TE Connectivity (TE), introduced its next-generation 0.8mm free height board-to-board connectors, which achieve speeds of 32 Gbps and higher. These high-speed, mid-density mezzanine solutions deliver an excellent price-to-performance ratio and are 56 Gbps PAM-4 and PCIe Gen 5 capable for future upgrades. 

There is a growing need for mezzanine connectors capable of delivering 25 Gbps and higher signal, necessitating the upgrade of existing 10 Gbps mezzanine connectors in the coming years. Anticipating the need for even higher speeds over the next five years as the market moves toward PCIe Gen 5 architectures, TE has developed free height connectors capable of 32 Gbps and higher speeds that can offer significant system cost savings in adopting 32 Gbps technologies for high-volume server and storage applications. The new free height connectors also deliver higher reliability through a stronger plug/receptacle mechanical design, maintaining the same performance when de-mated up to 0.5mm. In addition, modular tooling enables 1mm stack height increments and flexible pin counts.

“Our engineers continually find ways to deliver higher-performing connectivity products, and our next-generation free height connectors are just the latest example,” said Lily Zhang, product manager at TE Connectivity. “With these new connectors, we deliver excellent price/performance in a future-proof product.”

To learn more about TE’s new next-generation free height connectors, click here.