The AirMax VS™ connector system allows backplane system designers the freedom to rethink the way products are designed. Based on a radical design concept, AirMax VS™ (Virtual Shield) connectors eliminate the need for interleaving ground shields by using air as a highly efficient dielectric. The real beauty of the AirMax VS™ connector system lies in the flexibility it gives board layouts. While the initial product offering is based on 2.00mm IMLA centerlines, wider spacings that help simplify signal routing are possible, by producing a housing that holds the IMLAs further apart.
The scalability of the AirMax VS™ connector solution means that backplane systems currently designed for 3.125Gb/s to 6.5Gb/s operation can be upgraded to 12.5Gb/s operation without redesigning the basic platform. At such speeds the AirMax VS™ connector, IMLA demonstrates exceptionally low insertion loss and cross talk characteristics. AirMax VS™ connectors are generally used in data, datacom and telecommunications equipment such as servers & enterprise switches.