Connectors accommodate fiber optics and dedicated power.

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Intended for VPX applications, MULTIGIG RT Connector Modules support data rates of 10+ Gb/s. Allowing 3U and 6U configurations, VPX maximizes I/O, offering density of 113 contacts per inch. In 6U system, connectors provide up to 160 high-speed differential pairs, each running at 6.25 Gb/s. Optical modules accommodate optical interconnection schemes used in military and aerospace applications, including Expanded Beam, LuxCis optical termini, and MT ferrules.



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Tyco Electronics Expands VPX Connector Family



-- MULTIGIG RT Connectors Gain New Modules for Enhanced Functionality --

Berwyn, Pa. - Feb 19, 2008 - In response to customer requests for additional capabilities for VITA 41/46/47/48 applications, Tyco Electronics is expanding its MULTIGIG RT interconnect product family with new connector modules to accommodate fiber optics and dedicated power. Other modules, including coaxial contacts and high-voltage are also in development. The new modules enable users to achieve greater flexibility in creating high-performance embedded computing applications.

The new modules will give system designers increased flexibility to address a very broad range of applications. The optical modules, for example, accommodate the most popular optical interconnection schemes used in military and aerospace applications: Expanded Beam, LuxCis optical termini, and MT ferrules. The bandwidth and EMI immunity of fiber optic-based I/O has created demand for optical capabilities in VPX applications.

The MULTIGIG RT connector is the high-performance interconnect system selected for VPX (VITA 46) applications, the next-generation platform beyond VME. Supporting data rates of 10+ Gb/s, the connectors are optimized for signal integrity, high density, and mechanical and environmental robustness. The VPX standard was created to meet next-generation needs for high interconnection densities, high-speed operation, and new fabric-based serial switched architectures. Allowing both 3U and 6U configurations, VPX is designed to maximize I/O in a space-efficient fashion-offering a density of 113 contacts per inch. In a 6U system, the MULTIGIG RT connector provides up to 160 high-speed differential pairs, each running at 6.25 Gb/s. The connector is also a key component within VITA 41 (VXS) and VITA 48 (REDI - Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation) architectures.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2007 sales of US$13.5 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With approximately 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at tycoelectronics.com/.TE Logo, Tyco Electronics, and MULTIGIG RT are trademarks.LuxCis is a trademark of Radiall, S.A. Product is manufactured under license from Radiall, S.A.

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