Molex Impel And Impel Plus Series

Molex Impel and Impel Plus custom backplane cable assemblies

Impel and Impel Plus Custom Cable Assemblies deliver next-generation data rates with industry-leading signal integrity and density in a complete backplane solution

Molex Impel And Impel Plus Custom Backplane Cable Assemblies

The Impel backplane interconnect system provides the footprint and interface that enables customers to migrate to data rates up to 40 Gbps, without completely re-designing their architecture or replacing hardware already placed in the data-center, while meeting the mechanical density requirements being driven by the industry.
The Impel Plus backplane connector system achieves data rates up to 56 Gbps while delivering optimal signal integrity with a grounding tail aligner that minimises impedance discontinuities and reduces crosstalk. Additionally, an innovative signal interface improves insertion loss over in-line beams, pushing frequencies past 30 GHz.
Prototyping cable assemblies requires tooling. Therefore, costs generated to prototype a system can be significant. Impel and Impel Plus backplane cable assemblies solve tooling start-up costs by providing a completed assembly.
Once prototyping is complete, customers typically need to create drawings and assign resources to find a supplier to build cable assemblies for end products. Molex builds cable assemblies to provide one-source solutions. This eliminates customers’ design requirements and the need to find another vendor to build assemblies.



  • Broad-edge coupled signal pairs in lead framesOptimizes signal integrity performance
  • Cable assemblies with Temp-Flex Twinax Cables (28 or 30 AWG)
    • Achieves data rates required by telecommunications and data center industries
  • Up to 40 Gbps (NRZ) with Impel Connector;
  • Up to 56 Gbps (NRZ/PAM4) with Impel Plus
    • Achieves data rates required by telecommunications and data center industries
  • Staggered mating interface
    • Lowers mating force. Eases assembly and operator fatigue
  • 3-, 4- and 6-pair Impel Backplane Connectors available off the shelf
    • Provides design flexibility and faster time to market
  • Fully shielded between columns through the mating surface
    • Delivers signal integrity performance. Prevents crosstalk



  • Telecommunications/Networking
    • Servers
    • Switches
    • Routers
  • Data Center Solutions
    • Server
    • Storage Systems
  • Data / Computing
    • Servers
    • Storage Systems


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