Airmax VS® 85 Ohms

AirMax VS® 85Ω connectors are optimized to minimize impedance discontinuities and unacceptable signal loss when inserted in 85Ω channels. The connectors’ mating interfaces also satisfy demands for backwards compatibility to legacy 100Ω product interfaces ensuring a smooth transition to next-generation designs.

These products have been tested and fully comply with the differential insertion loss, impedance, and crosstalk requirements defined in the Intel® QPI connector specifications. With the Intel® QPI architecture offering transfer rates of 6.4Gb/s to >8Gb/s per lane between processors or processors and I/O controllers, memory bandwidth utilization is significantly lower, enabling multiple bi-directional 10 GbE ports in a server.

Standard connector configurations include vertical and right-angle header and receptacle signal modules to enable backplane and coplanar connections.


  • Servers
  • External Storage Systems
  • Intel® QPI Links
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Features & Benefits


Tested and fully compliant with Intel® QPI connector specifications
Support increased QPI link speeds of 6,4 Gb/s and >8 Gb/s
Right-angle and vertical receptacles and headers support backplane and coplanar connections
Backwards-compatibility to 100Ω mating interfaces provides a smooth transition to new designs
Available with 2mm or 3mm column spacing
Complementary power connectors and guide modules complete range
Compatible with Hard Metric design practice
Halogen-free products aid efforts to minimize the use of environmentally sensitive materials in the electronics industry

For more information on the following technical documents, please send your request by submitting the Request Form:
Capability matrix
Electrical model
Qualification report
SI report
Test report