VPX stacking connectors compliant to VITA 46

13th April 2021
Alex Lynn

TE Connectivity (TE) has released VPX stacking connectors compliant to the VITA 46 footprint. This connector system allows users to cable off the backplane or plug-in card for rugged, embedded computing applications.

Stacking connectors are engineered to perform in environments where small, lightweight and rugged connectors are critical for reliability in harsh and strenuous conditions.

TE’s VPX stacking connector matches the footprint of the MULTIGIG RT 2 and MULTIGIG RT 2-R connector and boasts a 4mm and 4.4mm stack height, which fits VITA 46 half modules. It is versatile enough to be used as a half module or stackable side by side to fill a full connector position. With compliant pin termination on both sides, the connector is well suited for rigid flex or board-to-board stacking where a separable interface is not required. The VPX stacking connector makes installation simple with its press-fit application.

"This VPX stacking connector uses the industry accepted MULTIGIG RT 2-R press-fit contact system,” said Jason Dorwart, Product Manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “This connector is engineered to be versatile to fill full and partial slot profiles and rugged to meet the industry demands.

TE's VPX stacking connector will support the following applications and markets:

  • Military Electronics/C41SR
  • Avionics
  • Ground Defense
  • Missile Defense
  • Space

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