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Increase the Interconnect Speed – Don’t change the Backplane

Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2013 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
From the ground-breaking introduction of the shield-less AirMax VS® Connector in 2005, FCI is now proud to introduce the addition of the AirMax VS2™ and AirMax VSe™ connectors which allow for a scalable migration path from 10 Gb/s (AirMax VS®) to 12.5 Gb/s (AirMax VS2™) to 25 Gb/s (AirMax VSe™) per differential pair, all of this with the flexibility of an open pin field design and the convenience of backwards mating-compatible interfaces to the original AirMax VS® connectors.

Learn how the AirMax® family of connectors combine FCI technologies for a shield-less design with no metallic plates and closely edge-coupled differential pairs with innovative design improvements to yield low loss and crosstalk. The mating-compatible interfaces preserve critical pin assignments which can therefore provide opportunities for cost savings as new or upgraded equipment is deployed. For example, an existing backplane or chassis design can be upgraded with higher speed module cards, all the while allowing for the continued use and installation of legacy daughter cards, line cards or blades that are already in the field.

Ideal for design engineers of backplane solutions for storage, server, network and telecom systems, this webinar will show how FCI's shield-less backplane connectors allow for a scalable migration to 25 Gb/s systems, with the convenience of backwards mating-compatible interfaces which preserve critical pin assignments and provide cost savings for next generation products.

What attendees will learn:

  • How to upgrade your current backplane design to higher speeds (up to 25 Gb/s) without affecting existing field installations, using FCI's unique backwards compatible, intermatable and shield-less connector system.
  • How FCI's open pin field design with no pre-assigned ground pins provides the ultimate flexibility in board layout.
  • How the AirMax® product family addresses a broad range of system architectures, including backplane, midplane, coplanar, midplane orthogonal, cabled backplane and mezzanine applications.
Presenter:
Gary Oleynick, Field Application Engineer, FCI
Gary Oleynick has worked as a Field Application Engineer with FCI for nearly 27 years. Gary has worked with Cisco Systems, Intel, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Brocade, IBM, Microsoft and other datacom/telecom/high performance computing companies to provide leading edge high speed backplane, I/O and power interconnect solutions for their system designs. Gary and his wife Barbara live in Encinitas, California and have a son and daughter in college. Gary enjoys backpacking/hiking, bicycling, tennis, skiing and a good book.

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