FCI AirMax VS® Hard Metric Backplane Connector Series
FCI AirMax VS® Hard Metric connector family is comprised of the VS, VS2, and VSe backplane connector and Hard Metric power connectors. The AirMax series ranges in speeds of 12.5Gb/s up to 25Gb/s and are backward compatible with existing AirMax designs allowing customers to easily upgrade to higher speed performance.
-AirMax VSe connectors provide further signal integrity and performance improvements while maintaining the flexibility of an open pin field design. VSe connectors mate with both VS and VS2 connectors but use smaller vias and other SI improvements to achieve 25 Gb/s performance.
-AirMax VS2 connectors offer higher performance compared to the AirMax VS series up to 20 Gb/s. AirMax VS2 connectors are drop-in replacements for VS connectors and are recommended for new designs.
-AirMax 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. FCI AirMax VS Hard Metric connector family is ideal for applications including servers, storage devices, industrial, medical, test and measurement.
-AirMax High Power connectors provide options for the protected receptacle to be on the backplane/midplane or on the daughter card.