Card/Coplanar Connectors Support High-Speed Signal Transmissions
Using a card edge interface and a vertical or right angle insertion, respectively, Molex’s EdgeLine family of edge card and coplanar connectors maintain high-speed signal transmissions. The MicroTCA-compliant card units offer differential performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, a 0.80-mm terminal pitch, accommodation for 1.57-mm and 2.36-mm board thicknesses, and circuit sizes from 30 to 294 with or without a center key. The coplanar devices accept a 1.57-mm PCB, have a 0.75-mm terminal pitch, exhibit airflow and thermal management, and come in circuit sizes of 68, 140, 170, 226, and 250 with an optional center key. The products work in low- to mid-range telecom, computing, and storage applications.