The new connector style is available in configurations with pole numbers of 78+2, 60+4, 42+6, 24+8 and 6+10, where the first number indicates the number of signal contacts and the second the number of special contacts. The 6+10 connector style in particular is completely new and enables up to ten special contacts to be integrated in one connector.
Users can combine connectors in a range of different configurations including both cable and circuit-board connections. Together with the established M connector, the new devices allow the implementation of mezzanine connections (two parallel circuit boards) and extender-card connections (two circuit boards lying side by side).
The range includes angled female connectors in solder technology and straight male connectors (headers) in solder, press-in or wire-wrap technology. The signal contacts are pre-mounted in a 2.54 mm grid, and can carry a load of up to 2 A per contact. They are tested in conformity with the IEC 60 603-2 standard.