Backplane Connectors

Backplane connectors are electrical parts used to connect several printed circuit boards (PCBs) together within a computer system. Each pin on every backplane connector is linked to the same relative pin of all the other connectors to form a computer bus transceiver. Backplane connectors provide stable electrical connections between the components and the printed circuit boards.

What are backplane connectors used for?

Backplane connectors are used in PCBs for computerised devices. Wire-wrapped connectors are typically used in minicomputers and high-reliability applications in the manufacturing industry. Backplane connectors function as safety parts in heavier components like video cards and peripheral devices to ensure these do not damage the PCB or become disconnected.

Types of backplane connectors

There are three types of backplane connector:

  • Butterfly backplane connectors are used in boards with switchless designs, to lower data latency and overall system cost.
  • Active backplane connectors are standard in boards that contain a bus control and motherboard circuitry but no complex processor components.
  • Passive backplane connectors are universal in boards with buses and drivers that need to transmit data and interface with the operating system.

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RS Stock No. 206-0024
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P16DM1
$135.889
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VITA 46 Centre Male 112 16 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0027
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P16SM1
$142.201
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VITA 46 Centre Male 80Signal/32Ground 16 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0023
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P08VM1
$94.68
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VITA 46 Left Male 56 8 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0030
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J08EM1
$30.92
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VITA 46 Left Male 72 8 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0028
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P16SM1
$195.53
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VITA 46 Centre Male 80Signal/32Ground 16 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0029
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J08EM1
$22.495
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VITA 46 Left Male 72 8 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0031
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J16MM1
$38.104
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VITA 46 Centre Male 144 16 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0025
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P16DM1
$186.84
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VITA 46 Centre Male 112 16 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0022
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-P08VM1
$68.863
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VITA 46 Left Male 56 8 7 Right Angle - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0035
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J16EM1
$52.40
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VITA 46 Right Male 144 16 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0033
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J16MM1
$52.40
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VITA 46 Centre Male 144 16 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 206-0034
Mfr. Part No.RVPX-J16EM1
$38.104
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VITA 46 Right Male 144 16 9 Vertical - 1.8mm - - - - - -