On May 30th, 2023, the HYPERBITS connector was born in Seville, Spain, at Alter Technology in collaboration between Performance Interconnect and Alter Technology Spain.
This marks a significant milestone in the development of a new generation of high performance harsh environment connectors for embedded computing starting with compact PCI Serial Space applications.
An innovative connector and a gamechanger in the interconnect industry, HYPERBITS eliminates the mated pair concept because it blind-mates a daughtercard directly with the footprint in the backplane while providing superior transmission line integrity with lowest losses through the connector.
The internal proprietary architecture employs advanced edge coupled stripline design combined with materials featuring the highest performance parameters available today.
The solderless, non-damaging, and repeatable interface with the PCB through-holes is achieved via proprietary S-FECT™ technology for both 72 and 96 position connectors.
The future of HYPERBITS is challenging and exciting with a detailed performance evaluation planned at Alter Technology in Seville, and further development, industrialization and qualification to ESCC-3401 at Alter Technology France in Toulouse.
This project came to life thanks to the trust and support from a number of very special people, a lot of effort and foremost, a lot of ambition.
We are grateful for all the help and trust received and for the financial aid to support the project.
Performance Interconnect and Alter Technology would like to extend many thanks to the component engineering teams at ESTEC and CNES, and to Thales Alenia Space in Toulouse for the support accorded to propel this project from concept to reality.
Performance Interconnect and Mindreach i2i conveys our combined gratitude and recognition to our valuable suppliers for the joint development collaboration and the quality products and services delivered.