Socket Connector Delivers Over 7 Gbps Backplane Performance
Aiding engineers working with 2 mm hard-metric-based designs, such as VME or CompactPCI, the Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector from 3M can achieve speeds greater than 7 Gbps. Using “virtual coaxial box” shielding, the connector can support multi-gigabit, high-speed serial IO protocols such as SAS, SATA, Rapid IO, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet. Five-row (A, B, CL, CR, AB) and eight- row (D, E, DE, FL, FR) form factors are available. In addition, the socket supports 100 ohm differential pairs in rows or columns.