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Viper® Interconnect
ABS announces the ANSI ratification of ANSI/VITA 60 standard!

VITA 60 provides an alternative backplane connector system for OpenVPX™† systems. To support the VITA 60 standard, ABS developed the VIPER® connector – a powerful backplane and daughtercard interconnect platform providing 63 differential signals per linear inch. The VIPER connector has been designed to meet the demanding requirements of the next generation of rugged military and aerospace applications.

ABS developed the VIPER interconnect platform after extensive voice of the customer (VOC) interviews. These interviews drove us to meet or exceed future avionic high-level vibration, mechanical shock and condensing moisture test requirements. Customers emphasized the need for ruggedization in the next generation of military packaging solutions that can scale to higher bandwidths without costly and time-consuming chassis redesigns. The VIPER connector platform offers the ability to scale from 80 Mbps to over 10 Gbps while retaining the same VITA 46 backplane slot pitch at 20.3mm to 25.4mm.

VIPER is a shielded, high-density, high-speed press-fit, modular interconnect system. Optimized for differential pair architectures on a 1.8mm x 1.35mm grid, the waferized daughtercard assembly also provides single-ended and power wafer options integrated onto a stainless steel stiffener with stainless steel guidance and keying blocks.

The backplane modules are available in 8 and 16 row increments on a 1.8mm x 1.8mm grid, with integrated stainless steel guide-pins and fully user-configurable keys – eliminating the dependence on PWB “notches” driving pre-determined module keying. The new backplane signal contacts incorporate a highly reliable 4-points-of-contact beam design and the ground contacts leverage Amphenol’s 35-year experience with robust compliant pin and contact fork designs. Design variations, including RF and fiber optic modules into the VIPER™ stiffener assembly, are available as well as the standard 3U and 6U catalog configurations.

OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA

Viper Information:
Viper Technical Data Sheet
Additional Information
Viper Datasheet
Viper Part Number Matrix
Viper General Product Specification
Viper Qualification Test Summary
Viper Temerature Rise Report (for power wafers)
Viper Signal Trace Routing Guidelines
Viper Daughtercard Connector Installation Process
Viper Daughtercard Connector Repair Process
Viper Daughtercard Connector Handling Guidelines
Viper Backplane Connector Installation Process

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