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Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus Connectors

Z-PACK HM-Zd plus connectors
HM-Zd Plus
Upgrading current backplane architectures from existing to higher performance designs is a continual challenge in the interconnect industry. We are addressing this issue with its Z-PACK HM-Zd connector family with the introduction of the Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus connector. The new Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus product is ideally suited to meet next generation AdvancedTCA designs.

The Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus connector is fully compatible with existing Z-PACK HM-Zd connectors, but offers an increase in data rate performance to 15 - 20 Gb/s. Enabling this performance upgrade are a reduction in connector and pcb footprint crosstalk, tighter impedance control, reduction of intra pair skew and an improvement in the insertion loss characteristics. All of this is achieved in a form factor that is identical to the current industry standard version and therefore fully backward compatible with existing legacy equipment in the field today.

As exemplified by the Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus connector development effort, we are committed to meeting customer needs as requirements for increased interconnect performance intensify, not only with brand new, state-of-the-art designs but with enhanced versions of existing connector families as well.

    Key Features
  • 15 - 20 Gb/s performance
  • Fully plug compatible with current Z-PACK HM-Zd backplane connector configurations
  • Connector upgrade including reduced crosstalk and skew, tighter impedance control, and improved signal throughput
  • Ideal for next generation AdvancedTCA designs
  • PCB footprint enhanced for lower crosstalk and improved impedance while permitting easier trace routing
  • Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus connectors are designed for high speed backplane applications:

    • Servers: Blade, Rack Mount and Mainframe
    • Switches: Stackable, Carrier Grade, Core, Edge and Metro Ethernet
    • Routers: Edge, Core, Enterprise Class, Carrier Grade Ethernet, Broadband Remote access Aggregation Server (BRAS), and Multi Service Edge
    • Optical Transport: Carrier Grade Optical, Metro Wave Division Multi-plexing (WDM), Optical Multi-Service Provisioning, Long Haul Optical, and Optical Line Terminals (OLT)

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