Backplane connectors refer to electrical spare parts that are specifically designed to connect multiple printed circuit boards or PCBs within a computer system, establishing stable connections between different components. The pins on the backplane connectors usually remain connected to the relevant pins of other connectors, forming a computer bus transceiver.
Types of backplane connectors
Backplane connectors are available in different types. These include:
Butterfly backplane connectors
These types of backplane connectors are used in boards that have switchless designs.
Active backplane connectors
Backplane connectors like the active ones are standard connectors for boards that feature bus control and a motherboard circuit.
Passive backplane connectors
These are universal connectors used in boards that require data transmission.
Backplane connectors are used extensively in the electronics industry mostly to minimise damage to the PCBs and to ensure uninterrupted connections. Some of the most common applications include:
Circuits for computerised devices
Manufacturing equipment for high-reliability applications
Safety parts in video cards and peripheral devices etc