News Release from:
11 January 2012
The SEARAY connector was developed for the large and growing high-density and high-performance mezzanine connector market to accommodate low-profile applications that are not suitable for HD Mezz™ products
The SEARAY board-to-board connector is designed for computer, networking, telecom, storage and general market applications with high pin-count devices or memory modules that are mounted on mezzanine or module PC Boards (PCBs). The design of our SEARAY has superior electrical and mechanical features that are cost competitive. The unique, Molex-patented, solder charge technology results in better process yields and a lower applied cost versus equivalent BGA connector products. Circuit sizes range from 160 through 500 positions, and mated stack heights cover 7mm (.276) to 13mm (.512).
The SEARAY flexible jumper system provides a high-performance, flexible jumper for board-to-board connector applications. It has been designed, developed and tested to support a mixed-digital and analog format. Assemblies use multiple layers of flex cable to add shielding between layers and ensure signal clarity for high-speed connectivity. Most assemblies incorporate the plug connector to aid in blind mating and to protect the pins on the motherboard through the receptacle shroud.
The SEARAY connector and flex jumper provide numerous benefits. Both offerings can achieve data rates up to 10 Gbps and allow customers to simplify PCB routing without sacrificing performance. Customers will avoid the expense of large, complex, multi-layer boards and utilize space better within a given card-slot area. Option cards may be added or upgraded to increase flexibility in design, production and testing. The SEARAY connector design has superior electrical and mechanical features that are cost competitive. Need to customize the pin out? Molex can provide customization quickly, with performance assurance guaranteed. The jumpers are available in lengths from 3 to 22 and in all stack heights and pin counts offered by the SEARAY connectors, resulting in a broad range of packaging options.