Stacking/Mezzanine Connectors

A mezzanine connector connects two parallel printed circuit boards in a stacking configuration. They are usually available in 5mm to 15mm stack heights, and those with small pitches (below 1.27mm) are used in applications that require small size and slim construction such as camcorders, LCD displays, and mobile/smartphones. When choosing a mezzanine connector, it’s important to consider the stack height needed to meet the application requirements; the number of signals that will pass between the boards; available space; method of attachment; and the need for either an open pin field or controlled impedance.



Stacking/Mezzanine Connectors News


New Product News: December 2017

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News for December 2017 Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new MIL-style MKJ Clip-Lock miniature circular connectors are small, lightweight, competitively priced, and easy to install, and repurpose a clip-lock latching system originally designed for the automotive industry to provide Read More >>

Autonomous vehicle data

Cars Drive Growth for Data Center Connectors

Connectivity and autonomy in next-generation autos is creating lots of data that will be sent to data centers, fostering a new market for connector makers. The explosion of electronics in vehicles continues to drive solid growth in the market for connectors. Typically, we think of these as harsh-environment connectors that can meet the rigorous demands Read More >>

Ultraminiature product roundup

Ultraminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, capable, and lightweight connectors and cable assemblies responsible for enabling the reliable transmission of high-speed data and digital audio/visual signals in an ever-expanding range of applications spanning warfare to web browsing. Ultraminiature Connector Products TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T rugged, nanominiature circular I/O connectors occupy less Read More >>

High-Speed Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest high-speed connector solutions. High-Speed Connector Roundup TE Connectivity’s 56-position press-fit stacking connectors deliver 10Gb/s signaling in high-density packaging with a footprint that matches VPX daughtercard layouts to achieve reliable, low-noise, gas-tight connections. Designed for rugged, high-speed applications, including military Read More >>

Automotive electronics

The Challenges of Engineering Interconnectivity for the Connected Automobile

Today’s cars feature advanced safety, infotainment, navigation, and diagnostics capabilities. Tomorrow’s cars will require exponentially more electronics. Thomas Scannell, Automotive Lead, Amphenol ICC     The Connected Automobile As automobiles continue to evolve, designers are leaving yesterday’s basic vehicle technology behind, embracing today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and preparing for tomorrow’s completely autonomous vehicle, Read More >>

New Product

Board-to-Board Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest board-to-board product solutions on the market. Amphenol FCI’s BergStak® 0.8mm-pitch parallel board-to-board connector system provides flexible solutions designed for high-speed, high-density applications across the communications, data, industrial, instrumentation, and medical markets. Available with 16 PCB stack heights spanning 5 – Read More >>

New Product

High-Speed Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest high-speed connector and cabling products.   High-Speed Connector Product Roundup Ideally suited for board-to-board applications that require high-density, high-speed, single-ended or differential signaling, Amphenol InterCon Systems’ Lynx™ board-to-board and mezzanine connectors feature low profiles, narrow footprints with 40 – 240 Read More >>

New Product

Ruggedized I/O Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest ruggedized I/O connector products.   Amphenol FCI’s Boltrack™ I/O connectors offer high power delivery capabilities, desirable signal integrity and surge resistivity, EMI shielding, and lightning protection. Ideal for use in a wide range of applications across the industrial, telecom, networking, Read More >>

New Product

Miniature Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest miniature connector products. Designed to meet rugged requirements for aerospace and defense, test and measurement, oil and gas, marine, and commercial air applications, TE Connectivity’s two-row, nanominiature Nanonics connectors deliver ultra-compact, weight-saving solutions qualified to MIL-DTL-32139. The wired products feature Read More >>

Embedded Ssytems

Connectors in Embedded Computers: Upgrading Performance while Downsizing

Two conferences highlighted the ongoing changes in wiring, thermals, backplanes, and many more connector technologies. Bob Hult provides the buzz from VITA’s 2017 Embedded Tech Trends forum, and then another look at DesignCon 2017.   Embedded computers have existed in the shadow of much larger computer markets for commercial and communication applications. Unlike general purpose Read More >>