ept: Colibri SMT connectors soon available for 16+ Gbps applications

ept’s Colibri PCB connectors, which have a pitch of 0.5 mm, are already a reliable choice in COM express and high-speed applications up to 10 Gbps. Now, ept is looking to add a new, high-speed variant to the connector series. The new connector will be suitable for data transfer rates of up to 16 Gbps and beyond.

In order to guarantee outstanding signal quality at these high data transfer rates, ept is optimizing the contact design for the entire Colibri connector series. Like its 10 Gbps sibling, the new high-speed variant will be available for board-to-board distances of 5 or 8 mm. Both the plug and the receptacle will also be available with pin counts of 40, 80, 120, 160, 200 and 220. There will also be a 440-pin version, which will consist of two 220-pin plugs or receptacles held together by a soldering frame.

S-parameters for simulating data transfer rates of up to 16 Gbps will be available for the embedded world trade fair.

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