EdgeLine Connectors

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EdgeLine Connectors

Molex's EdgeLine portfolio encompasses a dynamic group of product families that take advantage of the compact and clean interface of plated fingers on the edge of a printed circuit board. These one-piece solutions are cost effective in that they are only required when a peripheral interface or upgrade card is populated, and have a customizable card-edge interface where designers can specify first-mate, last-break designations, as well as shorter stubs for high-speed communications. The EdgeLine family delivers a low-cost, flexible, and scalable solution for low-to-mid range telecom, computing and storage applications.

EdgeLine vertical connectors are one-piece, press-fit, low-cost connectors with integrated ground blades to support 12.5 Gbps high-speed signal transmissions, circuit size ranges from 20 to 294 contacts and the ability to accommodate 1.57 or 2.36 mm board thicknesses. EdgeLine CoPlanar connectors have individually-grounded, insert-molded wafers for optimized 25 Gbps high-speed signals and the capability to optimize slower-speed single-ended and power circuits with a press-fit, coplanar mount to the motherboard. This family offers integrated power up to 50.0 A and accommodates 1.57 mm or 2.36 mm board thicknesses.

Video - Edgeline High-Speed Edge Card Connectors

  • High-speed differential contact design
  • Multiple PCB thicknesses (1.57 mm to 3.18 mm)
  • Press-fit, compliant-pin terminal design
  • Cost-effective stitched terminal
  • Common or singulated ground
  • Networking
    • Computing systems
    • PCIe
    • SAS
    • SATA
  • Telecommunications/Networking
    • Storage systems