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  • Welcome to the training module on AirMax VS Connector System. This training module introduces AirMax VS high speed signal connectors and their key features
  • Airmax VS was the shieldless connector. When introduced it had the highest electrical performance of any high speed connector in the market when measuring insertion loss and crosstalk. The design follows the Hard Metric equipment practice. It offers high density for a given daughtercard pitch. There are numerous variation of the 3, 4 and 5 Differential Pair products. FCI offers both genders including Vertical Headers/Right Angle Receptacles and Vertical Receptacles / Right Angle Headers. In addition to backpanel, Co-planar, Mezzanine and I/O products are available. All products are Press-Fit, Eye of the Needle contacts. The elimination of the shields allowed FCI to offer a superior product at a cost basis that is best in class.
  • The heart of the AirMax VS connector system is the IMLA or Insert Molded Leadframe Assembly. Shielded connectors are limited in their design flexibility because the signal columns are ‘fixed’ by the relationship to their ground or shield columns. As AirMax VS has no shields, connector column pitch can be on any centerline. FCI offers 2mm and 3mm centered product, but other centers, such as 2.5mm could be tooled. By using the 3mm column pitch, 2 sets of traces can be routed between columns which can offer customers considerable savings by reducing board layer count.
  • In addition to flexibility of column pitch, the AirMax VS offers designers the ability to transmit differential pair signals, single ended signals and even power within the same connector and even within one IMLA. Connector costs may be reduced by customers not having to stock different connectors for differential pairs or single ended use. AirMax VS offered system designers the flexible high speed connector in the marketplace.
  • As previously stated, the signal integrity performance for AirMax VS is excellent. FCI has tested signals to 12.5 Gbps. There is a great deal of electrical test support available including test cards, board demonstrators, and many electrical reports including HSPICE and S-parameter file data. FCI will help customers with pin assignments to assure optimum use of this connector system.
  • A great deal of the available customer support information may be located in the FCI Electronics web site under the AirMax VS micro-site. It should also be noted that since its introduction, AirMax VS has had a superior quality record with no major customer quality problems or returns.
  • The first product introduced was the Vertical Receptacle and Right Angle Header combination. Many data customers have appreciated the design of the protected Receptacle on the backplane. 3 different Differential Pairs per column including 3-Pair (16.7mm height), 4-Pair (20mm height) and 5-Pair (25mm height). Connector heights may be chosen for slot pitch limitations or for system airflow considerations. This table shows the product availability by column pitch.
  • Similarly for the Vertical Header and the Right Angle Receptacle, the 3-Pair, 4-Pair and 5-Pair products are available. As shown in the picture, the Vertical Header may be ordered with a protective cover which also acts as a press tool for flat rock tooling during insertion to the board.
  • With the availability of the Right Angle Header and the Right Angle Receptacle, AirMax VS supports Co-planar applications for the 3-Pair, 4-Pair and 5-Pair designs.
  • By combining the Vertical Header and Vertical Receptacle, a 12.5mm stack height Mezzanine connector is available for the sizes shown.
  • In addition, FCI has tooled a 5-Pair 10 IMLA 26mm Mezzanine connector on both 2mm and 3mm column pitches. Additional heights may be tooled based upon a market/business case justification.
  • FCI has licensed WL Gore to build AirMax VS cable assemblies. Present Internal I/O availability is as shown. Other variations would considered based upon the market needs.
  • The Internal I/O offering includes both the Vertical Header and Right Angle Header with either passive or active latches. The Headers are end to end stackable and have been tested to 6.25 Gbps over 3 meters without equalization.
  • All AirMax VS connectors are RoHS compliant. FCI completed tests on various PCB coatings including copper OSP, immersion tin and immersion silver. Tin-lead boards were used as a control reference for the test. The lab test report is available.
  • The AirMax VS Power connectors are available in a 1x2, a 2x2 and 2x3 configuration. Multiple mating lengths are available on the Receptacle side for first make/last break. The Power connectors are rated at 80 amps and 150 volt per UL and IEC guidelines between adjacent conductors. The connectors are compliant with the UL finger probe test. Product drawings and specifications are available online.
