Samtec SkyRay Elevated Array System

By News Release | September 15, 2015

The Samtec SkyRay elevated array system supports 28+Gb/s applicaations as well as PCIe and XAUI specifications.

Samtec’sSamtec SkyRay Elevated Array System newly released SkyRay elevated array system offers design flexibility and high-speed performance without sacrificing signal integrity. The high-speed system supports 28+Gb/s applications, as well as PCIe and XAUI specifications.

SkyRay is a three-piece system consisting of one riser and two receptacles (TPAR/TPAF Series), which when mated provide an elevated 35mm stack height. High-density wafers inside the riser feature a helical crossover design to greatly reduce crosstalk in 100-ohm differential applications. A choice of one-, two-, or three-module configurations is available with 50 differential pairs per module on a staggered 1.50mm x 1.75mm pitch. The elevated stack height aids in system airflow and accommodates for wide misalignment tolerances in the X-Y axes. Low-profile receptacles with solder ball termination allow low thermal mass for easy reflow processing and a removable riser simplifies stack height changes for increased system flexibility.

Also available are stack heights from 18mm to 40mm for increased flexibility. An installation cap is available for manually mating the system, along with an extraction tool for removing the reusable riser should receptacle replacement be necessary.


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