Rugged backplane cable assemblies for high-speed data transfers introduced by Molex

LISLE, Ill., 23 Jan. 2014. Molex Inc. in Lisle, Ill., is introducing rugged backplane cable assemblies for high-speed data transfer among commercial backplanes, servers, and connectors in defense and aerospace applications.

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LISLE, Ill., 23 Jan. 2014. Molex Inc. in Lisle, Ill., is introducing rugged backplane cable assemblies for high-speed data transfer among commercial backplanes, servers, and connectors in defense and aerospace applications.

The Molex cable assemblies help move data quickly between commercial backplanes or servers, to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors including Impact, Impel, VHDM or full military-qualified interfaces, company officials say.

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Customized backplane cables have gone through engineering testing to ensure they meet their respective application-specified data rates and performance requirements and are designed to mate to many rugged connectors.

The assemblies reduce high transmission losses from long trace lengths on circuit boards and offer data throughput ranges of 2 to 25 gigabits per second depending on the configuration. Optional metal backshells provide 360-degree electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and reduce crosstalk at the mating interface.

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A positive latch holds reliably in shock or vibration and offers an intuitive squeeze-and-pull mechanism. The blind mate capability allows for misalignment and provides a float between mating surfaces.

"Expanding communication capabilities and data processing speeds through state-of-the art technology is a fundamental goal for the U.S. Department of Defense and aerospace contractors. But, these customers want to be able to increase the data rates without incurring the high cost of re-designing their systems with an optical solution," says Mark Joseph, business development manager at Molex.

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"Our ruggedized backplane cable assemblies solve this challenge by not only increasing data rates between the server and rugged input/output connectors, but also by offering several interconnect options and performance ranges all with a rugged and reliable construction."

For more information contact Molex online at www.molex.com.

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