Colibri 0.5mm Board to Board 8 Gbit/s "COM Express" SMT Connectors
Colibri 0.5mm COM Express
ept's Colibri® connector is a 2-row x 0.5mm, shielded, two piece, robust and flexible SMT stacking interconnect system designed for parallel board to board stacking application. An arrangement of 196 signal contacts and 24 shield contacts with a pitch of 0.5 mm ensures maximum contact density in a highly compact space. A dual model is available with 440 contacts.
ept's Colibri® connector is a 2-row x 0.5mm, shielded, two piece, robust and flexible SMT stacking interconnect system designed for parallel board to board stacking applications ~ see independant SGS test report.
Both connectors, Plug and Receptacle, are available with 8 mm stacking height and 220 or 440 pins. They are designed to meet requirements according to specifications not only of PICMG COM Express®, but also of SFF-SIG Core Express® X86, PCIx Gen 3, 10G Ethernet (10G Base-KR) and nanoETXexpress. The plug connector has a ground shield for use on carrier boards and the receptacle connector for use on COM modules has ground pins. Completely new is a 440-pin version, in which two 220-pin Colibri ® connectors are held together by a mounting frame. The mounting frame guarantees an exact positioning of the two components to COM Express specifications, arranged according to PICMG® COM.0 and will be removed after soldering.
The 3.0 release of the successful COM Express computer-on-module standard includes a new pinout type. This enables a faster data transfer rate of up to 10 Gbps, thereby expanding the applicability of COM Express in terms of server applications. Of course, the PCB connectors required to connect the baseboard and the COM module need to meet these increased requirements.
A 10 Gbit/s independant test report from the Fraunhofer Institut is available on request.
All versions of the Colibri® high-speed connectors with a pitch of 0.5 mm are now also available with the pin counts 40, 80, 120, 160, and 200.
*The Colibri can replace PC104 or Q7 connectors in single board computer builds
A Computer On Module (COM) form factor, is a highly integrated and compact PC that can be used in a design application much like an integrated circuit component. Each COM Express Module integrates core CPU and memory functionality, the common I/O of a PC/AT, USB, audio, graphics (PEG), and Ethernet. All I/O signals are mapped to two high density, low profile connectors on the bottom side of the module.
CoreExpress, an advanced Computer On Module (COM) specification, was developed to accommodate modern processors like the Intel® Atom™. However, it is not bound to Intel processors. Its tiny size and low power requirements make it the ideal base for small, battery-powered, and wearable embedded PC devices.
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