12 mm Mated Connectors Comply with ANSI/VITA 42.0 XMC Standard


New 12 mm stack heights comply with recent ANSI/VITA 42.0 XMC Standard

New Albany, IN: As an ANSI/VITA member, Samtec, a privately held $713MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, is proud to release new connector sets compliant with the revised ANSI/VITA 42.0-2016 XMC Standard. VITA 42 XMC defines an open standard for supporting high-speed, switched interconnect protocols on an existing, widely deployed form factor.

This revision further defined the concept for the preferred Standard connectors in XMC applications including:

  • Solder ball attachment replaced Paste-On-Pad (POP) for improved solder joints
  • Low Insertion Force (LIF) sockets to ease mating and un-mating
  • Tin-lead alloy available as a solder option
  • Revised ASP catalog numbers
  • 12 mm stack height

Based on these guidelines, Samtec is proud to release 12 mm stack height options expanding the existing family of ANSI/VITA 42 XMC Standard connectors. Chosen for high reliability stemming from the multipoint-of-contact SamArray sockets and robust solder ball design, the updated connector set has been specified for current XMC systems.

Samtec's growing catalog of XMC connectors enable switched communication between a mezzanine card and its carrier. In addition to transmitting sensitive high-speed data, these connectors provide power, ground, and auxiliary signals to the mezzanine. The 12 mm mated connector set further optimizes XMC cards for use in wider modules, designed for 1.00" pitch cage systems.

For more information, please visit https://www.samtec.com/xmc.