Molex Incorporated’s Impact backplane connector system is designed to meet the next generation requirements of telecommunications and data networking equipment. They provide up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch in less than 2 mm total width. The system offers two compliant pin design options so customers can balance their electrical and mechanical application needs. Additional features include; broad-edge coupled, hybrid shielding design, providing low cross-talk, insertion loss and minimal performance variation across all high speed channels. A 1.90 mm x 1.35 mm grid on both backplane and daughtercard, reducing PCB routing complexity and supplying adequate spacing for high speed routing; a daughtercard mating interface providing inline staggered, bifurcated contacts with two points of contact for long-term reliability and built-in ground-signal sequencing. Two compliant pin options properly balance the mechanical and electrical performance of the system; and IEEE 10G BASE-KR and OIF State Eye Channel compliance. Impact is available now in 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-pair versions, with a complete range of guidance and power-solution options. Prices start at 20 to 32 cents per mated differential channel and require approximately an 8-week lead time.
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