“The customer is always right!”
Anyone in customer service knows that motto. Pioneering businessmen César Ritz, Marshall Field, Harry Gordon Selfridge and others championed similar mantras throughout their careers.
Today, Samtec lives and breathes Sudden Service®. In essence, Samtec does everything possible to make customers successful. From customer service to new products and logistics, the customer’s success is Samtec’s success.
That philosophy drives Samtec’s ever growing Kits and Boards portfolio. Samtec-designed Evaluation and Development Kits simplify the interconnect design process and shorten design cycles for hobbyists, tinkerers, and professional engineers alike.
So, what are some of the recent additions?
NovaRay® SI Evaluation Kit
Samtec NovaRay® 112 Gbps PAM4 Extreme Density Arrays combine fully shielded differential pair design and two reliable points of contact. NovaRay® is ideally suited for high-performance, dense systems found in the data center.
The NovaRay® SI Evaluation Kit provides system designers and SI engineers an easy-to-use solution for testing NovaRay® connectors. It delivers a high-quality system with robust mechanical design.
The new kit features a NVAM/NVAF mated connected pair. It also supports multiple NVAM/NVAF stack heights (7 and 10 mm) while routing 16 high-speed differential pairs from NVAM/NVAF connectors to high-precision RF connectors.
NovaRay® Flyover® SI Eval Kit
As data rates increase, trace length on PCBs decrease. Samtec’s high-speed, Flyover® cable assemblies simplify PCB design and limit signal degradation in high data rate applications.
Samtec’s NovaRay® Extreme Density & Performance Socket Cable Assembly uses 34 AWG Eye Speed® twinax cable. The NovaRay® Cable Terminal includes rugged metal latching for mating with NovaRay® cable assembly.
The NovaRay® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit features two NVAC cables assemblies (12″ and 18″ lengths) and a pair of NVAM-C terminals. It routes 16 high-speed differential pairs from NVAM-C terminals to high-precision RF connectors.
FQSFP-DD to NovaRay® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit
Samtec’s Flyover® QSFP Systems provide improved signal integrity and architectural flexibility by routing critical high-speed signals through low-loss, ultra low skew twinax cable, instead of through expensive, lossy PCBs.
The ultra-high-density design includes sideband signaling via press-fit contacts to help increase airflow, and a multitude of “End 2” options allow for maximum design flexibility.
The FQSFP-DD to NovaRay® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit offers an off-the-shelf option for testing Double Density Flyover® QSFP Cable Systems with a NovaRay® End 2 option.
The new kit routes eight high-speed differential pairs through high-precision RF connectors, the FQSFP-DD to NovaRay® cable assembly and PCB-mount connectors. It supports various cable assembly length options.
AcceleRate® HD SI Evaluation Kit
Samtec AcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips support high-speed, high-cycle applications with maximum routing and grounding flexibility. AcceleRate® HD features milled Edge Rate® contacts with smooth mating surfaces to reduce wear and increase durability.
The AcceleRate® HD SI Evaluation Kit offers an off-the-shelf, easy to-use system for testing AcceleRate® HD. Test engineers benefit from the high-quality system targeted at lab use.
The new kit features an ADM6/ADF6 mated connected pair. It also supports multiple ADM6/ADF6 stack heights (5 – 20 mm) while routing 8 high-speed differential pairs from ADM6/ADF6 connectors to high-precision RF connectors.
UEC5-2 SI Evaluation Kit
The Samtec 20+ Gbps FireFly™ Edge Card Socket Assembly is one part of a two-piece system within the FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™. It offers both a tiny footprint on the PCB and flexibility for both FireFly™ copper and optical cable assemblies.
The UEC5-2 SI Evaluation Kit gives engineers an easy-to-use solution for testing UEC5-2 and edge card connectors. UEC5-2 connectors are popular on FPGA/SoC evaluation and development kits, embedded computing boards and many other applications.
The new kit features a UEC5-2/edge card connected pair. Also, it routes 8 high-speed differential pairs from a UEC5-2 connector to high-precision RF connectors.