Etters, Pa. FCI has expanded its GIG-ARRAY high-speed, high-density product line with the introduction of 25-mm plug connectors. These GIG-ARRAY mezzanine connectors provide either 200 or 296 signal contacts and add the capability for a 40-mm stack height when used with the company's existing 15-mm receptacles.
The 25-mm plug connectors can also be paired with 5-mm receptacle connectors to provide an additional option for 30-mm board-to-board spacing. The 40-mm stack height is one of the highest in the industry and expands upon the options for 15 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 27 mm, 28 mm, 30 mm and 35 mm board spacing already available as part of the GIG-ARRAY product range, said FCI.
FCI said ten stack height options are now available to equipment designers to address component clearance, airflow, or slot spacing requirements. These devices may be used in blade servers, storage equipment, communications equipment and networking devices.
GIG-ARRAY differential pairs nominally provide 100 ohms matched impedance to deliver higher speed performance with less reflected power. The GIG-ARRAY product family can support data rates up to 10 Gbits/s. The 296-position connector contains 37 columns with eight individual signal contacts and nine ground contacts in each column, while the 200-position connector contains 25 columns. The use of individual contacts for both signal and ground connections provides more flexibility in handling power or low-speed signals than systems that use interleaving ground shields, said FCI.
All GIG-ARRAY connectors feature FCI's ball grid array (BGA) connector termination for easy attachment to printed-circuit-boards (PCBs) using conventional reflow soldering processes. The 1 x 0.65-mm BGA grid optimizes PCB trace routing and electrical performance. Lead-free and RoHS-compatible connector options are available.
Product information: GIG-ARRAY connectors
FCI, 1-800-237-2374, www.fciconnect.com