TE Connectivity Expands Fortis Zd Backplane Family

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Next-Gen High-Speed Connectors Offered in Lower Pin Counts

The Fortis Zd connector family from TE Connectivity now includes compact 6-row configurations in addition to the original 9-row versions. Well suited to C4ISR applications requiring high-speed, compact, and light-weight connectivity in rugged environments, the new 6-row connectors can be used in such space-constrained applications as UAVs, satellites, and man-portable systems. Supporting two differential pairs per row, the new connectors are available with 10 or 20 columns—for up to 40 signal pairs. TE will be featuring this technology at AUSA 2011 on October 10-12, at Booth 7153 (Hall D) in Washington, D.C.

Fortis Zd connectors support data rates of 12+ Gb/s and are designed to meet the rugged mechanical and environmental requirements of defense and aerospace applications. By combining the best features of commercial high-speed backplane connectors with proven Mil-Spec mini-box contacts, the high-performance system enables improved communications, unmatched situational awareness, and technologically superior command/control.

To meet a range of mechanical and EMI environments, the connectors are available in three shell styles: all-plastic shell, tamped metal shell for enhanced mechanical protection and shielding, and machined metal shell for the ultimate in connector protection and robustness.

For more information on TE's Fortis Zd connectors, contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752 or visit http://www.thefutureunleashed.com. Follow us on Twitter for all the latest product news @TEConnectivity, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teconnectivity.

Fortis Zd, TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/.

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