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Transpar Descriptions and Applications           < back to Centaur Modular Interface
 

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The Transpar Signal Modules used in the Centaur Modular Interface give you significant connection flexibility.
They are available in a variety of standard configurations:



Transpar A module with 146 pins.
 
Pin pattern detail of Transpar A module.
Type A: Coaxial Airline (part number 46-64295).

The Type A Module is populated with 80 high-speed coaxial airline signal paths with associated ground pins. This module type is ideal for high-performance digital and analog signal transmission where a controlled 50-ohm transmission line is required (for example, with parallel synchronous signals), or where high isolation between lines is required (for example, in a communications chip that has I and Q signals).


Transpar C module with 160 pins..
 
Pin pattern detail of Transpar C module.
Type C: Coplanar Ground (part number 46-64401).

The Type C Module uses a parallel-wire transmission line. The parallel-wire method allows the user to define controlled impedance paths. It is ideal for analog signal transmission (i.e., differential pairs, or balanced/unbalanced lines) or low bandwidth digital signals. This module is also well-suited to bringing power supplies and sense lines to the probe card.


Transpar A/U module with 162 pins.
 
Pin pattern detail of Transpar A/U module. 32 utility pins are in 3 rows at the top of module.
Type A/U: Coaxial Airline with Utilities (part number 46-64469).

The type A/U Signal Module is a high-speed coaxial airline design with an additional 32 utility pins. The module is populated with 65 high-speed coaxial airline signal paths with associated ground pins, and 32 utility pins that electrically float in the segment.

The A/U Module is ideal for high-performance digital and analog signal transmission where a controlled 50-ohm transmission line is required (for example, with parallel synchronous signals), or when high isolation between lines is required; for example, in a communications chip that has I and Q signals. The utility pins can be used for relay control lines, power supplies or any other generic pin type.


Transpar C/U module, with 162 pins.
 
Pin pattern detail of Transpar C/U module. 32 utility pins are in 3 rows at the top of module.
Type C/U: Coplanar Ground with Utilities (part number 46-64486).

The Coplanar Ground with Utilities Module is based on the same layout pattern as the Coaxial Airline with Utilities Module (Type A/U: 46-64294). The Type C/U Module uses a parallel-wire transmission line. The parallel-wire method allows the user to define controlled impedance paths. It is ideal for analog signal transmission (i.e., differential pairs, or balanced/unbalanced lines) or low bandwidth digital signals. This module is also well-suited to bringing power supplies and sense lines to the probe card.


Type D Load-Balancing Module (part number 46-64430).

The 46-64430 is an electrically inactive load-balancing module. If a signal module is not installed (in one of the available signal module births in the Centaur Modular Interface), then this load-balancing module is installed in its place to assure that compression loads are distributed evenly.



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