The ever-present demand for higher data throughput spans industries and applications. Regardless of industry, engineers continue to address SI performance demands all along the signal path: in PCBs, connectors and cables.
Engineers realize that routing signals through lossy PCBs, vias and other components has become one of the most complex challenges designers face. Samtec’s “Flyover” design approach breaks the constraints of traditional signaling.
Samtec Eye Speed® Ultra Low Skew Twinax Cable
Instead of routing signals through the PCB, engineers can fly data “over” the PCB. They can then leverage the differentiated performance benefits of Samtec Eye Speed® Ultra Low Skew Twinax Cable.
Eye Speed® Twinax Cable supports 28 Gbps and beyond while providing for extended signal reach and system architecture design flexibility – without adding cost to the overall system.
Key technical features of Eye Speed® include:
- Co-extruded, low loss construction
- Proprietary cable technology
- Ideal for 28+ Gbps applications
- Tight coupling between signal conductors
- Improved bandwidth and reach
- Improved signal integrity
- Ultra low skew twinax < 3.5 ps / meter
Application-Specific Cable Assemblies
Samtec has demonstrated routing 28 Gbps signals via Eye Speed® Twinax Cable at lengths up to 23 inches. OEMs collaborate with Samtec to identify the optimal cable assembly ideally suited for their specific applications.
Samtec customer Intracom Telecom recognized the optimized SI characteristics Samtec’s Eye Speed® Cable Assemblies provide. Intracom Telecom recently released a new E-band radio offer throughput of up to 10 Gbps. The new UltraLink™-GX80 provides point-to-point E-band communications while acting as an Ethernet bridge.
Intracom Telecom worked with Samtec’s signal integrity specialists to identify the appropriate cable assembly to route high-speed data within their system. Samtec’s ECDP 0.80 mm Edge Rate® Edge Card Eye Speed® Twinax Cable Assemblies provided Intracom Telecom the pin-count, form factor and performance needed for the UltraLink™-GX80. ECDP now features Eye Speed® Twinax Cable exclusively.
ECDP features include:
- 30 AWG Eye Speed® twinax cable
- 0.80 mm (.0315″) pitch
- 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
- Available with or without housing for cost savings
- Standard metal latching system or board locks
- Mates with HSEC8-RA and HSEC8-DP Edge Card Connectors