FCI announces the successful demonstration of a 20+ Gb/s data stream over
its new ultra-high density TwinMezz(TM) mezzanine connector system, which has
also been named a finalist in the 2010 DesignVision Awards program in the
Interconnect Technologies and Components category by the International
Engineering Consortium (IEC). The TwinMezz(TM) connector system provides
superior electrical performance at the highest data rates, the highest
signal density, and the lowest insertion force when compared to other
available mezzanine connectors.
The TwinMezz connectors exhibit very well-matched impedance, low insertion
loss, and low crosstalk, which make them well-suited for applications in
very high-speed environments.
Configurations with six differential signal pairs per column provide maximum
signal density, delivering 25 high-speed signal pairs in a square
centimeter, or 161 signal pairs in a square inch. The innovative
hermaphroditic design mates to itself and supports stack heights ranging
from 12mm to 40mm with 200 to 800 total contacts.
The TwinMezz connector system provides exceptional flexibility with options
for integrated molded or optional metal guides and the capability to mix
signal and power wafers in a single connector. The versatile open pin field
design offers additional flexibility by allowing for mixed differential,
single-ended or power pin assignments in a single connector. TwinMezz
connectors also feature FCI's patented BGA connector termination for easy
surface-mount attachment and efficient trace routing. For more information,
The TwinMezz(TM) connector system, along with other leading edge high-speed and
power products from FCI, will be displayed February 2-3 in booth #515 at the
DesignCon conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA. DesignVision Award
winners will be announced at the conference on February 2.
About FCI's MezzSelect(TM) Program:
Today, eight of FCI's product families are part of the MezzSelect product
portfolio. With a number of current ongoing developments, the MezzSelect
product portfolio will be expanded with high speed, high density and small
contact pitch mezzanine connectors. The MezzSelect program also includes a
product selector, which can be accessed via FCI's website and is available
in printed copies as well. Based on mechanical and electrical selection
criteria the MezzSelect product selector allows for quick and easy selection
of the product that best suits the application.
With operations in 30 countries and sales of 1.25 billion euros in 2008, FCI
is a leading manufacturer of connectors. Our 13,000 employees are committed
to providing customers with high-quality, innovative products for a wide
range of consumer and industrial applications. For more information: