FCI is a leading connector manufacturer. They are a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative and high-quality electrical and electronic interconnect systems for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. FCI's interconnects include connectors for audio/video, cardedge, backplane, D-Sub, headers, I/O, IC, component, rectangular, power, SMT, FFC/FPC, telecom, Ethernet, terminals, USB, and Firewire connectors, tools for crimping, striping, cutting, and drilling, as well as cable ties and cable heat shrink tubing and sleeves.
FCI AirMax VSe connectors provide a migration path for up to 25Gb/s per
differential pair with backwards mating-compatible interfaces to AirMax
VS headers and receptacles. AirMax VSe maintains the open pin field
design maximizing pin assignment flexibility and contains no
interleaving shields reducing connector weight, cost and PCB routing
complexity. The connectors combine FCI technologies for a shield-less
design with innovative design improvements to yield low loss and
crosstalk. Right-angle receptacles and right-angle headers will support
backplane, midplane, coplanar or orthogonal midplane applications.
FCI AirMax VS2 connectors provide a migration path for Airmax VS for speeds up to 12.5 Gb/s per differential pair with the flexibility of an open pin field design. The connectors are backwards compatible to existing AirMax systems and leverage the VS2 and VSe design features and technology to achieve improved signal integrity and mechanical attributes compared to AirMax VS connectors. Optimization of materials and manufacturing processes further contribute to improved price/performance. The connector utilizes FCI technology for a shield-less design with no metallic plates and closely edge-coupled differential pairs design improvements to yield low loss and crosstalk.
FCI ExaMAX™ High-Speed Backplane Connectors deliver superior performance
from 25Gb/s up to 40Gb/s for next-generation designs. ExaMAX's
revolutionary beam-on-beam contact interface provides two reliable
points of contact and minimizes the residual stub to eliminate unwanted
insertion loss resonances. The series unique stub-less contact
interface, balanced differential pairs and an optimized overmolded
structure provides a smooth, very well-controlled impedance signal with
very low crosstalk throughout the connector over the entire 20 GHz
bandwidth. ExaMAX's excellent signal performance and scalable
capabilities make it ideal for switches, routers, optical transport,
wireless infrastructure, servers, external storage systems,
FCI RotaConnect™ Rotatable Board-To-Board (BTB) Connectors are designed
to support perpendicular, coplanar and angled connections in multiple
mating/un-mating directions. These hermaphroditic
connectors accommodate any angle between +90º and -60º, enabling it to be placed anywhere on the PCB. The design allows a single part
number to house both male and female contacts. Constructed using a high temperature
thermoplastic UL-94-V0 housing material, RotaConnect BTB Connectors are
reflow soldering compatible and offer a current rating up to 5A,
operating voltage of 125V, and a temperature range of -40ºC to +125º.
Available in a 2 or 4 position configuration, FCI RotaConnect BTB Connectors are
well-suited for control boards, sensors, actuators, rigid LED Strips,
automotive lighting, channel lettering, and incandescent lighting
FCI Universal Contacts are SMT contacts that provide an electrical connection between a device and a PCB. Constructed without a housing and in accordance with FCI GS-12-500, the single-position, single contact helps designers make their devices thinner. The Universal Contacts from FCI are commonly used for connecting devices such as an antenna to a printed circuit board assembly. FCI Universal Contacts are especially well-suited for smartphones and the commercial device segment.
FCI USB 3.0 Type A Connectors are standard A receptacles with right angle and vertical styles. They are highly reliable connectors compliant with the physical, electrical, and environmental requirements of USB 3.0. These USB 3.0 receptacles offer the same interface as the USB 2.0 standard A with added pins for superspeed USB signals.
FCI Mini-SAS HD Cable Assemblies and Connectors are next-generation SAS storage interfaces for 6GB/s to 12GB/s channel bandwidth requirements that meet or exceed the respective SAS 2.1 and SAS 3.0 specifications. Mini-SAS HD provides greater port density (11mm port –to-port) versus the existing Mini-SAS 2.0 product (19.01mm port-to-port), and is fully compliant with SFF-8643 and SFF-8644 industry specifications. Internal and external connector configurations of the Mini-SAS HD include 1x1(4X), 1x2 (8X), 1x4 (16X), and enables 4x and 8x internal and external cable assembly solutions. The Mini-SAS HD profile design is fully compatible with PCI Express requirements and architectures.
The FCI PwrBlade+™ Connector is a next generation AC/DC power distribution connector system for demanding applications requiring higher linear current density and low power loss. It is capable of 192A/linear inch with eight adjacent high power contacts energized simultaneously and ≤ 0.7mΩ power contact resistance after environmental exposure. The PwrBlade+™ Connector builds on the PwrBlade® connector's proven technology but includes enhancements to achieve increased performance and density. It is rated up to 75A per power contact without exceeding a 30°C temperature rise in still air. The PwrBlade+™ Connector also features a highly vented, halogen-free housing design, a low power contact option for applications with multiple voltages and lower power requirements and half-bullet guides for a reduced connector footprint.
