developed the MicroSpeed high-speed board-to-board connector system
with a 1.0mm pitch.
The MicroSpeed connector system is capable of speeds
up to 10Gbps and is available in mezzanine, right angle and coplanar
configurations. The open pin field design of the MicroSpeed connector
can accommodate differential or single-ended signals, while maintaining
maximum performance speed. An added security measure for system
integration is afforded by the generous mis-mating allowances of the
unique contact design, which provides a longitudinal misalignment
tolerance of ± 0.7mm and angular misalignment tolerance of up to four
The MicroSpeed connector system yields excellent RF signal
characteristics. The rows of signal pins in the board-to-board
configuration are shielded on the perimeter of the connector body and
can be optimized for high impedance signal transmissions. The MicroSpeed
connector system is also available in blind mating versions for
demanding applications where ruggedness and flexibility are necessary.
Guide elements in the plug side and improved lead-in for receptacle
mating insures proper alignment and secure connections on the first
Microspeed connectors are available in both SMT and SMT/THR termination
styles. The SMT/THR style uses traditional SMT contacts but THR for the
perimeter shield, which provides excellent board retention/strain relief
should the application require high stack heights, or if the connector
is integrated within a system of heavy daughter cards. The connector
body incorporates polarized board locating pegs for easy, error-free
placement and processing. ERNI leads are formed as an integral part of
the stamping die, as opposed to other leads that are bent and stamped
for SMT termination. This innovative process guarantees coplanarity of
0.1mm and virtually eliminates processing defects.
MicroSpeed connector systems are available in board-to-board with 50,
91, and 133 positions; and in mezzanine configurations with stack
heights from 5mm to 20mm in 1mm increments. Typical pricing starts at
$6.00 for a 50-position connector with a lead time of six weeks.