This paper will examine the pin assignment of differential pairs in a connector to
avoid crosstalk. It would be very helpful for those designs which have very few pairs
high speed links (in GHz range) and using today’s modern connector of high speed
differential links could be a waste of money. It will be shown how the NFP removal
specially ground pads in signal layers can improve the performance of design. Also it
will be presented how connector stub effect and skew can be minimized.