Military Embedded Systems


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Mezalok mezzanine connectorsThe problem with VITA 42 XMC mezzanine connectors is that they weren’t designed for military use.

When relied on for aerospace and defense applications, high vibration and extreme temperatures can impact connector performance and decrease signal integrity. Users have reported cracked solder joints from thermal cycling, damaged contacts from stubbing during mating and more.

In response, TE Connectivity (TE) has designed a high-reliability XMC connector to meet the demanding requirements of the US military.

Mezalok mezzanine connectors—which align with all VITA 61 standards—are purpose-built for high-speed aerospace and defense projects that require flexibility and rugged reliability. Mezalok connectors offer speeds of 16+ Gb/s for stacking and mezzanine embedded computing applications. TE offers Mezalok connectors in 60, 114, and 320 positions, with stack height options of 10, 12, 15, 17 and 18 mm.

Mezalok connectors have the durability to keep up in even the most extreme operating conditions. They’re rated for 500 mating cycles—five times that of standard solutions. They’re also tested and approved for 2000+ thermal shock cycles. This makes the Mezalok connector the most rugged mezzanine TE has ever manufactured.

And the clear choice over dated VITA 42 XMC solutions.

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