  • FCI offers two versions of rugged die cast guides. The guide pin & guide module combination provides additional coding options as well as an ESD contact. The smaller guide blade & guide module combination is designed for minimum board real estate consumption.
  • The first is a 10.8mm module which offers the options of keying and ESD. Product is designed to fit next to the 4/5-Pair Signals and 3-Pair Signal connectors. Both backpanel and co-planar versions are available.
  • The 7.2mm module Guide is designed where board space constraints are important. The 7.2 is used for guidance only and is also available to fit beside the 4/5-Pair Signal and 3-Pair signals. Both backpanel and co-planar variations are available.
  • For customers that require many low speed signals, the Millipacs® Hard Metric connector system will fit next to the AirMax VS system. The Millipacs product family offers many product variations.
  • This chart shows the Nominal Contact Wipe Distance, in mm, for all the products described.
  • Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation on “ AirMax VS Connector System” . If you would like to learn more or go on to purchase some of these devices, you may either click on the part list link, or simply call our sales hotline. For more technical information you may either visit the FCI site, or if you would prefer to speak to someone live, please call our hotline number, or even use our ‘live chat’ online facility.
  • AirMax VS Connector System

    1. 1. AirMax VS Connector System <ul><li>Source: FCI </li></ul>
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce AirMax VS ® high speed signal connectors and their key features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AirMax VS ® signal connector features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AirMax accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 pages </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. AirMax VS ® A Flexible High Speed Signal Connector Design <ul><li>The first shieldless high speed connector </li></ul><ul><li>Very low insertion loss and crosstalk </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Metric (HM) equipment design practice </li></ul><ul><li>High signal density for a given daughter card pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous 3, 4, and 5 pair products tooled </li></ul><ul><li>All genders are being tooled as required by customers </li></ul><ul><li>Backpanel, coplanar, mezzanine, and I/O products </li></ul><ul><li>Press-fit “eye of needle” contacts </li></ul>
    4. 4. AirMax VS ® Insert Molded Leadframe Assembly <ul><li>Each IMLA performs electrically as an independent unit </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical performance does not rely on physical location relative to an adjacent IMLA (or to an adjacent shield) </li></ul><ul><li>This permits different column-to-column pitches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 mm and 3 mm pitches are available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger column pitch requires fewer routing layers but reduces signal density </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitch is defined by the molded; the same IMLA is used regardless of pitch </li></ul></ul>IMLA: Insert Molded Leadframe Assembly
    5. 5. AirMax VS ® A flexible high speed signal connector design <ul><li>The same IMLA design will transmit differential pair or single ended signals </li></ul><ul><li>There is no internal bussing </li></ul><ul><li>PCB layout defines how each connector position functions </li></ul><ul><li>Connector costs are minimized because few specials are required </li></ul>
    6. 6. Signal Integrity Performance Summary <ul><li>Differential Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impedance: 100 +/- 5 ohms @ 55ps(20-80%) risetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insertion Loss: 0.7 dB max through 6.25 Gb/s; 2.0 dB max through 20 Gb/s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-end multi-active crosstalk: 2.5% max @ 55ps(20-80%) risetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Far-end multi-active crosstalk: 3% max @ 55ps(20-80%) risetime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single Ended Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impedance: 60 ohms nominal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insertion Loss: 0.5 dB max through 3.125 Gb/s; 2.0 dB max through 6.25 Gb/s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-end multi-active crosstalk: 9% max @ 150ps(20-80%) risetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Far-end multi-active crosstalk: 3% max @ 150ps(20-80%) risetime </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Signal Product Information <ul><li>Product customer drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified Pro/E models </li></ul><ul><li>Product specification: GS-12-239 </li></ul><ul><li>Product qualification test report: EL-2004-03-008D </li></ul><ul><li>Application specification: GS-20-035 </li></ul><ul><li>Signal Integrity testing (differential & single ended) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insertion loss, crosstalk, impedance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differential & single ended within the same IMLA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connector de-embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSpice models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ S” parameters </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Available Signal Connector Configurations Backpanel Receptacle gender:   6,8,10 3   8,10 6,8,10 4   8,10 8,10 5 Number of columns (3mm pitch) Number of columns (2mm pitch) Differential pairs per column
    9. 9. Available Signal Connector Configurations Backpanel Header gender:   6,10 3   8,10 8,10 4   10 8,10 5 Number of columns (3mm pitch) Number of columns (2mm pitch) Differential pairs per column
