Tyco Electronics (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) has released the mezzanine Mezalok connector. At 5 GHz+, the surface mount device incorporates a super-redundant “mini-box” four-point contact system for separable interface use. LCP plastic housings are low-outgassing and offer thermal stability. In addition, a compliant BGA board supports standard surface mount processing and thermal stability. The device has 500 mating cycles durability, a protected socket end, sealed mated connection, 60 and 114 positions, and 10, 12, and 18mm stack heights.

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