AirMax VS2 Connector System

Amphenol ICC
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AirMax VS2™ connectors provide a migration path for AirMax VS® for speeds up to 12.5Gb/s fully compliant with lEEE B02.3ap with the flexibility of an open pin field design. The connectors leverage AirMax VS® and AirMax VSe® design features and technology to achieve improved signal integrity and mechanical attributes compared to AirMax VS® connectors. Optimization of materials and manufacturing processes further contribute to improved price/performance.

The connector utilizes FCl technology for a shield-less design with no metallic plates and closely edge-coupled differential pairs design improvements to yield low loss and crosstalk.

AirMax VS2™ connectors are mating-compatible to both AirMax VS® and AirMax VSe® connectors and require no changes to connector PCB footprints. 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.

Right-angle and vertical receptacles and headers support backplane, midplane, coplanar or orthogonal midplane applications.


  • Provides AirMax system migration path for up to 12.5Gb/s per differential pair
  • lCC technologies for a shield-less design with no metallic plates and closely edge-coupled differential pairs combined with innovative design improvements yield low loss and crosstalk
  • Mating-compatible to both AirMax VS and AirMax VSe connectors with no changes to connector PCB footprints
  • Maintains the pin assignment flexibility of the AirMax-open pin field design
  • Connectors with 3, 4 or 5 signal pairs/column will enable backplane or coplanar applications
  • Available power and guide modules complement signal connector offering
  • Compatible with Hard Metric equipment design practice


  • Communications
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Access (xDSL,CMTS)
    • Optical Transport/ Transmission
    • Wireless Base Stations
    • Wireless lnfrastructure
  • Data
    • Servers
    • Storage Systems
  • lndustrial
  • Medical
  • Test & Measurement