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Molex Showcases NeoPress™ High-Speed Mezzanine System at DesignCon

January 20, 2016
By Business Wire News


Molex, LLC plans to highlight its NeoPress™ High-Speed Mezzanine System at DesignCon, to be held January 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Molex will showcase the press-fit/compliant-pin mezzanine solution and other advanced products at booth 817.

“The modular system — with tunable differential pairs, low stack heights, and compliant-pin terminations with a staggered interface configuration — offers data rates up to 28 Gbps,” said Nadine Dytko-Madsen, new product development manager, Molex. “That makes it ideal for new, space-constrained telecom, automation and medical applications that demand higher speeds and smaller form factors.” A mirrored interface allows compact stack height and simplified PCB routing.

“PCBs sometimes need to be reused or reworked,” Dytko-Madsen added. “Traditional SMT connectors are permanently affixed, making it virtually impossible to reuse PCBs, and when an SMT termination fails, attempting to rework it creates a short. An alternative, press-fit mezzanine connectors, would allow reuse, but they typically offer lower signal integrity.”

The NeoPress System solves these issues by providing compliant-pin termination while minimizing near-end and far-end crosstalk, matching the signal integrity of NeoScale™ SMT connectors. Moreover, the compliant pin allows designers to rework the board and maximize system utility without sacrificing signal integrity.

A patent-pending modular triad wafer design includes high-speed differential pairs that can be tuned to 85-to-100-Ohm impedances, creating a flexible, customizable system. System options include four triad configurations, high-speed single-ended traces and low-speed single-ended lines and power contacts. These options allow PCB designers to conserve PCB real estate by supporting low- and high-speed signals and power requirements with one compact connector.

The system is ideal for high-density telecommunications and networking devices, such as hubs, servers, NAS towers and rack-mount servers. It can also be used in industrial automation and medical applications.

For more information about the NeoPress High-Speed Mezzanine System from Molex, please visit

About Molex, LLC

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, Molex is a global company with a presence in more than 40 countries. The Molex website is Follow us at, watch our videos at, connect with us at and read our blog at

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex, LLC in the United States of America and may be registered in other jurisdictions.

NeoPress is a trademark of Molex, LLC in the United States and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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