The Impact backplane connector system provides data rates up to 25 Gbps and superior signal density up to 80 differential pairs per inch. The Impact system's broad-edge-coupled transmission technology enables low cross talk and high signal bandwidth while minimizing channel-performance variation across every differential pair within the system. Molex's Impact system is available in two compliant-pin design options on both daughtercard and backplane connectors, providing customers ultimate flexibility to optimize their designs for superior mechanical and electrical performance. The Impact system's mating interface provides in-line staggered, bifurcated contacts that provide 2 points of contact for long-term reliability performance and built-in, ground-signal sequencing. This reduces the average mating force per connector to improve the mechanical mating performance of the system. The Impact backplane connector system is designed for traditional backplane and/or midplane architectures to meet the growing demand for next-generation telecommunication and data networking equipment manufacturers. The Impact system is available in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-pair versions with a complete range of guidance and power-solution options. Other options available include: 2-, 3- and 4-pair coplanar, 5-pair mezzanine and 4- and 6-pair cable assemblies.