In this video, Kevin Burt, of the Samtec Optical Group, discusses another demonstration from OFC 2016. This is a system level demonstration of high speed signal transfer rates at 28Gbps, FireFly™ high speed optical links at 28 Gbps, and signal quality performance of ExaMAX® backplane connector.
Kevin discusses the advantages of the industry’s first Flyover QSFP28 (FQSFP) System. This approach removes signals from their traditional pathways—copper traces in the PCB —and flies them over the board via high-speed EyeSpeed™ twinax. This design helps alleviate three problems facing the design process: skew, loss, and the need for complex routing.
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