FCI has developed the AirMax VS® high-speed internal cable assembly that utilizes an innovative shield-less connector design to deliver excellent signal integrity (SI) performance and data rates of up to 10Gb/s. The advanced AirMax VS® high-speed internal cable assembly design features an optimized air dielectric between adjacent conductors to simplify the grounding structure while reducing cost and weight. The AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assemblies support the Infiniband QDR data rate and other industry standard parameters and are designed for data communications applications where efficient high-speed data transfer is required.
Right angle and vertical mating board headers with passive latch retention make the AirMax VS ideal for internal high density cabling for high-speed signaling, replacing typical backplane systems with this all-in-one cable assembly solution. These 26 AWG internal cables are constructed using four differential pair per column base configurations in both 8- and 10-column counts. External cable assembly solutions can be configured using the same four-pair per column base configuration and integrating customer defined requirements related to cable retention and EMI system termination. These external AirMax VS cable assemblies feature robust die-cast covers that include superior guiding and EMI shielding performance. The EMI terminates to both metal cable covers and hardware chassis. A plastic snakeskin outside jacket allows for tighter bend radius capability and easier cable routing than conventional jacketed cables.