FCI Micro HDMI Type D Connectors are extremely small, high reliability
connectors ideally suited for next-generation compact audio / video data
PCB layout aimed at HDMI Rev.1.4 and 3D signal transmission. The Micro
HDMI Type D Connectors are half the size of the current Type C (Mini)
connectors, durable to 5,000 mating cycles, and comply with physical,
electrical, and environmental requirements of HDMI 1.4
FCI AirMax VS Hard Metric connector family is comprised of the VS High Power, VS High-Speed, VS2, and VSe connectors. VS connectors are based on a unique connector design that eliminates the need for interleaving shields by using air as a highly efficient dielectric between conductors. VS High Power connectors provide options for the protected receptacle to be on the backplane/midplane or on the daughter card. VS high-speed signal connectors serve to connect compute blade modules, compute blade mezzanine modules, or chassis management modules to a midplane or backplane in a SSI modular blade server chassis. VS2 connectors provide a migration path for Airmax VS for speeds up to 12.5Gb/s fully compliant with IEEE 802.3ap with the flexibility of an open pin field design. VSe connectors provide a migration path for up to 25Gb/s per differential pair with the flexibility of an open pin field design. FCI AirMax VS Hard Metric connector family is ideal for applications including servers, storage devices, industrial, medical, test and measurement.
FCI AirMax VS high-speed signal connectors serve to connect compute blade modules, compute blade mezzanine modules, or chassis management modules to a midplane or backplane in a SSI modular blade server chassis. The high-speed inter connect channels support industry-standard technologies such as PCI Express Gen 2, Infiniband QDR, 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and Backplane Ethernet. The Server System Infrastructure (SSI) Blade Specifications define mechanical, electrical, and management interfaces for blade server platforms to ensure compatibility and interoperability among compute blade modules, compute blade mezzanine modules, chassis management modules, and midplanes or backplanes from a variety of independent vendors.
FCI AirMax VS High Power connectors provide options for the protected receptacle to be on the backplane/midplane or on the daughter card. These compact high-power connectors complement the ZipLine and AirMax VS high-speed signal connector offerings. Contacts are flat except for minimal forming at the plug contact’s mating interfaces, which enables the use of high conductivity base metal. The unique insulator design includes openings to help air flow around the contacts to improve heat dissipation. These design features contribute to the connectors’ higher current-carrying cap. FCI AirMax VS High Power connectors include a range of options with differential pairs/column, column pitches, or column counts, optimized for either 100O or 85O impedance to match channel impedance and reduce loss, halogen-free signal modules, and the availability of power and guide modules to complement the signal connector offering.
FCI MezzoStak™ 0.5mm Pitch Board-to-Board Mezzanine Connectors
feature a hermaphroditic "mates-to-self" design using the same part
number for both mated sides, reducing inventory and administration
connectors ensure highly reliable performance with guidance "scoops" to permit easy mating when
mis-aligned, polarization to prevent mis-mating, dual-point mating for
redundant electrical contact, and high retention force to ensure a secure connection. FCI MezzoStak 0.5mm Pitch Board-to-Board Mezzanine Connectors
are suited for portable & mobile electronics, medical &
instrumentation, hand-held terminals, automatic identification &
data capture, sensors, military, communications & networking, motor
vehicle, and metering & energy applications.
FCI's 1.25mm Wire-to-Board Connectors Series consists of terminals, crimp housings, and PCB headers in straight and right angle, surface mount and through mount configurations that conform to the EU Industry Safety Standard and operate in temperature range from -40℃ to +105℃. Featuring a single-row design, these connectors are available with 2 to 15 circuits. RoHS compliant and UL approved, FCI 1.25mm W2B Connectors are ideally suited for POS ticketing, industry control, motor/robot control, security, and handheld device applications.
FCI's High Power Card-Edge (HPCE™) Connector is the next
generation power card edge connector that satisfies the demands of
applications requiring high linear current density and low power loss.
The HPCE connector offers a low profile height (2.8 mm for
straddle mount; 7.50 mm for right angle) and is based on FCI’s cost
effective and highly reliable stamped-and-formed power contact
technology. Rated to 9A per power contact beam (with multiple power
contacts fully energized) without exceeding a 30ºC temperature rise in
still air. The FCI HPCE connector is available with a single molded
housing that integrates power and signal contacts for power distribution
and control. The HPCE connector is modularly tooled enabling it
to be to be highly configurable for custom power designs in terms of the
number and placement of power and signal contacts. Ideal for pluggable
AC and DC power supplies or board-to-board connections for power
distribution in applications such as next generation 1U/2U servers,
storage enclosures, telecommunications equipment, and datacom/networking
FCI MINITEK 127 Board to Board & Wire to Board 1.27mm Connector System contains an extensive modular range of connectors for all types of wire to board and cable to board applications. It includes straight and right angle, surface mount and through mount, different plating variations, and pin counts up to 100 positions. FCI MINITEK 127™ 1.27mm Connector System is not a proprietary system and is therefore intermateable with other common designs. Housed in high-temperature, black thermoplastic, MINITEK 127™ series features a flammability rating of UL 94 V-0 and an operating temperature range from -40ºC to +85ºC. The electrical current rating is 1 A continuous and the voltage rating is 125V.
