FCI has developed the AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assembly that uses a shield-less connector design to deliver signal integrity (SI) performance and data rates of up to 10Gb/s. The advanced AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assembly design features an optimized air dielectric between adjacent conductors to simplify the grounding structure while reducing cost and weight. The AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assemblies support the Infiniband QDR data rate and other industry standard parameters and are designed for data communications applications where efficient high-speed data transfer is required. Right angle and vertical mating board headers with passive latch retention make the AirMax VS recommended for internal high density cabling for high-speed signaling, replacing typical backplane systems with this all-in-one cable assembly solution. These 26 AWG internal cables are constructed using four differential pair per column base configurations in both 8- and 10-column counts. External cable assembly solutions can be configured using the same four-pair per column base configuration and integrating customer defined requirements related to cable retention and EMI system termination.