Where do engineers turn when they need unbiased, truthful and updated information to solve their problem of the day? An internet search? Social media? A video? While those are all popular and have their merits, engineers often trust friends and colleagues the latest technology trends.
One of Samtec’s “friends” is Avnet Abacus , one of our pan-European distributors. The highly specialized technologists at Avnet Abacus consistently provide technical insight into the markets and applications we both serve. Our combined solutions offer inquiring engineers the guidance need for all their interconnect needs.
One design resource Avnet Abacus offers is their Engineers’ Insight blog and accompanying eNewsletters. Engineers’ Insight is designed to keep engineers updated with the latest industry news, product innovation and current topics from the world of electronic components.
One recent post explored the topic of fiber optics. This technology has been around for many years, but it confounds many engineers as fiber optics finds its way into new applications. The post explores the feature and benefits of fiber optics. It also explores the expanding universe of active optical cables (AoCs),
Samtec has revolutionized the applications of fiber optics in mid-board applications with our FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™. FireFly™ is the first interconnect system that gives a designer the flexibility of using micro footprint optical and copper interconnects interchangeably with the same connector system.
The FireFly™ system enables chip-to-chip, board-to-board, and system-to-system connectivity at data rates up to 28 Gbps. FireFly™ is based on a high-performance interconnect system which allows the use of low-cost copper cables or high performance active optical engines. Avnet Abacus provides additional details here.
For more information on Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™, please download the following resources: