As system speeds increase to multi-gigabit levels and beyond, ensuring signal integrity in high-speed channels requires major backplane connector performance upgrades.
Backplane architecture has served the electronics industry well for many years. Circuitry embedded in up to 40 layers of the backplane can create custom point-to-point, broad parallel bus structures or full mesh networks, essentially making the backplane a very large connector. Daughtercards that plug into the backplane enable modular system design, as well as provide a simple process for upgrades and repair. The backplane can be populated with the same or a variety of connectors that are designed for specific functions including lin