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VME64X Connectors

Rugged High Speed Connectors

The ruggedized VME64x is a cutting-edge interconnect solution that has established a proven track record of dependability. It provides customers with a competitive advantage by offering optimized contact lead traces that deliver superior performance in high-speed signal applications environments. VME64x connectors are not only robust, but also mechanically compliant with  IEEE-1101.2 - 1992, supporting the premier embedded bus architecture. Additionally, their rugged aluminum frames contain condition cooling and keying features to ensure proper mating.  The VME64X is a cost-effective interconnect solution that is designed and developed with an emphasis on protecting customers’ investment by minimizing the costs associated with development and manufacturing.   

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Features & Benefits


  • Low mating forces
  • Modular design of high speed modules feature round pins to mate with Hypertac contacts
  • Optimized lead traces
  • Shielding
  • Rugged aluminum frames
  • Mechanically compliant with IEEE-1101.2, ruggedization level 5
  • Keying feature
  • Complies with ANSI/VITA 1.7 high current standard for VME64X
  • COTS and custom applications


  • Designed for severe environments with extreme levels of shock and vibration
  • Delivers the highest level of reliability and performance
  • Superior performance in high speed applications
  • EMI/RFI protection
  • Provides ruggedness and conduction cooling
  • Supports the premier embedded bus architecture
  • Ensures proper mating

More Information

In addition to their low mating forces, VME64x connectors deliver flawless performance because they benefit from the highly reliable Hypertac® contact technology, offering complete immunity to shock, vibration and fretting. Hypertac contact technology features a hyperboloid-shaped basket of individual spring wires that deliver the highest level of reliability and performance.

Smiths Interconnect offers both standard and customizable VME64x solutions.  With the VME64x connectors, manufacturers with critical applications are guaranteed a reliable, high-performance connector solution for situations in which the cost of failure is incalculable.

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