ERNI ERmet ZD Series 1.5 (Horizontal) mm, 2.5 (Vertical) mm Pitch High Speed Backplane Connector, Male, Vertical

  • RS Stock No. 170-6909
  • Mfr. Part No. 973027
  • Manufacturer ERNI
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COO (Country of Origin): DE
Product Details

ERNI ERmet ZD High Speed Differential Hard Metric Male Header Connectors

ERmet ZD High-Speed male backplane signal connectors designed for high-speed differential signalling in telecom applications at data rates of up to 5 Gbits/s. These ERmet ZD high-speed signal connectors have an optimised grid construction designed to reduce signal interference and improve RF characteristics. This grid layout also enables these ERmet ZD connectors to be integrated with conventional 2 mm HM or Eurocard connector systems (IEC 061076-4-101). The ERmet ZD connector has 3 connection levels to ensure reliable mating and ground shield and signal pins that mate sequentially at 1.5 mm intervals. Each pair of signal pins has an ’L’ shaped shield blade surrounding them which provides internal differential shielding. This shielding enables the connector to maintain high performance levels when faced with reflections and cross. The ’L’ shaped shields also offer protection to the signal contacts against damage caused by stubbing. The contacts of these ERmet ZD backplane high-speed signal connectors have a low noise, dual beam design. The inline layout of the signal and ground contacts allows easy and economical trace routing to be achieved. Press fit terminations allow simple and secure PCB mounting.
These ERmet ZD female connectors are 25 mm in length and are available in 2, 3 & 4 pair configurations.

Features and Benefits

High-speed data rates of up to 5 Gbits/s
Optimised grid construction for improved RF characteristics
Rugged mechanical design
L shaped shield blades for high RF performance
Inline contact lay out for easy trace routing
Press fit terminations
Compatible with 2 mm HM connector systems (IEC 061076-4-101)


The ERmet ZD range of connectors have been selected as the backplane interconnect for the PICMG 3.x (ATCA) industry standard and meet performance requirements of high speed, low voltage differential signalling. These ERmet ZD header connectors are suitable for use in backplane and high-speed applications in the telecommunications and computer industries. The two pair ERmet ZD header can also be combined with applications that use ERmet 5+2 connectors due to the shared width of 15.4 mm. The three pair ERmet ZD header connector is ideal for Eurocard backplane designs with a 2 mm card spacing. The The four pair ERmet ZD header can also be used in board-to-Board, Mezzanine and AdvancedTCA applications.

ERNI ERmet ZD High Speed Differential Hard Metric Connector System

Attribute Value
Backplane Connector Type High Speed
Gender Male
Number of Contacts 90
Number of Columns 10
Number of Rows 6
Body Orientation Vertical
Housing Material Liquid Crystal Polymer
Pitch 1.5 (Horizontal) mm, 2.5 (Vertical) mm
Contact Material Copper Alloy
Contact Plating Gold over Nickel, Palladium Nickel
Current Rating 900mA
Termination Method Press Fit
Series ERmet ZD
Minimum Operating Temperature -55°C
Maximum Operating Temperature +125°C
128 In Global stock for delivery within 4 - 6 working days
Price Each (In a Tray of 64)
MYR 82.988
Per unit
Per Tray*
64 +
*price indicative
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