Board-to-board connectors

Jan. 25, 2008
Molex Incorporated   (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) announced availability of new HD Mezz™ and SEARAY* board-to-board connectors for applications with high pin-count devices on mezzanine cards or module printed circuit boards (PCB).  To meet demands of the growing high-density and high-performance mezzanine connector market, HD Mezz and SEARAY connectors provide multiple benefits on personality or expansion cards for use in networking and telecommunication equipment, mid and high-range computers, medical equipment, military products and industrial controllers.HD Mezz and SEARAY connectors simplify PCB routing without sacrificing performance, as well as provide advanced electrical and mechanical features at cost-competitive pricing.  By employing Molex-patented solder-charge technology for standard SMT attach, both connectors provide better process yields and a lower-applied cost versus equivalent Ball Grid Array (BGA) connector products. Additionally, customers will no longer need to incorporate large, complex, multilayer boards into their systems, saving card-slot space and reducing costs. “HD Mezz and SEARAY board-to-board connectors are high-speed solutions that offer excellent signal clarity with ample bandwidth for customer requirements in high-speed designs,” said Adam Stanczak, product manager, Molex Incorporated.  “These robust, high-speed solutions allow Molex customers to pack a powerful performance punch in a tight area, preserving precious PCB real estate.”HD Mezz connectors provide a flexible tooling approach that allows for multiple stack heights, ranging from 16.00mm to 38.00mm, and circuit sizes of 91 to 403 circuits.  SEARAY accommodates low-profile applications with stack heights of 7.00mm to 15.00mm, covering the range just below HD Mezz products. It also offers solutions using high-speed copper flex assemblies.  Option cards may be added or upgraded to increase flexibility in system performance.