What have you done for me lately?
No doubt all employees have at least mentally heard those words from their employers. “Here is the latest on the widget project,” said everyone to their boss.
Designers and engineers especially hear that question. The constant expectation for endless improvement and innovations remains a part of everyday life for engineers.
Electrical engineers, signal integrity specialists, and PCB designers face a unique challenge. As bandwidth requirements rapidly increase, routing signals through lossy PCBs, vias and other components has become one of the most complex challenges designers face. What’s the solution?
Samtec Eye Speed® Twinax FlyOver Solutions
Data center and other high-speed applications require data rates of 28 Gbps+ and beyond. As data rates increase, the copper trace lengths begin to have finite limits.
Samtec’s SI specialists have studied routing high-speed signals in various PCB materials and other transmission media. Standard PCB materials (FR408) and even exotic solutions (MEGTRON 6) can not meet the needs of all systems
Samtec’s solution allows data to “flyover” the PCB to get longer distances either with Samtec co-extruded low-loss Eye Speed® Twinax FlyOver cable or in the optical domain. While fiber optics allows for longer reaches, they can be more expensive than copper solutions.
Key benefits of the Samtec Eye Speed® Twinax FlyOver Solutions include:
- Co-extruded low-loss twinax cables
- Better skew and insertion loss (vs industry standard)
- Improved reach and bandwidth (vs industry standard)
- Solid center conductor advantages
- Provides optimal diameter control capability for tighter tolerances/consistency
- Eliminates stranding variations, providing more consistent dielectric uniformity to conductor for ULS performance
- Improves preparation and termination quality during assembly
- Allows new termination techniques during assembly for superior interconnect
- Laser bonding
Samtec’s New Twinax FlyOver ChalkTalk
In and efforts to provide more detail in about these solutions, Samtec recently released a new technical webinar called Flyover: Not Just for Superheroes — Samtec Twinax FlyOver Solutions. See the full webinar below:
The ChalkTalk webinar details the entire Samtec ecosystem around our twinax capabilities. For more information, please download our latest Flyover QSFP Application Design Guide.