The Micro-Strip connectors are a high density, controlled impedance connector family compatible with the requirements of high density and high speed data transmission technologies.
Each signal line within the mated connector is located at a specific distance from an integral, separable bus bar serving as a ground plane in a micro-strip configuration. The selection of housing dielectric, spacing from signal contact-to-ground plane and conductor geometry provide a specific characteristic impedance plus very low inductance and capacitance.
Resistance is minimized by a large contact area and short electrical length, providing signal return paths with negligible ground loop voltages. Since signal return is via the bus bars, signal-ground-signal alternation, common to high speed applications, becomes unnecessary.