Molex Rolls Out 25 Gbps Backplane Connector

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Today Molex announced its new Impact 100-Ohm backplane connector, which combines speed and density in a modular package designed for high speed applications. The scalable Impact connector technology provides data rates up to 25 Gbps with excellent signal density up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch when using a 6-pair configuration.

Our network customers continue to require ever-higher data rates without sacrificing signal integrity,” states Steven Eichhorn, group product manager, high speed backplane and board-to-board products, Molex. “The Impact backplane system addresses the needs of these high speed systems with the fastest, most flexible and electrically clean connector solution on the market.”

Designed to meet the requirements of next-generation applications, the Impact backplane connector is suitable for high speed networking equipment and storage servers in the data and telecommunications, medical, military and aerospace industries. The Impact backplane connector conforms to IEEE 10GBASE-KR and OIF Stat Eye Compliant end-to-end channel performance.

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