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    FCI Launches 2mm Hardmetric Millipacs(R) High Speed Connector


    sea-imageFCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the launch of the High Speed version of Millipacs® series connector. Millipacs® series 2mm hardmetric (HM) backplane connector is used extensively for applications that require data rate up to 2.5Gb/s. Telecom and Data customers are looking for signal speed upgrades that require connectors with improved signal integrity and bandwidth performance.

    FCI developed a new Millipacs® high speed (HS) right angle receptacle connector suitable for data rates up to 10Gb/s and with mating compatibility to the IEC 61076-4-101 series 2mm HM vertical header. The Millipacs® HS receptacle and standard 2mm HM header mating combination deliver lower cross-talk performance at high frequencies.

    Millipacs® HS is a 5-row receptacle and offers row based differential signal  assignments , while still meeting the IEC 61076-4-101 2mm HM Receptacle product specification except for the PCB footprint that is optimized for signal integrity performance. In addition, this product meets the requirements of IEEE 803.2ap. FCI provides technical support with test reports to confirm the suitability based on customer specific conditions.

    “FCI’s new Millipacs® HS will enhance the versatility of the legacy backplane systems” says Abin Simon, FCI Product Director Backplane 2mm portfolio. This will enable the industry to have cost effective upgrade to higher data rate as it retains the existing vertical headers in backplane and avoids expensive changes to the backplane architecture.

    For more information about FCI, please visit at www.fci.com.