Mezalok Connector Offers Fast, Rugged, Super-Redundant Solution For Extreme Environments

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Tyco Electronics (TE), the leading global provider of electrical components, connectors, network solutions and specialty products, today launched the Mezalok connector – a high-reliability mezzanine connector that more than doubles the speed and durability of competing technology, making it the most viable option for today’s military and commercial aerospace applications.

Tyco Electronics (TE), the leading global provider of electrical components, connectors, network solutions and specialty products, today launched the Mezalok connector – a high-reliability mezzanine connector that more than doubles the speed and durability of competing technology, making it the most viable option for today’s military and commercial aerospace applications.

The need for embedded electronic systems in rugged platforms has been continually increasing and driving more stringent requirements for board-to-board connectivity. TE engineers responded to these needs by developing a super-fast, super-durable and super-redundant mezzanine connector ideal for extreme environments.

“We developed the VITA 61 connector at the request of the rugged embedded community and in support of the aerospace and defense XMC ecosystem.” said Greg Powers, market development manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, Tyco Electronics. “With its M55302 pedigree and refined electrical performance, the Mezalok represents the best in class for mezzanine connectors, further expanding the XMC envelope and allowing designers to leap to the next level.”

At 5 GHz+, this rugged, surface mount mezzanine connector incorporates a super-redundant “mini-box” four-point contact system for separable interface and ultra reliability. LCP plastic housings offer superior thermal stability and are low-outgassing. In addition, compliant BGA board attach supports standard surface mount processing and excellent thermal stability.

The new TE Mezalok connector offers the following “elemental advantages”:

  • 5 GHz+ for second generation protocols
  • 500 mating cycles durability compared to current 100 cycle standards
  • Protected socket end for reliable blind mateability
  • Sealed mated connection to prevent failure from debris
  • Optimal thermal stability
  • “Mini-box” four-point super redundant contact system
  • Stacking or mezzanine applications
  • VITA 61 standard
  • 10,12 and 18mm stack heights
  • 60 and 114 positions

To request a sample or for more information, the latest news and to download the Mezalok white paper, visit http://www.TheElementalAdvantage.com. Follow us on Twitter @TycoElectronics.

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About Tyco Electronics:
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US $10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

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