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    112G Performance

  • Optimized Connector Design

    Delivers Superior Signal Integrity

  • Solving System Design Challenges

    With Cost-Effective, Integrated Solutions

  • Scalable Designs to Support your Architectural Needs

    Cost/Performance Optimized

  • Optimizing Performance & Cost

    With Turn Key Design Support

Amphenol ICC is the leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems, designing and manufacturing the industry's leading connectors and backplane systems. Amphenol solves system design challenges with integrated interconnect solutions for applications in the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets.


As bandwidth demands increase, the challenge is to balance greater performance requirements with lower overall system costs. Our unique combination of in-depth system expertise and broad spectrum of high-performance interconnect backplane products helps meet this challenge head on with real world solutions. Early in the design cycle, Amphenol ICC helps customers understand important design trade-offs with integrated backplane system solutions that meet increasing bandwidth needs by optimizing the entire signal transmission path and boosting channel performance.  


Amphenol’s broad range of products enable design engineers to achieve their performance targets. Whether the priority is a proven cost-optimized solution or the best performing backplane connector on the market, Amphenol ICC is your source for reliable high-speed and high-density connectors.

Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

AMPHENOL'S GAME CHANGING 112Gb/s BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY. Paladin's® revolutionary architecture sets the benchmark for signal integrity...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

MIGRATION PATH TO HIGHER BANDWIDTH APPLICATIONS ExaMAX® backplane connector system is designed for higher bandwidth applications from 25Gb/s to 56Gb/s....
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

DIRECT-MATE AND MIDPLANE ORTHOGONAL CONFIGURATIONS The ExaMAX® high-speed orthogonal connector system is designed to enable superior 25Gb/s electrical...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 85Ohm

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 85Ohm

SUPPORTS INTEL QPI/UPI AND MANY OTHER INDUSTRY STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS The ExaMAX® 85Ohms backplane connector system is designed for higher bandwidth...
XCede® HD

XCede® HD

A ROBUST SOLUTION FOR TIGHTER CARD PITCHES AND CHASSIS DESIGNS XCede® HD backplane connector achieves high performance (up to 20 Gb/s) in a...
Xcede® HD Plus

Xcede® HD Plus

28G ADDITION TO THE XCEDE® HD FAMILY XCede® HD plus leverages the same core technologies as standard XCede® series. Providing a robust...
AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH VIRTUAL SHIELD TECHNOLOGY AirMax VS® connectors use innovative edge-coupling and air dielectric...
AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH LOW COST DESIGN AirMax VS2® connectors provide a migration path from AirMax VS® for speeds...
AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE SUPPORTING INTEL® QPI AirMax VS® 85Ohms connectors are optimized to minimize impedance discontinuities...
AirMax VS® Connectors for CompactPCI® Serial System

AirMax VS® Connectors for CompactPCI® Serial System

HARDMETRIC BACKPLANE CONNECTOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE SERIAL ARCHITECTURES AirMax VS® high-speed signal connectors from Amphenol ICC meet the dimensional...
AirMax VSe® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VSe® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE Next-generation AirMax VSe® connectors provide a migration path for up to...
Aptera™

Aptera™

HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LOW PROFILE DATACOM SOLUTION The Aptera™ connector meets difficult electronic packaging challenges with a high-speed interconnect...
GbX®

GbX®

A HIGH-DENSITY, DIFFERENTIAL, LOW-COST CONNECTOR SOLUTION FOR DATA RATES UP TO 14 GBPS. Amphenol's GbX connector platform is a differential connector...
VHDM®

VHDM®

OPTIMIZED FOR SINGLE-ENDED APPLICATIONS WITH DESIGN FLEXIBILTY TO SUPPORT DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING WITHIN WITHIN THE SAME CONNECTOR. Amphenol's VHDM®...
VHDM-HSD™

