This eliminates numerous drilled holes for connector leads, which simplifies the routing of PCB traces. The connectors support differential signaling at data rates of 12.5 Gbytes/sec, per lane, with low loss and cross-talk. They are lead-free, RoHS compliant, and follow PICMG standards currently under development.

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