TE 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.”