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TE Connectivity's next-gen MULTIGIG RT 3 connector advances VPX

TE Connectivity has launched its fastest rugged backplane connector, the MULTIGIG RT 3, which can support speeds of 25+Gb/s, making them among the fastest rugged backplane connectors for embedded computing or VPX systems currently on the market.

The connector's ruggedized design makes them suited to withstand many extreme military and space environments.

MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors employ quad-redundant contacts — time-tested in the MULTIGIG RT 2-R series — to meet rigorous VITA standards for reliable performance under intense vibrations. This strength in harsh environments is matched by the industry’s lightest design for comparable backplane connectors. Each MULTIGIG RT 3 connector from TE is made of durable, lightweight thermoplastic and copper alloys.

In addition to being fast and lightweight rugged backplane connectors, the connectors integrate easily with other VPX products. They conform to VITA 46 industry standards, making them backwards compatible with legacy OpenVPX systems. Furthermore, their modular design enables numerous configurations by interchanging higher-speed RT 3 connectors with the legacy MULTIGIG RT 2 and RT 2-R connectors.

The MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors are designed for military electronics, C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence [C4]; Information, Surveillance, Recon [ISR]) electronic warfare systems, avionics, ground defence, missile defence and systems designed for outer space.

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Neil Tyler

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