Product News Tech News

Samtec Introduces New PCIe® 6.0 Capable Micro Edge Card Connector

Samtech Micro Edge Card Connector
Written by Kirsten Campbell

Generate™ Micro Socket Strip Meets CXL 3.0 Requirements for High-Speed Connectivity

Samtec, Inc.’s Generate™ high-speed edge card sockets (HSEC6-DV Series) support 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) applications and are PCIe® 6.0 capable. HSEC6-DV is used in prototypical PCIe 6.0 AI hardware designs serving as the interconnect between the motherboard and add-in cards.

The HSEC6-DV’s rugged Edge Rate® contacts, in a differential pair configuration on 0.60 mm pitch, are optimized for signal integrity performance and high cycle life.

HSEC6-DV is compliant to SFF-TA-1002 x4 (1C), x8 (2C), x16 (4C and 4C+). The edge card socket strip is available with 28, 42, 70, and 84 positions per row, and mates with 1.60 mm (.062”) thick cards. Optional weld tabs provide extra mechanical strength of the connector to the PCB.

The HSEC6-DV is RoHS compliant, lead-free solderable, is rated at 240 VAC, and the current rating is 1.92 A with 2 pins energized.

Mating cable assemblies (GC6 Series) are also PCIe 6.0 compatible, supporting 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) applications. The cable is 34 AWG Samtec Eye Speed® ultra-low skew twinax. GC6 cable assemblies are available in 28, 42, and 70 positions, and are standard with 100-ohm differential pair signal routing.

HSEC6-DV is the latest in a full-line of Generate™ high-speed edge card connectors, rated up to 56 Gbps PAM4, on 0.80, and 1.00 mm centerline. These products are available in vertical, right-angle, edge mount, and pass-through orientations. They are also available in power/signal combos, with press-fit tails, locks and latches.

Samtec |

Keep up-to-date with our FREE Weekly Newsletter!

Don't miss out on upcoming issues of Circuit Cellar.

Note: We’ve made the Dec 2022 issue of Circuit Cellar available as a free sample issue. In it, you’ll find a rich variety of the kinds of articles and information that exemplify a typical issue of the current magazine.

Would you like to write for Circuit Cellar? We are always accepting articles/posts from the technical community. Get in touch with us and let's discuss your ideas.

Product Editor

Kirsten Campbell is a Marketing Tornado and junk robot of information. Analytical and creative, she has been in marketing and communications since 2008 and worked with everyone from small businesses to your favorite household names. 


Ask her about the time she made a numismatics blog interesting (yes, really) or wrote an obit for a family she never met.


An ardent admirer of corporate snark played out online, Kirsten loves Reese’s peanut butter cups and still isn't over the Mars Rover.

Supporting Companies

Upcoming Events

Copyright © KCK Media Corp.
All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2024 KCK Media Corp.

Samtec Introduces New PCIe® 6.0 Capable Micro Edge Card Connecto…

by Kirsten Campbell time to read: 1 min