OFC 2018, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking possibilities.
Next-generation optical communication and networking applications must solve multiple technical challenges including higher data rates, increased system and chassis density, and improved signal integrity. Samtec’s diverse product and technology portfolio, which provide system designers with architectural solutions to the challenges faced by the industry, will be on display at booth #2123.
Feature Products and Technologies
We’ll showcase the latest FireFly™ Optical Cable Systems, including new PCIe® Over Fiber, extended temperature, and low-profile designs. Also on display is Samtec’s Flyover™ technology, as well as high-speed/high-bandwidth interconnect systems such as the flexible SEARAY™ system.
The FQSFP-DD Flyover interconnect system meets the challenges of the QSFP-DD high-density, high-speed pluggable (backward compatible) module form factor with greater performance margin compared to the QSFP-DD connector-to-PCB approach. As advanced 50 Gbps+ per channel ASIC and FPGA solutions hit the market, a next-generation Flyover approach that overcomes the limitations of signal loss on a PCB trace continues to become more relevant.
Live demonstrations at the Samtec booth — #2123 — include:
Optimized Modular Switch Architecture via Flyover QSFP-DD Solutions: Samtec Flyover QSFP-DD solutions provide improved thermal efficiencies and compact cable mananegment in modular switch architectures in a 1U 19” chassis form factor.
Samtec COBO 112 Gbps PAM4 Demonstrator: This demo highlights a single-channel proof-of-concept platform achieving 112 Gbps PAM4 data rates using a silicon photonics optical engine in a COBO form factor.
28Gbps FireFly™ on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA VCU118 Evaluation Kit: Highlights a low latency, high performance, mid-board optical engine passing 112 Gbps (4 x 28 Gbps) of data, without FEC, and which fully complements the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA GTY transceivers.
Samtec PCIe®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Card (PCOA Series): Demonstrates long distance PCIe Gen 3 extension interfaces in computer-to-end point applications by transferring UHD 4k video over 100 meters of fiber.
Samtec Flyover QSFP-DD-enabled 56 Gbps PAM4 Modular Switch Architecture: The combination of industry leading 56 Gbps/112 Gbps PAM4 ICs with Samtec’s FQSFP-DD and AcceleRate® Cable solutions provide an ideal flyover proof-of-concept for next-gen data center applications.
Low-power, 50 Gbps NRZ FPGA SerDes over FireFly™ Edge Card Socket: A demonstration of a next-gen, low power Xilinx SerDes test chips operating at 50 Gbps NRZ data rates (and beyond) via a Samtec FireFly™ Edge Card Socket (UEC5-2 series) in a VITA 57.4 FMC+ form factor
Customized Mid-Board Optical Engines in Novel Customer Applications: Samtec and its partners are showcasing real-world applications that showcase the adaptability of the FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™
If you’re at OFC we hope you’ll stop by and visit at booth 2123. If you’re not at OFC, but want to learn more about the topics above, here’s some links that may be helpful: