card sockets with differential pair Edge Rate® contacts for 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) performance and PCIe® 6.0 capable.

Features
  • 0.60 mm pitch differential pair system
  • Supports 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) applications
  • PCIe® 6.0/CXL® 3.1 capable
  • Compliant to SFF-TA-1002: x4 (1C), x8 (2C), x16 (4C & 4C+)
  • Edge Rate® contacts optimized for signal integrity performance
  • 0.60 mm pitch mating high-speed cable assembly (GC6) available
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High-Speed 0.80 mm Pitch Edge CardGenerate® High-Speed 0.80 mm Pitch Edge Card

Generate® high-speed edge card sockets with rugged Edge Rate® contacts on a micro 0.80 mm pitch.

Features
  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts
  • Card slot: 1.60 mm (.062")
  • Single-ended and differential pairs
  • Vertical, right-angle, edge mount
  • Optional board locks and cable latching features
  • Optional weld tab for mechanical strength
  • RU8 system for elevated board stacking
  • Performance: Up to 18.5 GHz / 37 Gbps
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High-Speed 1.00 mm Pitch Edge CardGenerate® High-Speed 1.00 mm Pitch Edge Card

Generate® 1.00 mm pitch high-speed edge card sockets with rugged Edge Rate® contacts and misalignment mitigation.

Features
  • 28 Gbps NRZ performance
  • Rugged Edge Rate® contacts decrease crosstalk and increase cycle life
  • 20 – 140 total pins
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) thick cards
  • Optional weld tab and alignment pin
  • Performance to 14 GHz / 28 Gbps
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Micro Edge Card SystemsMicro Edge Card Systems

Micro pitch edge card sockets 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

Features
  • Performance to 56 Gbps NRZ
  • Solutions for .062" (1.60 mm), and .093" (2.36 mm) thick cards
  • Choice of pitch: 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm, 0.80 mm, 1.00 mm, 1.27 mm, 2.00 mm
  • Vertical, right-angle, edge mount
  • Available in surface mount and through-hole
  • Performance: Up to 14.5 GHz / 29 Gbps
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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
  • 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm or 0.80 mm pitch systems
  • Razor Beam™ contacts for high-speed and fine-pitch systems
  • Mating and unmating forces approximately 4-6x greater than typical micro pitch connectors
  • Shielded option for EMI protection
  • Self-mating connectors reduce inventory costs and can be interchanged for varying stack heights
  • 10 stack height options from 5 mm to 12 mm
  • Up to 100 contacts
  • Parallel, perpendicular and coplanar systems
  • Audible click when mated
  • Lubricated option available
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Micro Pitch One-PieceMicro Pitch One-Piece

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

Features
  • For high-shock, vibration, rugged applications
  • Elevated and low profiles from 3 mm to 10 mm
  • Optional screw mounts and alignment pins
  • Single and double row designs
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.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One Piece

One-piece interconnects in vertical and right-angle designs with large contact deflection.

Features
  • Current Rating: 2.4 A per pin
  • Contacts: Up to 30 I/Os
  • Screw insert option for rugged environments
  • Alignment pins on either side of connector
  • Large contact deflection
  • Optional alignment pins
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Floating Contact SystemFloating Contact System

High-speed floating contact system minimizes mating alignment errors.

Features
  • Minimizes misalignment, location errors
  • Provides 0.50 mm (.0197") float in X and Y directions
  • Ideal for multiple connector, board-to-board applications
  • Up to 60 floating contacts
  • Choice of body height and right-angle design
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