Samtec provide VITA 74 VNX-compliant connectors

ANSI/VITA member, Samtec, will support the release of the new ANSI/VITA 74.0-2017 small form factor base standard. VITA 74, also referred to as VNX, defines both the mechanical and electrical standards necessary for a small form factor (SFF) system.

Designed for deployment in rugged environments, VNX systems provide rapid serial fabric interconnects in a plug-in module format. These systems also feature improved size, weight, and power (SWaP) characteristics, which are crucial in the design of an embedded system.

Samtec’s Searay right-angle connectors are featured in the VITA 74 base standard, which specifies 12.5 and 19mm stack height plug-in modules. Searay right-angle connectors are capable of speeds up to 25Gbit per second, and provide low insertion/extraction forces. They also features solder charge terminations.

The Searay connector was chosen based on its successful performance in the VITA 57.1 FMC standard, reports Samtec, as well as its high-speed capabilities and rugged design.

“The release of the ANSI/VITA 74 VNX Standard provides system designers with the ability to extend proven VPX technology into smaller form factor systems,” said David Givens, standards director. “Through the use of the Samtec Searay connectors, the standard supports current generation rapid serial fabric interconnects such as 3rd Generation PCI Express,” he said, adding “The Standard is ideally positioned to support future generation fabrics as they become entrenched in the rugged embedded system marketplace.”

Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-board and IC packaging, high-speed board-to-board, high-speed cables, mid-board and panel optics, flexible stacking, and micro/rugged components and cables.

Samtec Technology Centers develop and advance technologies, strategies and products to optimise both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100m away, and all interconnect points in between.

The company has 33 locations in 18 countries.

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