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Modular Connector System for VPX Applications Supporting Data Rates to 10Gb/s

The MULTIGIG RT 2 connector, the standard for VITA 46, supports data rates up to 10Gb/s and represents a huge step forward in the world of rugged computing and C4ISR enabling technology. The modular connector system features a protected backplane connector and uses a pinless interface and wafer-based design in place of pin contacts. The connector system also offers built in ESD features enabling field serviceability, is extremely light weight and is fully qualified for VITA 46 environments.

Quad-Redundant Contact System to Meet VITA 72 Shock and Vibration Protocols

MULTIGIG RT 2-R connectors designed to meet VITA 72 environmental performance, while leveraging all the technical and economic benefits of VITA 72 VPX. Quad-redundant contact system increases reliability in a high vibration environment by providing double the points of contact versus our standard MULTIGIG RT 2 connector.

The connectors consist of interlocking left end and right end signal modules (half or full), center signal modules, and stand-alone modules available in vertical receptacles (backplane application) and right-angle plugs (daughtercard application), and complementary mechanical guide assemblies (available in size 7.2mm, 9.0mm, or 10.8mm). The guide assembly consists of a guide pin (used with receptacles) and a guide module (used with plugs). The guide assembly provides blind mating and misalignment for the connectors. The 9.0mm and 10.8mm guide assemblies also provide keying and are available with or without an internal contact for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.

The modules are capable of being stacked in any configuration with limitations, to a maximum length of 120 between guide assemblies. These connectors perform at two separate density levels: Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Each module has 6, 8, or 10 rows of eye-of-needle compliant pin signal contacts with 20.3 or 25.4 centerline spacing (profile size). A right-angle plug module having 7 rows with 20.3 centerline spacing is also available for Tier 2 only to accommodate special applications used by the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA). The signal contacts, along with the ground contacts (in Tier 1 modules only) and ESD contacts (if using the 9.0mm or 10.8mm guide assembly with ESD contact), provide sequencing for each group of modules.



  • Quad-redundant contact system supports high levels of shock/vibration
  • Compliant to VITA 46 for Open VPX applications
  • Supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infini Band applications, PCIe and Serial RapidIO high speed protocols
  • Modular, lightweight connector system
  • Robust “pinless” interface
  • Differential, single-ended and power
  • Ruggedized guide hardware available
  • Supports 0.8in card slot pitches
  • VITA 46 compliance enables upgrade in existing VPX applications
  • Can be combined with high power modules (VITA 62), RF modules (VITA 67) and Optical modules (VITA 66)



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