VPX Stacking Connectors Launched for Rugged Embedded Applications

By Mike Ball / 07 Apr 2021
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TE Connectivity VPX stacking connectorTE Connectivity has launched new lightweight, compact VPX stacking connectors designed for critical harsh-environment applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems. The VITA 46-compliant connectors allow users to cable off the backplane or plug-in card for rugged embedded computing systems.

TE’s VPX stacking connector matches the footprint of the MULTIGIG RT 2 and MULTIGIG RT 2-R connector, with 4 mm and 4.4 mm stack heights, fitting VITA 46 half modules. It is versatile enough to be used as a half module or stackable side by side to fill a full connector position. With compliant pin termination on both sides, the connector is well-suited for rigid flex or board-to-board stacking where a separable interface is not required. Press-fit application makes the connector simple to install.

Jason Dorwart, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division, commented: “This VPX stacking connector uses the industry-accepted MULTIGIG RT 2-R press-fit contact system. This connector is engineered to be versatile to fill full and partial slot profiles and rugged to meet industry demands.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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