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The FCI DDR3 Memory Module Sockets are designed to accept 240-position DDR3 memory modules as per JEDEC MO-269. FCI´s DDR3 memory sockets are available in low-contact resistance versions that support the use of RDIMM. The very low profile (VLP) form factor option provides an overall connector height of less than 20.6mm and complies to the JEDEC SO-007 specifications. The FCI DDR3 Memory Module Sockets
allow convenient memory expansion in servers, workstations, desktop
PCs, mobile PCs, and embedded applications in communications and
The FCI DDR2 Memory Module Sockets accept industry-standard FB-DIMM, DIMM, or SO-DIMM assemblies. The 240-position vertical connectors for the DDR2 Fully Buffered DIMM feature 1.0mm pitch dual-row edge contacts and accept modules that confirm to JEDEC MO-256. The 240-position, 1.0mm pitch module interface, vertical sockets for DDR2 dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) accept assemblies that confirm to JEDEC MO-237. The 200-position right-angle sockets (0.6mm pitch) accept DDR2 Small Outline DIMM per JEDEC MO-224 and the 144-position right-angle SO-DIMM socket for 16b/32b peripheral applications accepts DIMM assemblies compliant with new JEDEC registered outlines. The FCI DDR2 Memory Modules Sockets allow convenient memory expansion in servers, workstations, desktop PCs, mobile PCs, and embedded applications in communications and industrial equipment.
FCI's PwrBlade® Cable Assemblies and Connector System include power and signal contacts to provide power distribution and power control in a single connector. The PwrBlade power distribution connector system is ideal for robust power connections to embedded AC/DC power supplies or for board-to-board connections in servers, storage enclosures, and communications equipment. The FCI's PwrBlade cable assemblies mate with PwrBlade right-angle or vertical board-mounted headers.
FCI VLP Series FFC/FPC 0.5mm Pitch Flexible Circuit Connector has the
industry's lowest mounted profile (0.7mm). FCI VLP series is ideal for
height-constrained applications including smart phones, touch screens,
small displays, handheld medical devices, industrial meters, and
portable instruments. Available in 4, 8, and 10 positions, the surface
mountable VLP FFC/FPC 0.5mm Pitch Flexible Circuit Connector features a
zero insertion force (ZIF) cable insertion and a backside flip design,
as well as a cable locking feature to provide high retention force. The
FCI VLP series is lead- and halogen-free with gold-plating.
The FCI DensiShield™ I/O System of high-speed cable assemblies and connectors is designed to support the transmission of high-speed, serial differential signals. With high density, mechanical robustness, ease of PCB assembly, excellent shielding, and signal integrity performance, the FCI DensiShield System is designed for long engagement and board-to-board profiles as low as 15mm.
AirMax VS® connector system gives backplane system designers the freedom to rethink the way products are designed. Based on a radical design concept, AirMax VS® (Virtual Shield) connectors eliminate the need for interleaving ground shields by using air as a highly efficient dielectric.
This Versatile, high density parallel-boardto-board connector system offers twelve PCB stack heights in nine sizes up to two hundred positions.
FCI D-Subminiature connectors are one of the most popular Input - Output interconnects, addressing a wide variety of applications in Telecommunications, Data, Consumer, Industrial, Military, Instrumentation and Medical.
FCI offers a broad range of innovative connector solutions to terminate FFC, FPC, and CIC with contact spacing from 0.2mm to 2.54mm.
The GIG-Array® connector is a high speed BGA mezzanine system designed to meet the needs of up to 10 Gb/s.
FCI's I/O connector solutions complete your board and system designs by providing high-density and high-speed interfaces to enable interconnect technologies for networking, storage and memory and complementary products for power distribution.
MEG-Array® is a high speed BGA mezzanine connector designed to meet the needs of up to 10 Gb/s.
Minitek 127 is an extensive modular range of connectors for all types of wire to board and cable to board applications. It includes straight and right angle, surface mount and through mount, different plating variations and position numbers up to 100.
FCI offers a broad range of power connector solutions for power supply and backplane-to-card interfaces as well as cable assemblies for power distribution.
FCI offers a wide range of connector options to support industry-standard interfaces between storage drives and the backplane or drive carrier boards.
FCI's PCB mounted Terminal block product ranges are available in Pluggable plugs, sockets and in Fixed configurations for both signal and power.
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.
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