November 6, 2012
TE Connectivity introduced the STRADA family of connectors as part of its commitment to develop customer-focused next-generation interconnect solutions.
TE’s STRADA Mesa Connector system is the latest advancement for mezzanine (stacking) applications. It has a pin and socket signal contact design that can be arranged in either a high-speed differential, high-density single-ended, and/or coax patterns. In addition, the STRADA Mesa connector offers integrated power contacts, each capable of carrying 14 AMPS of current.
The STRADA Mesa system is being offered in stack height options starting at 8 mm and growing to 42 mm. This connector system is offered in standard-width, which has eight differential pairs per column, and half-width, which has four differential pairs per column. Standard-width with eight pairs per column is offered in sizes 1, 2, and 3, which when fully loaded with differential pairs will yield 40, 80, and 120 pairs, respectively. Half-width, four pairs per column, is also offered in sizes 1, 2, and 3, which, when fully loaded with differential pairs, will yield 24, 48, and 88 pairs, respectively.
The STRADA Mesa receptacle height remains constant throughout the range of stack heights. Both the receptacle and header are press-fit attached to the PCB. In addition, STRADA Mesa Connectors are available as a power-only system. The STRADA Mesa connector for power is being offered with either 6 or 12 power contacts, with each contact rated for 14 amps of current.