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Backplane Connectors

Offering a broad portfolio of backplane connectors that include SOSA aligned optical, COTS plus hard metric, VITA standard and high speed twinax interconnects. Our interconnect solutions address the requirements of mission-critical applications within commercial aerospace, space and defense market segments.

Get to know the three most important series from the Backplane Connectors

KVPX Series – 2mm cPCI Series – NXS Series

KVPX Series

Space Qualified Rugged High Speed, VITA Backplane Connectors

KVPX Series is an embedded interconnect system that provides unrivaled performance in harsh environments while adapting to the VITA standard design requirements. KVPX Series is a shielded, high-density, high-speed, modular interconnect system optimized for differential pair architectures on a 1.8mm x 1.35mm grid.

Features & Benefits

  • High Speed up to 16 Gbps
  • Compatible with VITA 46, 47 and 78 (Space) standards
  • Flexible modular design for standard 3U and 6U as well as custom configurations
  • Faceplate to protect daughtercard pins; press-fit termination


2mm / cPCI Series

Rugged 2mm footprint cPCI backplane system

Rugged 2mm backplane connector system is a compliant PICMG Compact PCI standard solution that provides engineers with an advanced interconnect system to address the requirements of mission-critical applications within commercial aerospace, space and defense market segments.

Features & Benefits

  • Interchangeable with cPCI COTS Systems
  • Modular design for standard 3U/6U configurations
  • Immune to shock and vibration fretting
  • Available in NASA GSFC qualified versions
  • Reverse gender to commercial 2mm products
  • Keying feature for proper mating
  • EMI/RFI shielding


NXS Series

Ultra-High Density, Space Qualified Interconnect

Equipped with the Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology the NXS system can withstand data rate application up to 50Gbps per bay requirements, including extreme levels of vibration, shock and climatic testing above 2100 g. The NXS Series is designed in a robust construction with 4 or 12 high speed quadrax (dual-twinax) modules. The recent EMI Flange addition provides the extra benefit of reducing electromagnetic interference, which is crucial in high-speed space applications where data integrity is vital.
Winner of the  2022 Elektra Award for Excellence in Product Design (High Reliability Systems)

Features & Benefits

  • Low outgassing materials
  • Hyperboloid contact technology
  • Solderless PCB Termination
  • 4 and 12 bay configurations
  • Weight savings with ultra high contact density
  • Ultra low mating force
  • Withstands high shock and vibration space environments


  • VPX single board computing
  • C4ISR embedded systems
  • AESA radars
  • High-throughput Ethernet switches


KVPX series Brochure 

cPCI series Brochure 

NXS series Brochure