VHDM-HSD™

A HIGH-SPEED, DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL SOLUTION WITH THE FLEXIBILITY TO COMBINE WITH SINGLE-ENDED SIGNALS ON THE SAME REAR ORGANIZER. VHDM-HSD™ is a shielded,...
AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH VIRTUAL SHIELD TECHNOLOGY AirMax VS® connectors use innovative edge-coupling and air dielectric...
AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH LOW COST DESIGN AirMax VS2® connectors provide a migration path from AirMax VS® for speeds...
AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE SUPPORTING INTEL® QPI AirMax VS® 85Ohms connectors are optimized to minimize impedance discontinuities...
AirMax VS® SBB High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® SBB High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR STORAGE BRIDGE BAY ARCHITECTURE AirMax VS® high-speed signal connectors, guide modules, and power connectors meet...
Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

AMPHENOL'S GAME CHANGING 112Gb/s BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY. Paladin's® revolutionary architecture sets the benchmark for signal integrity...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

MIGRATION PATH TO HIGHER BANDWIDTH APPLICATIONS ExaMAX® backplane connector system is designed for higher bandwidth applications from 25Gb/s to 56Gb/s....
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

DIRECT-MATE AND MIDPLANE ORTHOGONAL CONFIGURATIONS The ExaMAX® high-speed orthogonal connector system is designed to enable superior 25Gb/s electrical...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 85Ohm

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 85Ohm

SUPPORTS INTEL QPI/UPI AND MANY OTHER INDUSTRY STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS The ExaMAX® 85Ohms backplane connector system is designed for higher bandwidth...
XCede® HD

XCede® HD

A ROBUST SOLUTION FOR TIGHTER CARD PITCHES AND CHASSIS DESIGNS XCede® HD backplane connector achieves high performance (up to 20 Gb/s) in a...
Crossbow™

Crossbow™

A DIFFERENTIAL CONNECTOR OPTIMIZED FOR ORTHOGONAL MID-PLANE APPLICATIONS. Crossbow allows designers to take advantage of all the benefits associated...
Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

AMPHENOL'S GAME CHANGING 112Gb/s BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY. Paladin's® revolutionary architecture sets the benchmark for signal integrity...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Orthogonal Connector

DIRECT-MATE AND MIDPLANE ORTHOGONAL CONFIGURATIONS The ExaMAX® high-speed orthogonal connector system is designed to enable superior 25Gb/s electrical...
XCede® HD

XCede® HD

A ROBUST SOLUTION FOR TIGHTER CARD PITCHES AND CHASSIS DESIGNS XCede® HD backplane connector achieves high performance (up to 20 Gb/s) in a...
Zipline® Backplane Connectors

Zipline® Backplane Connectors

The ZipLine® connector system addresses customer demand for maximum signal density – a paramount requirement for future equipment platforms...
AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH VIRTUAL SHIELD TECHNOLOGY AirMax VS® connectors use innovative edge-coupling and air dielectric...
AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS2® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH LOW COST DESIGN AirMax VS2® connectors provide a migration path from AirMax VS® for speeds...
AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® 85Ohms High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE SUPPORTING INTEL® QPI AirMax VS® 85Ohms connectors are optimized to minimize impedance discontinuities...
AirMax VSe® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VSe® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE Next-generation AirMax VSe® connectors provide a migration path for up to...
ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

ExaMAX® 56Gb/s High-Speed Backplane Connector 92Ohm

MIGRATION PATH TO HIGHER BANDWIDTH APPLICATIONS ExaMAX® backplane connector system is designed for higher bandwidth applications from 25Gb/s to 56Gb/s....
Zipline® Backplane Connectors

Zipline® Backplane Connectors

The ZipLine® connector system addresses customer demand for maximum signal density – a paramount requirement for future equipment platforms...
XCede® HD

XCede® HD

A ROBUST SOLUTION FOR TIGHTER CARD PITCHES AND CHASSIS DESIGNS XCede® HD backplane connector achieves high performance (up to 20 Gb/s) in a...
VHDM®

