I don't have any measurement data on the Mictor connector, but
Teradyne's VHDM connector is a quality connector. With it connecting two
boards together at 50ohm controlled impedance, TDR measurments showed
unnoticable impedance change as it passed through the VHDM. The only way I
could identify where the connector was on the measurement was by unplugging
the board to see where the open appeared. In the same measurement that was
taken, a Berg connector was also present in the system. Its location was
very noticable on the TDR measurement. The VHDM does have a price tag, but
it does have performance benefits.
From: Greim, Michael [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 10:40 AM
Subject: [SI-LIST] : High signal density controlled impedance connectors
I am currently going through an exercise to identify board 2 board
and board 2 cable options for our next generation products. With
a cursory look I have found the VHDM series from Teradyne and
our old favorite, the Mictor connectors from AMP. Can you
recommend any alternatives or comment on your experiences
with these connectors. I don't have pricing yet, but the Teradyne
connectors look a tad expensive. The application with be driving
LVTTL or LVDS signals (not especially far).
Gratuitously self promoting offerings from connector vendors
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