Next-generation AirMax VSe connectors provide a migration path for up to 25 Gb/s per differential pair with the flexibility of an open pin field design. The connectors also feature backwards mating-compatible interfaces to existing AirMax VS® connectors with minimal changes to connector footprints.
The connectors combine FCI technologies for a shield-less design with no metallic plates and closely edge-coupled differential pairs with innovative design improvements to yield low loss and crosstalk.
Right-angle receptacles and right-angle headers will support backplane, midplane, coplanar or orthogonal midplane applications.
The mating-compatible interfaces and capability to preserve critical pin assignments can provide opportunities for cost savings as new or upgraded equipment is deployed. For example, a backplane or chassis can be designed to allow the installation and continued use of legacy daughter cards, line cards or blades that are already in the field as well as new or future higher-speed module cards.