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DensiShield™ Standard and High Speed Series | FCI

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DensiShield™ Standard and High Speed Series | FCI

The FCI DensiShield™ I/O system is designed to support the transmission of high speed, serial differential signals while taking customer equipment packaging requirements into consideration. Combining high density, mechanical robustness, and ease of PCB assembly with excellent shielding and signal integrity performance means that system designers no longer have to compromise.



The DensiShield™ connector is built around a wafer system employing a differential pair construction where each pair is shielded from the adjacent pair and the adjacent wafer. The 8-pair DensiShield™ connector is ideally suited for 4 bi-directional channels working at >2.5Gb/s. Similar to Infiniband or XAUI links, this connector can also perform at much higher data rates.

Low crosstalk and controlled impedance allow for signals to be transmitted using active equalization devices in the DensiShield™ connectors. This capability will enable the longer cable lengths that are needed to connect racks or cabinets located in separate rooms of the building. The DensiShield™ connector can also be configured to handle low-speed signals and power and is also available in selectively-loaded versions, thereby allowing system designers to benefit from the density and robustness offered by this connector system in I/O applications that do not require high-speed signaling.

Features & Benefits:

  • 8-pair connectors can be mounted side by side on 12.5mm pitch enabling multiple I/O ports along a card edge
  • 4 bi-directional channels working at > 2.5Gb/s
  • Robust strain relief with short cable exit enables close spacing between chassis panel and cabinet door or wall
  • Low vertical profile allows use in systems having 15mm pitch card slot spacing
  • Low crosstalk between differential pairs with controlled 100Ω impedance to match 100Ω shielded pair cable
  • Crimp ferrule system reliably terminates EMC shield of cable to connector covers
  • Connects EMC shield to chassis panel and provides shielding to PCB level
  • Signal ground is isolated from EMC ground
  • SMT reflow-compatible PCB connector
  • Dual-beam contact system provides redundancy and long term reliability
  • RoHS Compliant

Applications:

  • Servers and Storage Systems
  • Switches, Routers, and Base Stations
  • Medical, Instrumentation and Test Equipment

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