Micro pitch board-to-board connector delivers high transmission speeds

06-08-2018 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has developed a miniature board-to-board connector that couples a rugged design with high-speed transmission speeds of more than 10Gpbs to sustain some industrial applications. Offering a pitch of only 0.8mm pitch, the ER8 Series contacts are optimised for signal integrity performance, giving a reliable high-speed performance. The series is a licensed second source for the Samtec Edge Rate Series, which is ideal for servo amps, servo motor, AC drives, electric measuring instruments and other industrial applications.

The series provides a broad self-alignment range with reduced mating force while managing high extraction forces in comparison to typical micro pitch connectors. The rugged micro pitch connectors allow additional robustness when 'zippered' during mating/unmating. Also, the connectors have an increased contact wipe and insertion depth, making them ideal for industrial equipment that requires high-mating cycles and resistance to shock and vibration.

"As a second source with Samtec's Edge Rate Series, the ER8 Series board-to-board connector offers customers two dependable purchase sources," said Bill Kysiak, product marketing manager for Hirose Electric USA. "We are excited to offer the ER8 Series interconnect solution through our authorized distribution partners worldwide."

"Hirose is a leader in high-speed and miniature interconnect systems, and this partnership provides customers a reliable second source for Edge Rate products," said Brian Vicich, Samtec's vice president of Engineering.

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