Embedded computing solutions are increasing in functionality, density and performance. Fast growing applications range from 5G and ATE to Machine Vision and Edge Computing.
High-speed optical communications offer faster throughput and scalability, yet many system architects and hardware engineers are hesitant to move to the optical domain.
Embedded Optical Solutions
Several solutions on the market help simplify designing in the optical domain.
For example, the Samtec FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ is the first interconnect system that gives a designer the flexibility of using micro footprint high-performance optical and low-cost copper interconnects interchangeably with the same connector system.
Samtec FireFly copper and optical cable systems provide the flexibility to achieve higher data rates and/or greater distances, simplifying board design and enhancing performance. FireFly offers a future-proof system with up to 28 Gbps per lane in x4 and x12 configurations.
Another example of an easy-to-use embedded optical solution is the TECHWAY TigerFMC family. TigerFMC is a very compact and efficient solution offering high-speed optical communications in real-time data-intensive integrated systems.
Taking advantage of the Samtec’s FireFly Micro Flyover System optical modules, TigerFMC solutions offer an overall throughput up to 336 Gbps. FireFly is the first interconnect system that gives designers the flexibility of using micro footprint optical and copper interconnects interchangeably with the same connector system.
All the TigerFMC mezzanine cards can be easily integrated into existing systems such as VPX boards, or into brand new architectures. Compliant with VITA 57.1 and VITA 57.4 standards, they fit all FMC and FMC+ carrier boards.
Samtec is partnering with TECHWAY it discuss these topics in a webinar. The title is High-Speed 25 Gbps Optical Solutions for Embedded Applications. It takes place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM CET.
In this webinar, technical experts from SAMTEC and TECHWAY will detail the benefits of real-world, high-speed optical communications. Form factors include transceivers and the VITA 57.4 FMC+ interface.
In additional, the presenters will highlight all-new 25 Gbps optical transceiver technology, boards, and roadmap. These products simplify optical system design and exceed the performance demands of high-speed optical communications in embedded applications.