The ZipLine® connector system addresses customer demand for maximum signal density – a paramount requirement for future equipment platforms – at data rates up to 12.5 Gb/s.
The initial ZipLine® signal modules with 1.8mm column pitch support backplane and orthogonal midplane applications. A module with 72 differential pairs provides the maximum density available by delivering 84.6 differential pairs per inch of card edge. Allowing a minimum 1-inch card slot pitch, the compact module dimensions help system designers address mechanical and thermal concerns. ZipLine® connectors can also be configured on 1.5mm column pitch to provide more than 100 signal pairs per inch of card edge for even more backplane signal density.