“The most important design concern for connectors in critical embedded computing is always electrical performance – this could be signal integrity in a high-data-rate connector or conductivity in a power connector,” gaming platform commented Greg Powers, market development manager at TE Connectivity. “The immediate secondary gaming platform is mechanical performance in the environment, including shock, vibration, temperature, durability, etc. Connectors are truly electro-mechanical systems”.
Looking even further into the future, connector suppliers are studying ways to integrate the board connection into the cable to additional reduce the impact that the physical connector has on signals as they pass from the PWB to the connector and on to the transport medium, whether it be copper or optical.
refer to: http://vita-technologies.com/articles/connect-trends-challenges-solutions-advancing-performance/