The FCI SOFIX® has a higher input/output density and signal speed demand management of EMC. The FCI SOFIX® front I/O interconnect system is comprised of right angle headers and cable plugs that are suitable for the distribution of power and signals. The FCI SOFIX® connectors are fully shielded down to the PCB level to provide EMC shielding at the sub-rack/front panel level. When used with appropriate cables, the emission level from these links is well below IEC/CISPR 22 and FCC part 15 class B requirements. The FCI SOFIX® power connectors feature a robust design and are suitable for applications in systems with slot pitch as low as 15mm. The design rules for the FCI SOFIX® family of I/O connectors are derived from the FCI Metral® system (IEC 61076-104). As such, the FCI SOFIX® system can be used as complement to the Metral® backplane connector family or applied as a dedicated I/O solution.