Samtec is a heavy supporter of many industry standards such as those within the transmission protocols, hardware, interconnection, and sub-systems areas of product development. We have an entire Industry Standards section of our website dedicated to how we work to support these standards with our expertise as well as our products.
What is PCI/104-Express?
Since its adoption n 2008, the PCI/104-Express specification established a standard to use a high speed PCI Express® bus in embedded applications. PCI Express is used widely in the computing industry. It aslo offers performance, scalability, and a number of silicon solutions. It provides a new high-performance physical interface while retaining software compatibility with existing PCI infrastructure.
What are VITA 57.4 FMC+ Standard Connectors?
VITA 57.4 FMC+ is the next-generation successor to VITA 57.1 FMC. They both define a standard electromechanical interface for I/O expansion adopted by the FPGA development eco-system. VITA 57.4 expands upon VITA 57.1 by offer more I/O, multi-gigabit transceivers and higher speeds. FMC and FMC+ related products target market-specific applications in industries such as Datacom, Broadcast, Aerospace/Defense, Industrial and Instrumentation.
New Product Configurators
Back to the configurators. We’ve been working on bringing you ways to get easier access to these products on the Samtec website. First, it was building the section itself. Then, we added many new supported standards. From there, we populated many of the pages with a grid that lists all compatible part numbers and instant downloads of technical documentation.
Recently, we updated a number of pages to include a custom configurator tool that will allow you to build your products on the fly with your desired options, and know for a fact they will support the standard that you are viewing. You can even sample them and Add to Cart directly from these pages.
You can find these two new configurations on our PCI/104-Express and VITA 57.4 FMC+ pages.
Click either link and scroll down about halfway. You’ll notice a new section where the grid was before this update, including this custom configurator. The yellow areas will allow you to configure your part number, then you can take action on those part numbers on the right-hand side with the provided buttons.
Look for more of these throughout the website as we continue to build out our support for industry standards!
Coming Soon to Samtec.com
That does it for now. Thanks for being a loyal reader of The Samtec Blog.
Here is what we’re currently working on, and a few other updates that are coming soon!
- A full overhaul and simplification of our navigation structure
- An upgraded quotes lookup system
- An update to our Power products to view CCC data more easily
- A new way to search for Rugged / Power products online
- An upgrade to our search architecture
- And more!