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 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.
See FCI MINITEK 2mm Headers
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
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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