High-speed I/O connectors meet PCI-SIG Gen 6 specifications

High-speed I/O connectors meet PCI-SIG Gen 6 specifications

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Amphenol Communications Solutions has released its PCIe® Gen 6 Mini Cool Edge IO GH01 Series high-speed I/O connectors. Co-developed with the PCI-SIG association, these high-speed and small form factor of 0.60-mm pitch connectors perform fully to Gen 6 SI performance at 85 Ω impedance and are ideal for use in servers, data center, storage, workstation, and networking equipment to power big data applications including artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“Capable of transmitting at PCIe® Gen 6 high-speed specification of PAM4 64 Gbps, the Mini Cool Edge IO has already been adopted by several world-leading enterprise data center system providers in their next-generation server equipment,” said Oscar Yu, Product Marketing Manager, Amphenol Communications Solutions. “Mini Cool Edge IO not only provides a SI performance-ready signal transmission but also a new way of system design that is cost-effective, highly modular, scalable, and extremely easy to repair.”

The PCIe® Gen 6 Mini Cool Edge IO is a 0.60-mm pitch connector family that comes with a slim form factor design and is capable of transmitting high-speed signals up to 64 Gbps PAM4 as per the PCIe® Gen 6 specification. Supporting both cable and card edge applications with one connector 85 Ω impedance, and various pin number options meeting PCIe®/NVMe/SAS specifications, the GH01 is a high-speed connector that provides flexibility in system design to meet the modular, scalable, and easy-to-repair requirements of enterprise server system providers.

The PCIe® Gen 6 Mini Cool Edge IO standard product offering of 74-pin 8x right angle and 74-pin 8x vertical connectors are now available along with options for customized features. Product samples of 124-pin 16x vertical and 38-pin 4x vertical connectors will be available in Q1 2023.


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