Tyco Electronics (TE) expands its high-speed, stacking STRADA Mesa product family to include a new narrow version — the STRADA Mesa connector half wide. The new stacking connector offers design and application flexibility through a slim width of 16.15mm that suits a variety of PCB footprints.
The product offers four differential pairs per column—compared to the eight differential pairs per column offered by the standard width product—in sizes one, two and three, which when fully loaded yield 24, 48 and 88 pairs respectively. This new pair configuration allows users to break out a PCB footprint in two signal layers. In addition, the new product significantly increases connector airflow.
Additional product features, common to the entire STRADA Mesa mezzanine product family, include:
• 15+ Gbps high-speed performance
• Stack heights options starting from 8mm and growing to 42mm, in 1mm increments
• Pin and socket signal contact designs that can be arranged in high-speed differential, high-density single-ended and/or coax patterns
• Integrated power contacts, each capable of carrying a de-rated 14 Amps of current.
The STRADA Mesa mezzanine connectors can be used in high-speed, high-density and power mezzanine functions such as servers, switches, routers and optical transport.
Tyco Electronics Ltd.
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