VHDM®

OPTIMIZED FOR SINGLE-ENDED APPLICATIONS WITH DESIGN FLEXIBILTY TO SUPPORT DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING WITHIN WITHIN THE SAME CONNECTOR. Amphenol's VHDM®...
VHDM-HSD™

VHDM-HSD™

A HIGH-SPEED, DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL SOLUTION WITH THE FLEXIBILITY TO COMBINE WITH SINGLE-ENDED SIGNALS ON THE SAME REAR ORGANIZER. VHDM-HSD™ is a shielded,...
GbX®

GbX®

A HIGH-DENSITY, DIFFERENTIAL, LOW-COST CONNECTOR SOLUTION FOR DATA RATES UP TO 14 GBPS. Amphenol's GbX connector platform is a differential connector...
AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

AirMax VS® High-Speed Backplane Connector

HIGH SPEED HARDMETRIC CONNECTOR FOR BACKPLANE WITH VIRTUAL SHIELD TECHNOLOGY AirMax VS® connectors use innovative edge-coupling and air dielectric...
ExaMEZZ® 56Gb/s High Speed Mezzanine Connector System

ExaMEZZ® 56Gb/s High Speed Mezzanine Connector System

INNOVATIVE 56G "PINLESS" STACKER FROM Amphenol ICC The ExaMEZZ® connector system is designed to enable superior 25Gb/s electrical performance...
XCede® HD

XCede® HD

A ROBUST SOLUTION FOR TIGHTER CARD PITCHES AND CHASSIS DESIGNS XCede® HD backplane connector achieves high performance (up to 20 Gb/s) in a...
VHDM®

VHDM®

OPTIMIZED FOR SINGLE-ENDED APPLICATIONS WITH DESIGN FLEXIBILTY TO SUPPORT DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING WITHIN WITHIN THE SAME CONNECTOR. Amphenol's VHDM®...
Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

Paladin® 112Gb/s Backplane Connector

AMPHENOL'S GAME CHANGING 112Gb/s BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY. Paladin's® revolutionary architecture sets the benchmark for signal integrity...

INDUSTRY LEADING BACKPLANE CONNECTOR TECHNOLOGY

  • More than 30 years of experience leading the backplane interconnect market
  • Blind mate compatible with board mounted backplane connectors
  • XCede®, Paladin®, and ExaMAX® cable connectors are all in multiple pair count configurations
  • Configurable to support custom pin counts, guidance and form factor requirements
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SYSTEM APPLICATIONS

  • Solves performance limitations with PCB materials
  • Rack to Rack I/O Style Cables
  • Internal Fly Over Cables
  • Backplane Cable Cartridges, Cabled Midplanes and Integrated Rack Solutions

OPTIMIZING SYSTEM
PERFORMANCE AND COST

  • Extends the reach of passive copper to 100+Gb/s performance
  • Largest offering of backplane and flyover cable solutions
  • Proven twin ax wire performance and attachment reliability
  • Enables system performance optimization and lower overall cost
  • Market leading high performance backplane and mid-board / near ASIC connectors

TURN KEY DESIGN SUPPORT

  • Cable routing / net list optimization
  • Back shells, guide modules, latching mechanical structures for harnesses
  • Program management
  • Signal integrity simulations

Amphenol Spectra Strip Twin-ax Performance Cable Technology

  • Spectra Strip SkewClear® twin-ax performance cable has been optimized for cabled backplanes
  • Patented longitudinal shielding technology yields ultra low loss performance
  • Enables system performance beyond 112Gb/s PAM4
  • Improved attenuation; linear and low insertion loss performance
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Industry Leading Cable Backplane Process and Test Technology

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  • Automated wire attachment processes using welding technology optimized for copper wire
  • 100% high speed test coverage utilizing industry standard equipment with proprietary software
  • High volume manufacturing in low cost regions in both North America and Asia