Sullins Connector Solutions’ Pci Express® Card Edge Connectors available with up to 32 high speed serial Pci Express lanes


High-Density, 1.00 mm Pitch Devices Support 1.58 mm Add-On Graphics Cards

San Marcos, CA, October 19, 2009-
Sullins Connector Solutions, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board level interconnect products, offers a full series of PCI Express® (PCIe) card edge connectors to enable easy and cost effective implementation of PCIe architecture in desktop computers, communications equipment, workstations, and factory automation equipment. Highly reliable and durable, these connectors fully support the PCIe standards for signal and power as well as auxiliary signals at the interface between the motherboard and add-in card. The 1.00 mm pitch, one-piece parts feature slots accepting 1.58 mm (0.062”) thick add-on graphics cards for user upgrades and support x1, x4, x8, x16, x24, and x32 contact positions to accommodate an extensive range of bandwidth requirements. The series is moreover engineered to optimize both design flexibility and manufacturing efficiencies as devices are provided in a wide range of termination types and mounting styles. Parts’ serial lanes are comprised of two differential wire pairs that support a data transfer rate of 500 MB/s in each direction, per lane. They additionally feature a 2.5 GHz clock rate, and a 5 GT/s (gigatransfers per second) bit rate.

Ideally suited for an array of dense packaging, board-to-board applications requiring the connection of a mother board to a 1.58 mm (0.062” +/- 0.008”) daughtercard, Sullins’ PCIe card edge connectors are frequently specified for use in desktop computers, servers, workstations, storage systems, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) controllers, fiber channel host-bus adapters, routers and switches. Parts are offered with 36(x1), 64(x4), 98(x8), and 164(x16) contact positions in right angle, surface mount, and card extender versions. Dip solder straight styles are available in 36(x1), 64(x4), 98(x8), 164(x16), 230(x24), and 280(x32) contact positions. The 230(x24) and 280(x32) versions are used to support riser card applications. Most connectors are provided with a choice of tail length options including 2.30 mm, 2.54 mm, or 3.00 mm, to accommodate differing motherboard thicknesses. For added mechanical support and accurate PCB alignment, devices may be ordered with ear clips, pegs, clamps, or handles.

The PCIe series features a current rating of 1.1 Amp per contact. Additional specifications include an operating temperature range of -55 degrees C to +105 degrees C, and a processing temperature of up to 260 degrees C peak for 10 seconds max. Parts are provided with phosphor bronze contacts, and offered standard with gold flash, 10µ”, or 30µ” selective gold plating over 50µ” nickel underplate. Housing material is UL94V-0 rated.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers’ specifications, average PCIe card edge connector prices range from $0.25 to $4.80 per unit. Delivery is 3 to 4 weeks A.R.O. Samples and small order quantities are immediately available.

About Sullins Connector Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in San Marcos, CA, Sullins Connector Solutions, Inc. ( has been a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality edge cards and headers since 1971. The Company provides the industry’s widest selection of UL/CUL Recognized edgecards, and additionally offers product development services together with engineering support. Sullins’ edgecards, headers, bi-level, and CompactPCI® connectors are widely specified for use in mission-critical applications by a broad spectrum of leading industrial, commercial, military and consumer products manufacturers. Sullins’ connectors and interconnect systems are offered through a global network of sales representatives and distributors.


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