Hirose’s stackable BGA mezzanine connector reduces costs

24th March 2023
Harry Fowle

Hirose has launched a stackable ball grid array (BGA) mezzanine connector designed for high-speed and high-density server applications.

The hermaphroditic IT14 Series features a self-mating design to eliminate the need for additional mating parts. Fewer mating parts not only reduce costs but also increase reliability and enhance performance.

The IT14 Series supports high-speed data transmission of more than 56Gbps NRZ /112Gbps PAM4. An Ethernet OAM-specified connector, the IT14 Series connector utilises a high-density design (172DPs/in2) to meet telecom and networking application requirements.

The IT14 Series mezzanine connector has a stub-less 2-point contact design for ultra-reliability. A protective housing encapsulates the contact tips to prevent warping during mating.

The IT14 Series connector has been widely accepted by the open computer project (OCP),” said Mark Kojak, Chief Marketing Officer and Sr. VP of Sales, Product Management and Operations. “The OCP is a community of engineers who design and deliver the most efficient server, storage and data centre hardware for scalable computing.”

Available in a 688-position version, the IT14 Series is 68.0mm long, 20.10mm wide, and 4.91mm high. The IT14 Series BGA mezzanine connector has a rated current of 1.2A, a rated voltage of 30V AC/DC, and an operating temperature range of -55℃ to 105℃.

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