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DDR4 DIMM Socket accepts JEDEC-compliant modules.

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November 27, 2012 - Designed for vertical, surface-mount termination, DDR4 DIMM Socket features dual-row connectors that provide 284 contacts on 0.85 mm pitch and accept DDR4 memory modules that conform to JEDEC MO-309A. Slim connector housing and ejector designs optimize airflow, while 2.4 mm module seating plane in connector minimizes overall height with memory module installed. Several color options are available for molded housings and ejectors.

FCI Electronics

825 Old Trail Rd., Etters, PA, 17319 9769, USA

Original Press Release

FCI Develops Surface-Mount DDR4 DIMM Socket

Press release date: November 12, 2012

ETTERS, PA — FCI, a leading manufacturer of connectors and interconnect systems, announces that samples of its vertical, surface-mount DDR4 DIMM socket are now available. DDR4 is the new generation of DDRx memory that will enable next-generation systems to achieve higher performance, increased packaging density, and improved reliability with reduced power consumption. FCI’s design objective is to achieve full compliance with standardized mechanical, electrical, environmental, and signal integrity performance requirements as those connector specifications are developed, finalized and published by JEDEC.

While FCI’s initial DDR4 socket samples are designed for surface-mount termination, plated-through-hole solder and press-fit termination types are also under development, and evaluation samples of those product types will be available in the near future.

“Leading server manufacturers are increasingly seeking DDR4 connector samples to support their early design and validation activities in anticipation of Intel’s commercial releases of the Grantley server platform and Haswell server processors in early 2014, and FCI is moving quickly to support those developers,” said Jeff Wu, FCI Product Manager.

The dual-row connectors provide 284 contacts on 0.85 mm pitch and are designed to accept DDR4 memory modules that conform to JEDEC MO-309A. The slim connector housing and ejector designs optimize airflow, and the 2.4 mm module seating plane in the connector minimizes the overall height with a memory module installed. Several color options are available for molded housings and ejectors to give system designers the capability to color code the DIMM slots on motherboards or other system boards.

For additional information about FCI’s DDR4 DIMM connector offering, please visit www.fci.com/DDR4 or contact us at DDR4@fci.com.

Press contacts:
Gilles Rizzo   
33-1-7267-3761   
gilles.rizzo@fci.com

About FCI Electronics
With 6,680 employees in 30 countries and sales of 612M USD in 2011, FCI Electronics is a global manufacturer of connectors for various markets such as data, communications, consumer, industrial, instrumentation, medical and automotive. For more information, please visit us at www.fciconnect.com .

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