When Samtec was founded by Sam Shine back in 1976, the concept of service was at the very heart of the company. Whether it was quick delivery or easy access to samples, Sam was determined to give his customers the best possible experience.
That idea of service still underpins every aspect of Samtec today. Selecting connectors is a tricky job simply due to the variety of products on offer. The modern design engineer faces a monumental task when choosing the right part. Samtec works hard to provide customers with the latest tools to make this job easier – the Solutionator is a perfect example – but sometimes there is no substitute for actually getting your hands on a sample.
The Power Of Samples
Samples are vital to the work of design engineers around the world. There are plenty of reasons why folks might want to order a sample, depending on what stage of their design they are currently embarked upon. Sometimes, samples will be needed at the beginning of the design process, to help the engineer visualize their design. Alternatively, samples might be needed for the prototype stage, when it is time to bring the engineer’s ideas together to prove the design.
In both cases, the products themselves are identical. However, the manner in which they are presented will need to change. For the prototyping engineer, the items need to be packed ready for the production line. But for the early phases of research, the connector might be mounted on a demonstration board, or even included in a development kit to help the engineer prove their concept.
Samples in the Modern Design World
Samtec still believes in the power of samples, even in the era of digital design and 3D modelling. Samtec recognizes that engineers need to see the connector, to hold it in their hands and understand how it works, in order to truly know how it will enhance their design.
Samtec has a product range that caters for many kinds of printed circuit board applications, and there is a sample kit for virtually all of them. Whether your requirement is for high-speed signal or discrete wire-to-board, high-power or rugged micro-connectors, Samtec knows that sometimes there is no substitute for holding the product in your hand. Make sure that you visit Samtec.com to get hold of the latest information and product samples, and see how Samtec can help you with your design.
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