PC/104+ board stacking connectors utilize the unique Hypertac® contact system which improves the performance of the PC/104 platform by providing immunity to shock and vibration fretting, allowing for matched impedance and better signal integrity. The capabilities of ruggedized PC/104+ exceed all prior requirements for the form factor - PC/104-based platforms can now be used in a greater range of industries and applications.
The traditional stacking design eliminates the need for backplanes or metal card cages found throughout the range of embedded computing devices used in military systems. PC/104+ is interchangeable with PC/104+ COTS products and provides engineers with a high performance and highly reliable interconnect solution for their applications. PC/104+ will improve the performance and reliability of all current PC/104 bus architectures in existing applications while establishing a higher standard for the industry.
The contacts are housed in an LCP plastic insulator which exceeds the NASA space requirement for outgassing. Space applications require a higher level of shock and vibration performance and the ruggedized PC/104+ enables engineers to achieve this goal. PC/104+ is a highly engineered product designed specifically to allow for top signal integrity under all dynamic environmental conditions.