IMPACT Backplane Connector

A Solution to Meet High-Speed Demands

The IMPACT backplane connector system offers a cost-effective, highly configurable backplane solution to address the demand for increased network bandwidth and advanced technology. Its options seem nearly infinite!

The IMPACT backplane connector pushes the speed and density envelope to address the growing demands of next-generation telecommunication and data networking equipment. While supporting high speed performance and upgrades with data rates up to 25 Gbps, these connectors save space using differential pair density with up to 80 pairs per linear inch. The IMPACT connector is available in two compliant-pin design options on both daughter-card and backplane connectors, providing you great flexibility in optimizing your designs for advanced mechanical and electrical performance. The IMPACT connector’s mating interface provides in-line staggered, bifurcated contacts that provide two points of contact for long-term, reliable performance and built-in, ground-signal sequencing. This feature reduces the average mating force per connector to improve the mechanical mating performance of the system. 


Differential pair density up to 80 per linear inch


Reduced PCB routing complexity and costs


Improved system performance

Key Benefits and Features

Density, Cost Savings, Speed, and Long-term Reliability
  • Data rates up to 25 Gbps
  • High differential pair density (up to 80 pairs per linear inch)
  • Reduced crosstalk with broad-edge-coupled, differential-pair systems running higher data rates
  • Application with compliant, press fit tails
  • Excellent mating performance with inline staggered, bifurcated contact beams in a daughter card interface
  • Flexibility and superior mechanical and electrical performance with two compliant-pin attachment options
  • Reduced PCB routing complexity and cost with 1.90mm x 1.35mm grid on backplane and daughter card
  • Mechanical reliability and guidance into connector module with polarized housings

Architecture Options

The IMPACT Backplane Connector
  • Traditional backplane
  • Co-planar
  • Mid-plane Orthogonal
  • Mezzanine
Hubs, Routers, and Switches
Hubs, Routers, and Switches
Infrastructure and Networking
Infrastructure and Networking
Test and Measurement Equipment
Test and Measurement Equipment
Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Medical Diagnostic Equipment


For IMPACT Backplane Connectors
  • Telecommunications: Hubs, Routers, and Switches
  • Office or Cellular Infrastructure Service: DSL, Cable Data
  • Data Networking: Servers and Storage
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Data Rate Comparison of IMPACT Connector Solution

Data Rate Comparison of IMPACT Connector Solution