New Year’s resolutions. Many of us make them, whether it’s to continue a good habit, change a bad one or accomplish a new goal, improvement is the focus. The hardest part of this process is the time between making the plan and accomplishing it. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just skip ahead to the finished goal?
We agree. While we may not be able to help with your fitness goal, Samtec’s ExaMAX® backplane system can meet your application needs by improving signal integrity and routability. The design flexibility of our ExaMAX® system offers 112 Gbps PAM4 when using Flyover® cable or 56 Gbps PAM4 with board level solutions.
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ExaMAX® Backplane Cable Assemblies
For those who made a resolution to read more… ExaMAX® backplane cable assemblies (EBCM, EBCF) utilize Samtec’s Flyover® technology, which routes the signal above lossy PCB via Eye Speed® ultra low skew twinax cable for improved bandwidth and extended reach. With direct solder attach to the contacts, the signal path is optimized and performance enhanced to achieve 112 Gbps PAM4.
Available in 30 and 34 AWG cable with 24 to 72 signal pairs, ExaMAX® cable assemblies are highly customizable with multiple end 2 options.
Cable Options Include:
ExaMAX® Backplane Connectors
ExaMAX® backplane connectors are capable of 56 Gbps PAM4, with a modular design for design flexibility. The signal wafer design features staggered differential pairs with a one-piece embossed ground structure to reduce crosstalk. Additionally, two points of contact and fully protected terminals ensure a reliable connection with stub-free mating.
With up to 72 differential pairs (4 and 6 pairs; 6, 8, 10 and 12 columns), ExaMAX® connectors are intermateable with ExaMAX® cable assemblies for increased architectural flexibility.
Connector Options Include:
- Traditional backplane (EBTM/EBTF-RA)
- Traditional with guidance and power modules
- Direct-Mate Orthogonal (EBDM-RA)
- Coplanar (EBTM-RA)
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