Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors 6 to 40 Gb/s

Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors 6 to 40 Gb/s

Bishop and Associates, Date of Publication: Jun 28, 2013, 217 Pages
US$4,500.00
BA3870

This research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for high-speed backplane connectors designed specifically to perform in 6 to 40 Gb/s circuits.

In addition to traditional backplane architecture, this new report provides insight on emerging packaging options that are spurring interest in midplane, orthogonal, ruggedized, cable, and fiber optic backplane connectors.

Market values and forecasts covering the period 2011 through 2017 are provided along with CAGR figures by connector type and region of the world. Charts for each region illustrate the growth of alternatives to traditional backplane architecture over the 2012 through 2017 period.

Connectors designed to operate in multi-gigabit applications have proliferated over the past four years providing system designers greatly expanded interconnect options and performance levels. Advances in connector, as well as signal conditioning technology, have pushed interface bandwidth from 6 Gb/s to 25+ Gb/s, with several suppliers introducing new connectors designed to offer a migration path to 40 Gb/s performance.

This market research report addresses the many aspects of the high-speed interconnect market from what is driving demand for faster channels, to defining the key characteristics of the leading connector families that are currently available. The report also includes a reference chart that outlines the rated bandwidth of all currently released backplane connectors designed for circuits operating at 6 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s.

A variety of factors associated with high-speed channels have a major influence on their behavior. Chapters are devoted to reviewing related system elements including driver and receiver technology, printed circuit board materials and design, as well as channel modeling, and performance measurement systems.

Chapter 8 explores the advantages and technical challenges of alternatives to traditional backplane connector design including orthogonal, cable, ruggedized and optical interconnects. A discussion of the key Issues that are driving interest in these interconnects, as well as examples of currently available products, provide insight on how the industry is preparing to support future generations of high-speed equipment.

The report also includes several tutorial chapters on connector and high-speed system design issues that enable a non-technical reader to gain from the information provided.

This market research report is the fourth in a continuing series of investigations of this highly dynamic product segment. The advancement of this technology together with experience gained in designing these unique interfaces may set the stage for the evolution of all types of next generation electronic connectors. Those suppliers who have consistently made the necessary investment in resources to develop this expertise may emerge as the only viable suppliers capable of supporting future application requirements.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Report Scope and Methodology

  • Survey Objectives
  • Connector Manufacturer Questions
  • OEM Questions
  • Methodology and Approach

Chapter 2 - Executive Summary

  • Executive Summary
  • High-Speed Backplane Connector Families

Chapter 3 - Introduction

  • Preface
  • Introduction to System Packaging

Chapter 4 - High-Speed Backplane Connector Basics

  • Common Backplane Architecture
  • Midplane Architecture
  • Orthogonal Midplane Architecture
  • High-Speed Transmission Line Issues
  • Defining Features of High-Speed Interfaces
  • Connector Selection Criteria
  • The Second Sourcing Imperative
  • Performance Measuring Systems
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Comparison of Electrical Performance
  • Design Support provided by Connector Manufacturers

Chapter 5 - High-Speed Backplane System Elements

  • Driver and Receiver Technology
  • Printed Circuit Board Materials
  • Printed Circuit Board Design and Fabrication

Chapter 6 - Market Drivers for High-Speed Backplane Connectors

  • The Need for Speed
  • Supercomputers
  • Internet
  • Speed versus Density
  • The Influence of Industry Standards

Chapter 7 - Overview of Current High-Speed Backplane Connectors

  • Amphenol TCS
  • VHDM H Series
  • VHDM RAM
  • e-HSD
  • GbX
  • GbX E / U Series
  • Ventura
  • Crossbow
  • XCede HD / LC / HDLC / Orthogonal
  • VIPER
  • ERNI Components
  • ERmet Zd
  • ERmet Zd Plus / Zd HD
  • FCI Electronics
  • AirMax VS
  • AirMax VSe / VS2
  • ZipLine
  • ExaMAX
  • Molex
  • GbX I–Trac
  • Impact
  • Impel
  • TE Connectivity
  • HS3
  • Z-PACK HM-Zd
  • TinMan
  • Z-Pack Slim UHD
  • STRADA Whisper
  • MultiGig RT-2R
  • 3M Electronic Solutions Division
  • Ultra Hard Metric Connector

Chapter 8 - Alternative Backplane Solutions

  • Ruggedized Backplane Connectors
  • Cable Backplane Systems
  • Optical Backplane Connectors

Chapter 9 - Market Analysis and Forecasts

  • Measurement Criteria
  • Total World
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • High-speed backplane connector sales by region 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector sales by region 2011 through 2017
  • North America
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • Europe
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • Japan
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • China
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • Asia Pacific
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type
  • ROW
  • High-speed Backplane connector sales and forecast by type 2011 through 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector usage by type 2012 & 2017
  • High-speed backplane connector CAGR and Sales $ by type

Chapter 10 - Major Findings and Conclusions

  • Backplane Connectors
  • Orthogonal Midplane Connectors
  • Ruggedized Backplane Connectors
  • Cable Backplane Connectors
  • Fiber optic Backplanes

Appendix A - Terms and Definitions

  • Connector Definitions, Acronyms and Technologies

 

Date of Publication:
Jun 28, 2013
File Format:
Print Copy and CD-ROM
Number of Pages:
217 Pages
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