FCI GIG-Array high-speed connectors are available in 11mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm and 35mm stacking height as part of the initial GIG-Array product range. The 296-position connector contains 37 columns with eight individual signal contacts and nine ground contacts in each column, while the200-position connector contains 25 columns. The use of individual contacts for both signal and ground connections provides more flexibility in handling power or low-speed signals than systems that utilize interleaving ground shields. All GIG-Array connectors feature FCI's innovative Ball Grid Array (BGA) connector termination for easy attachment to printed circuit boards using conventional reflow soldering processes. The 1mm x 0.65mm BGA grid optimizes routing and electrical performance.
“We're offering equipment designers more stack-height options to enable them to address component clearance, airflow, or slot spacing requirements that are unique to their chassis designs. Blade server, communications, and networking equipment are among the applications that can benefit from the excellent high-speed electrical performance provided by GIG-Array connectors. GIG-Array differential pairs nominally provide 100 ohms matched impedance to deliver higher speed performance with less reflected power. GIG-Array connectors can support transmission rates in the range of 10 Gbps.”
– Grace Showers, Global Product Manager, FCI