Connector System comes in 7 and 10 mm stack heights.

Press Release Summary:

Combining integral metal ground plane with Edge Rate contact system, QEM8/QEF8 connector set is footprint compatible with QTE/QSE Series, providing higher speed without requiring PCB redesign. Designed to withstand "zippering" when unmated and ideal for rugged, high-speed applications, connector system features .8 mm pitch, 20, 40, and 60 pins/row, dual row design, and standard alignment pins. Optional Pick-n-Place pads and Tape-n-Reel packaging is also available.

Original Press Release:

Samtec's High Speed QEM8/QEF8 Series

Samtec's newest High Speed connector system is now available. The QEM8/QEF8 connector set is the third generation of our popular Q Series(TM) products. These products combine an integral metal ground plane with our unique Edge Rate contact system for superior impedance control and reduced broadside coupling and cross talk for improved signal integrity performance. The QEM8/QEF8 is footprint compatible with Samtec's popular QTE/QSE Series; this provides a higher speed, more rugged connector, but does not require a PCB redesign. The Edge Rate contacts are designed to withstand "zippering" when unmated and are ideal for rugged, high speed applications.

Other Features of our QEM8/QEF8 Series will include:

.8mm pitch
7 and 10mm stack heights
Integral metal plane for power or ground
Footprint compatible with QTE/QSE Series
20, 40, and 60 pins per row
Dual row design
Increased insertion depth and contact wipe
Alignment pins as standard
Optional Pick-n-Place pads and Tape-n-Reel Packaging is available

Samtec's High Speed QEM8/QEF8 Series is currently available for samples and production orders on 10mm stack height, with 7mm becoming available 3rd quarter.

For additional questions or comments on this or any other rugged interconnect,
contact our Signal Integrity Group.

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