Velox High Speed Backplane VITA 46 Connector for VPX

ept Velox VPX Connectorept's Velox® for VPX

In some industries, the demands imposed upon embedded computing systems are particularly high. In aviation, astronautics, military applications, and in telecommunications too, it is crucial that systems have a long service life.


ept's Velox® for VPX and VXS is a modular connector system for high speed backplane applications, specifically designed for backplane builders working for the defence industry and other markets that require high performance systems.

VITA 46 technology brings several features to reality while maintaining the ability to operate with existing VME form factor boards.

ept's Velox® connectors are designed to meet the harsh requirements of VITA 46 (also kown as VPX) systems. Velox encompasses four different connector types that can be connected together in a modular fashion. The Velox PCB, pinless, interconnect family comprises modular components which can be used in a variety of ruggedised, vibration resistant combinations.The product series is available in four different types with the flexibility for customised pin assembly allowing designers to create a flexible backplane design.

The 1.27um (50 micro inch) heavy gold plated, double beam, resilient press-fit contacts with a rated durability of at least 200 mating cycles ensure a high-speed 10Gbps signal transmission during the entire lifetime of a system.

Intermatability with custom or fuilly loaded connectors in the market from TE Connectivity (MultiGig RT, RT2 and RT 2R part numbers like 1410186-2, 1410141-2, 1410142-2, 1410140-2, 1410186-1, 1410140-1, 1410141-1, 1410142-1). Click here for cross references.

Click here for electrical performance comparison between ept Velox and TE Connectivity MultiGigRT2 VPX board receptacles mated with the Meritec VPX to VPX cable assembly. Meritec conclude that the ept Velox VPX board receptacle performs the same can be considered a drop-in replacement for the TE Connectivity MultiGigRT2 board receptacle.

Key Features

Key Features


  • 10 Gbit/s
  • Rugged Design, 8 left, 16 centre, 16 right, 16 left configurations
  • Tested in accordance to VITA 46
  • Durability rated to 200 cycles
  • Heavy gold plating
  • Backplane connector with 'pinless' interface
  • Modular connector system
  • Custom loaded designs


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Insulator - LCP, UL 94 V-0
Blue Bullet Contact - Phosphor Bronze
Blue Bullet Plating - 1.27um Au in contact area over Ni, SnPb on press-fit zone
Blue Bullet Operational Current: 1.0A (<30c)
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Test Voltage: 500V (AC/DC)
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Operational Voltage: 50 VAC peak or DC
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Contact Resistance: max.80 MΩ
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Insulation Resistance: min 1000 MΩ
Blue Bullet Grid: 1.8mm
Blue Bullet No. of contacts 72/144 Press-Fit
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Mating force per pin: max. 0.75N
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Separating force per pin:min. 0.15N
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Durability: 200 mating cycles
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Data transfer rate: 10 Gbit/s
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Packaging: Tray
Blue Bullet Operating Temperature: -55c to +105c
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  • Military
  • Aerospace
  • UAV unmammed drones
  • Airborne communications/Radar
  • Ruggedised Mission Critical systems
  • Telecom/Datacom
  • Digital Video
  • SATA Mass storage interconnects
  • FPGA interconnects (e.g. RocketIO)
  • Servers, Blade Servers, switches


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