FCI Designs Press-fit PCI Express Card-edge Connector Family
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825 Old Trail Rd.
Etters, PA, 17319 9769
Press release date: February 7, 2006
ETTERS, Pa. (February 7, 2006) - FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has developed press-fit, vertical PCI Express(TM) card-edge connectors to extend the use of high-speed, serial PCI Express architecture to the thicker system boards found in server applications. The press-fit connectors are targeted for use on 2.36mm (0.093") to 4.19mm (0.165") thick PCBs.
"As board thicknesses increase, through-hole aspect ratios increase the difficulty of achieving reliable solder joints using solder-to-board connectors," said Stanley Fu, FCI product manager. "By using press-fit PCI Express card-edge connectors, manufacturers can avoid soldering problems and improve manufacturing yields when implementing I/O slots on thick motherboards."
The connector family is offered with the industry-standard x4 and x8 links typically used in servers and in a 280-position size intended for riser cards that provide support for PCI Express, PCI, or PCI-X add-in cards in rack-mount servers. Press-fit connectors are also available in standard x1 or x16 link widths. Each serial PCI Express lane is comprised of differential transmit and receive signal pairs that support 2.5 Gb/s data rate in each direction. All connectors fully support PCI Express signal and power requirements, as well as the auxiliary signals at the interface between the system board and add-in card.
Typical pricing ranges from $0.01 to $0.02 per contact for 2,000 piece order quantities, depending on connector configuration. Samples are available for delivery, with production lead times from stock to 8 weeks.
For more information about PCI Express Card-Edge connectors, contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-237-2374, email at email@example.com or visit FCI on the web at www.fciconnect.com/pciexpress.
More about Created in 1989, FCI rapidly secured its place among the world's top three manufacturers of connectors and interconnect systems. With a turnover of 1.29 billion Euros in 2004, FCI currently operates in 30 countries where it covers the following markets: communications, data, consumer, industrial, automotive and electrical power interconnect. The company employs around 13,000 staff worldwide.
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