Molex reference backplane demos a 1 meter, 10 Gbit/s channel

Lisle, Ill. — The new GbX FR408 Reference Backplane Demonstrator from Molex Inc. has achieved a significant milestone in real system performance by demonstrating a true 1.0 meter, 10 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s) NRZ channel with the Molex GbX press-fit backplane connector and Xilinx’s Virtex-II Pro X FPGA over Isola’s FR408 material. This new reference backplane will help designers develop and manufacture low-cost backplane systems that scale from 2.5 to 10 Gbit/s.