AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

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Features & Benefits
  • Innovative shieldless design and air dielectric between adjacent conductors
  • Reduces cost, improves flexibility and delivers low insertion loss and crosstalk
  • Open Pin Field Design
  • Provides flexibility to use pins for differential or single-ended signals, ground or power
  • Available in modules with 3-, 4-, or 5-Pairs per column and 6, 8, or 10 columns per module in addition to 85Ohms versions
  • Enables system configuration using common, off-the-shelf modules, and simplifies design, supply chain management, inventory, and scheduling
  • Backward mating-compatible interface
  • Allows designers to choose the right combination for any specific system using common components, reducing cost and lead times
  • AirMax signal, power, and guidance modules in stock at most distributors
  • Assurance of supply, short lead times, and competitive pricing all reduce risk to the OEM and contract manufacturers
  • Available with headers or receptacles on the backplane
  • Reduces connector cost, weight, and PCB routing complexity
  • Adopted by multiple industry standard architectures, including Storage Bridge Bay and Serial CPCI
  • Standard configuration and part numbers accelerate your design and reduce risk
  • 3mm pitch AirMax VS® modules allow 2 pairs between columns
  • Reduces the layer count for both boards by up to 50%, saving system cost and improving performance
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