One of the biggest tradeshows in the optical world is OFC. At this year’s event in Anaheim, Samtec will be exhibiting a variety of mid-board and panel-mount optical systems. Samtec’s optical and signal integrity expertise enables systems designs with maximum density, minimal cost and performance optimization, while offering a path to 56 Gbps and beyond.
Of several products being featured at OFC this year, the FireFly™ Micro FlyOver System™, which enables chip-to-chip, board-to-board and system-to-system connectivity at data rates up to 28 Gbps, is a must-see.
One advantage FireFly™ gives designers is the flexibility of using copper or optical cable assemblies interchangeably within the same connector footprint.
There’s also the new FQSFP Series, which is a flyover QSFP assembly that improves signal integrity by flying critical data over lossy PCB materials. The flyover concept provides more flexibility in the system architecture.
Samtec will have two demonstrations running at their booth. The first 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.
The second is a demonstration of a FireFly™ 14 Gbps optical link in a FMC VITA 57.1 form factor for FPGA applications for the high performance computing, rugged military, and industrial markets, to name a few. Here is a picture below:
To check out the demonstrations and learn more about Samtec, stop by booth #2367 at OFC, March 20-24th. For additional event information, please visit https://blog.samtec.com/event/ofc-show/.