XCede® Connectors

Amphenol FCI's XCede high-performance backplane connector system

Image of FCI's XCede® ConnectorsAmphenol FCI’s XCede® connector platform is designed for 25 Gb/s performance to provide the headroom to support future high-speed, serial data rate requirements demanded by next-generation equipment in data centers and service provider networks. The use of engineering polymers in a resonance-damping shield enables very low crosstalk across a wide frequency range.

XCede connectors also address requirements for higher linear signal density at the interface of backplane and daughter card. Signal connectors can be configured with 2, 4 or 6 differential pairs per column, providing up to 82.4 differential pairs/inch, suiting architectures with multiple front or rear fabric slots and blade systems with cooling straight through the backplane. Complementary guidance and power modules are also included in the product range. A wafer organizer can be used to combine groups of right-angle signal, guidance and power modules as an integrated daughter-card connector.

The XCede backplane header system provides the ruggedness and long-term reliability required by today’s systems. The wide ground contacts feature a stiffness-enhancing rib and are advanced well ahead of the signals for exceptional robustness and signal pin protection.

  • High-speed backplane system designed for 25 Gb/s
  • Use of engineering materials in the shield aids in reduction of crosstalk resonances
  • 1.85 mm column pitch offers high linear signal density
  • Configurations with 6 differential pairs/column fit 36 mm card slot pitch and provide 82.4 pairs/inch
  • 4 pairs/column fit 25 mm slot pitch with 54.9 pairs/inch
  • 2 pairs/column fit 15 mm slot pitch with 27.5 pairs/inch
  • Two ground vias between differential pairs allow elongated antipads to further improve impedance
  • Optional short compliant pin permits deeper backdrilling and dual diameter vias to enhance return loss performance
  • Wide ground contacts feature a stiffening rib and are advanced well ahead of signals for exceptional robustness and signal pin protection
  • Intermateable, electrically and mechanically interchangeable licensed second source to Amphenol TCS
  • Communications
    • Routers
    • Switches
    • Networking
    • Access
    • Transport
    • Wireless
  • Data
    • Servers
    • Storage systems
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Test and measurement

XCede® Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
10091767-00C-20DLF datasheet linkCONN HEADER 4PR 6COL VERT10091767-00C-20DLFCONN HEADER 4PR 6COL VERT161 - Immediate
10091767-00C-20DLF product page link
10104997-00C-20DLF datasheet linkCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT10104997-00C-20DLFCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT192 - Immediate
10104997-00C-20DLF product page link
10104997-M0C-20DLF datasheet linkCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT10104997-M0C-20DLFCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT168 - Immediate
10104997-M0C-20DLF product page link
10104997-J0C-20DLF datasheet linkCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT10104997-J0C-20DLFCONN HEADER 6PR 6COL VERT120 - Immediate
10104997-J0C-20DLF product page link
10104999-00E-20DLF datasheet linkCONN HEADER 6PR 8COL VERT10104999-00E-20DLFCONN HEADER 6PR 8COL VERT144 - Immediate
10104999-00E-20DLF product page link
Published: 2011-08-25