    10. 10. Available Signal Connector Configurations Coplanar   6,8,10 3   10 8,10 4   10 8,10 5 Number of columns (3mm pitch) Number of columns (2mm pitch) Differential pairs per column
    11. 11. Available Signal Connector Configurations Mezzanine ( 12.5 mm stack height )   6,10 3 10 10 4   10 8,10 5 Number of columns (3mm pitch) Number of columns (2mm pitch) Differential pairs per column
    12. 12. Available Signal Connector Configurations Mezzanine ( other stack heights available ) The vertical receptacle is the same as is used for backpanel applications 10 3 5 26 10 2 5 26 Column pitch (mm) Differential pairs per column Number of columns Stack height (mm)
    13. 13. Available Signal Connector Configurations <ul><li>Internal I/O - Vertical header & Right angle header: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 pair, 10 column, 2mm Vertical Header I/O </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 pair, 8 and 10 column 2mm Right Angle I/O </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 pair 6 column 3mm Right Angle I/O </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AirMax technology has been licensed to W.L. Gore </li></ul>Cable & cable assemblies: W.L. Gore Board connectors & terminal blocks: FCI
    14. 14. Available Signal Connector Configurations <ul><li>Internal I/O - Vertical header & Right angle header: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compatible with 25mm daughter card pitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>passive and active latches offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>end to end stackable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.25 Gbps performance over 3 meters w/o equalization </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Lead Free Prodcuts <ul><li>Lead free / RoHS qualification status: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>signal connectors - passed qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>power connectors - passed qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guide connectors - compliant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PCB coatings tested (in min, nom, & max holes): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>copper OSP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>immersion tin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>immersion silver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tin lead (for reference) </li></ul></ul>Lead free test reports are available for customer review
    16. 16. Power Modules <ul><li>1x2 and 2x2 (12mm module) & 2X3 (18mm module) configurations available </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple mating lengths are available (controlled on the receptacle side) </li></ul><ul><li>80 amps/12mm module current carrying capacity (1 connector powered, 2-sided 5oz Cu traces) </li></ul><ul><li>150 volt rating per UL and IEC between any adjacent conductors </li></ul><ul><li>Press-fit “eye of needle” contacts (0.65 - 0.80mm PTH) </li></ul><ul><li>Product information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product customer drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified Pro/E models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product specification: GS-12-220 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application specification: GS-20-023 </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Guide / Keying / ESD Modules <ul><li>Rugged die cast construction </li></ul><ul><li>Product information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product customer drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified Pro/E models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Specification: GS-20-045 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Available Guide Connector Configurations <ul><li>10.8mm Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keying and ESD pin options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal or external threads on vertical pins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4/5 pair or 3 pair profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several threaded stud lengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backpanel or coplanar </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Available Guide Connector Configurations <ul><li>7.2mm Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External threads only on vertical pins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4/5 pair or 3 pair profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several threaded stud lengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backpanel or coplanar </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Complementary 2mm HM Products <ul><li>Millipacs® Connector System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed in accordance with IEC 917, IEC 61076-4-101, and CompactPCI standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5+2 and 8+2 signal modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid modules for power and coax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrouds for midplane and rear cable-plug applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-shielded and shielded cable connectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding and discrimination keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESD and guiding system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 levels of sequential mating </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Mating Contact Sequence
    22. 22. Additional Resource <ul><li>For ordering AirMax VS connectors, please click the part list or </li></ul><ul><li>Call our sales hotline </li></ul><ul><li>For more product information go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For additional inquires contact our technical service hotline or even use our “Live Technical Chat” online facility </li></ul>