Smaller, Lighter, Faster – Moving Data Fast in Rugged Environments
Glenair QwikConnect Magazine • July 2020 • Volume 24 • Number 3
High data-rate transmission protocols — and interconnect hardware — have undergone significant upgrades over the past decade. Glenair has stayed on the forefront of this evolution by developing contacts, connector and wiring solutions with increasingly faster and better performance. Our approach has been a mix of upgrades to traditional packaging (such as new high-speed Micro-D designs), as well as the pioneering of entirely new solutions (such as our signature differential Twinax platform, VersaLink).
This special edition of QwikConnect is a fairly technical "Deep-Dive" into the underpinnings of modern-day data-transmission protocols, and how Glenair ensures optimal signal integrity and rugged environmental performance throughout our extensive range of mil-aero caliber solutions. When appropriate, we also delve into the underlying physics of highspeed (copper) datalink transmission, especially when it may help to clarify key concepts and assist application engineers in making good technology choices and designs.