Hazard-matched to survive in the most demanding operating conditions, Xtra-Guard cable is the longest-lasting, highest-performing cable in the industry. Amphenol’s Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe®) is the most common standard for high speed interface that connects various server and storage components with the motherboard.

Amphenol has an array of Card Edge connectors supporting PCI Express® Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5 standards along with PCIe® M.2 Connectors which provide high performance and differential signaling in low profiles. The connector designs provide support for 2.5GT/s (Gen 1), 5.0GT/s (Gen 2), 8.0GT/s (Gen 3) and upgrade to 16GT/s (Gen 4), even further to Gen 5 32GT/s per differential signal pair.

The expansive range of vertical PCIe® Gen 4 and Gen 5 connectors come with options for surface mount (SMT), through-hole solder, press-fit (PF) and straddle mount terminations. These PCIe® connectors are typically used for I/O cards in desktop PCs along with applications in data communications for Servers, workstations, Routers, industrial embedded systems, interface processing and data storage devices like hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).


Consumer (desktop pcs & notebooks)