Etters, Pa. FCI has developed a broad range of vertical PCI Express (PCIe) card edge connectors to support backplane designs based on the SHB Express System Host Board PCI Express Specification recently adopted by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) as the PICMG 1.3 specification.
The connectors at the interface between the System Host Board (SHB) and backplane are defined as x8 and x16 PCIe connectors. The backplane slots, designed to interface with PCI Express peripherals, can be supported with x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe connector links. These connectors are available with either through-hole solder-to-board or press-fit termination options. The press-fit termination is particularly suited for applications that use backplane thicknesses greater than 2.36 mm, said the company.
Solder and press-fit connectors are available in standard x1, x4, x8, or x16 link widths. Each serial PCI Express lane is comprised of differential transmit and receive signal pairs that support 2.5 Gbits/s data rates in each direction. All connectors fully support SHB Express or PCI Express signal and power requirements, as well as the auxiliary signals at the interface between the system board and add-in card.
RoHS-compliant connector versions compatible with lead-free soldering temperatures are also available.
Prices for the card-edge connectors are typically less than $0.01 per contact in quantities of 2,000, depending on configuration. Samples are available for delivery, with production lead times from stock to six weeks.
FCI, 1-800-237-2374, www.fciconnect.com/pciexpress