Wow. And just like that, it’s February.
With the motivation of a new year fresh upon us, we started off 2023 with a few really cool releases for Samtec.com users. We released a new Mated Set experience, three new industry standard configurators, two new development kits, an updated SI Handbook, and a new Digital Tools page.
Whew! Let’s dive into the major website updates for Samtec.com from January 2023.
Upgraded UX for Solutionator Mated Set Tool
For the last several years, we have presented mated sets on a custom page with two products side-by-side and have been piecing in technical information and purchasing information as it became more easily available through various data sources. That page was great for a long time, but with recent UX improvements across many other areas of the site, it was lagging behind the rest of the experience.
We recently released a brand new upgrade for our Mated Set tool. I go into more detail in this recent blog post.
Check it out here – https://blog.samtec.com/post/the-best-digital-mated-set-tool-in-the-industry-just-got-even-better/
Three New Industry Standard Configurators
Samtec supports a wide variety of industry standards to make it easier to design systems that conform to these certain requirements. We recently added our configurator tool to a few of these pages for VITA 42, VITA 57.1, and PCI/104-Express™. These configurators make it far easier to build the part you’re looking for, as well as download a 3D model instantly.
You can check out the new configurators here:
- VITA 42 XMC – https://www.samtec.com/standards/vita/xmc/
- VITA 42 FMC – https://www.samtec.com/standards/vita/fmc/
- PCI/104-Express™ – https://www.samtec.com/standards/pc104/pci104-express/
Two New Evaluation Development Kits
Samtec-designed Evaluation and Development Kits simplify the interconnect design process and reduce time to market for hobbyists, tinkerers, and professional engineers alike. Samtec offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of interconnect evaluation and development tools.
We just added two new development kits for designing with our NovaRay® Cable Assemblies and SEARAY™ High-Density Open-Pin-Field Arrays. You can get more information and ordering information about these new kits here.
New SI Handbook on SIG Page
In layman’s terms, Signal Integrity is securing the signal connection path from point A to point B. From there understanding SI basics like impedance, insertion loss, and crosstalk, are critical to an optimized system design.
Our newly updated Signal Integrity Handbook and our SI experts are ready to support your engineering challenges!
You can download a copy here, or on our Signal Integrity Group page on the main website.
New Digital Tools Page
As the Mated Set section says above, Samtec has made it a key point to build online tools to speed up and simplify the online design process. Our new Digital Tools page showcases all of our Digital Tools in one place. Whether you’re looking for an RF Cable, a simple Board-to-Board connector system, or a variety of other Samtec products, these tools will help you design them all.
Take a look at the new page here – https://www.samtec.com/solutions/digital-tools
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!
- Continued upgrades to our new checkout
- A design upgrade to our Mated Set view in our Solutionator tools
- An upgrade to our search architecture
- A full overhaul and simplification of our navigation structure
- An easier way to download compliance documents online
- An upgraded quotes lookup system
- And more!
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