- February 01, 2017
February 1, 2017 – Molex will debut the Impulse Orthogonal Direct Backplane Connector System at the DesignCon 2017 Expo, Booth 619, February 1-2 in Santa Clara, CA.
Designed for high-density data center applications, the Impulse connector system supports data rates of 56 Gbps NRZ and 112 Gbps PAM4 with superior signal integrity.
The 2.00mm column-to-column pitch of the Impulse system delivers connectivity in a compact size. The signal interface improves insertion loss by pushing resonance beyond 35 GHz.
The Impulse connector design provides contact interfaces in which all signal contacts are pre-loaded, positioned and protected in individual slots. Guiding features ensure proper connector alignment and mating.
The Molex OD portfolio of backplane connectors includes the Impact (sub 25 Gbps) and Impact zX2 (28 Gbps), Impel (40 Gbps) and Impel Plus (56 Gbps), and Impulse (56/112 Gbps). All of these scalable solutions deliver a stable channel impedance.