The latest expansion of the ept Colibri® circuit board connector system will provide hardware developers with greater flexibility in high-speed applications. Effective immediately, all versions of the high-speed connectors with a pitch of 0.5 mm are now also available with the pin counts 40, 80, 120, 160, and 200.
The original pin count versions, 220 and 440, have already proven their merit in terms of performance and contact design in COM Express applications. Having five more pin count options to choose from now provides hardware developers with more opportunities to adapt the heights and pin counts of the necessary board-to-board connections in keeping with the relevant high-speed application. The new Colibri connectors with 40 to 200 pins also feature optimized contact design that enables data transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps, as well as additional benefits. As such, they are ideal for PCI Express Gen3 applications with 8 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet (10GBase-KR). S-parameters are available on request from ept for use in simulating your proprietary designs.
The entire Colibri® connector series, including the new pin count options, impresses with extremely robust design and a high degree of versatility. All of the pin count options are available for a board-to-board distance of 5 or 8 mm, thereby guaranteeing maximum flexibility in designing circuit board connections. The double-row connector system consisting of a plug and a receptacle has a pitch of 0.5 millimeters and is processed using SMT technology – in other words, it is soldered directly onto the circuit boards. For the 440 pin count version, two 220 pin count Colibri® connectors are held together by a soldering frame. This guarantees precise positioning of the two components in keeping with COM Express specifications. The frame is removed once the soldering has been completed.
Both the 220 and 440 pin count versions are compatible with all popular connector systems on the market. This has been proven by signal integrity tests carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute. The testers compared Colibri® connectors to other COM Express connectors and also tested the two connector types in combination, achieving excellent results in each scenario. Moreover, the Colibri® connectors also meet all of the specifications for PICMG COM Express®, SFF-SIG CoreExpress®, and nanoETXexpress.
All Colibri connectors are shipped in tape-and-reel packaging, facilitating fully automatic processing.
Further information is available at www.ept.de/Colibri-en