PCIe Edge Card Connector Keeps A Low-Profile

Samtec’s unveils its latest low-profile PCI Express edge card connector featuring Edge Rate contacts for optimized signal integrity. The connector is PCI Express Gen 4 compliant and supports one, four, eight, and sixteen links for different bandwidth requirements.


The 1-mm (0.0394”) pitch PCIE-LP Series connector sports a low, 8-mm profile, which is 3-mm less than the standard 11-mm profile with an identical 3.5-mm contact wipe. This provides more vertical space in a standard size chassis with a set form factor allowing for greater system air flow and space to route other components over the connector.

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With PCI Express Gen 4 compliance, this edge card connector achieves an 16 GT/s bit rate to meet the industry demands for increased bandwidth. Support of the PCI Express protocol ensures low latency, power savings and guaranteed transmission of the connector.


The featured Edge Rate contact system increases cycle life and minimizes the effects of broadside coupling, which decreases crosstalk for superior signal integrity performance and impedance control. The contact system is also less prone to damage when “zippered” during unmating. More information is available by contacting Samtec Inc., New Albany, IN. 800-726-8329.


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