56. 112. 224. SI/PI!
For a lot of Americans, that sounds like the pre-snap play call or audible of a quarterback in North American-style football games. After watching football Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that’s where my brain is as well.
However, for those of us in the high-speed connectivity industry, those numbers refer to the speed markers in channel data rates we work with everyday. An embedded engineer implementing a 56 Gbps PAM4 transceiver design. A mechanical engineer may be redesigning a 112 Gbps PAM4 mezzanine connector. An optical engineer is trying to lower current draw on his laser to extend component life.
These are but a few examples. From a signal integrity standpoint, electrical engineers are increasingly challenged to implement these bleeding edge speeds. What help does Samtec offer to educate and support the engineering community with their SI needs?
Updated SI/PI Resource Landing Page
Samtec has a global team of SI/PI experts. They are crucial for helping Samtec design, test and manufacture the latest solutions for a new era in high-speed connectivity. Of course, we are talking about 224 Gbps PAM4 performance. Additionally, Samtec’s SI/PI engineers provide critical tech support to customers around the world. They advocate the ideal interconnect solution for any particular application and performance.
The newly updated Signal Integrity Center of Excellence features a number of solutions helpful to both newly-graduated and experienced engineers. All necessary design support – whether engineer-to-engineer consulting, online design tools, technical data, testing platforms, 3D SI models, and more – are at the customer’s fingertips.
Key SI/PI Features
Samtec provides industry-leading SI expertise, both at the component level and system level, to ensure full system SI optimization.
Samtec leverages SI expertise, along with the industry’s leading software and hardware to provide reliable data for design evaluation. As an example, Samtec-designed Evaluation and Development Kits simplify the interconnect design process and reduce time to market for hobbyists, tinkerers, and professional engineers alike. Samtec offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of interconnect evaluation and development tools.
Samtec PI and thermal engineers offer complete support for testing, evaluating and optimizing Thermal and Power considerations of a system design.
Samtec provides complete support and strategies for the optimization of system power architectures.
Samtec’s award-winning website includes a plethora of free, easy-to-use resources and online design tools to help streamline your design process. A brief example is the new Signal Integrity Handbook.
Samtec’s SI technical experts educate the industries via webinars, videos and more. Examples include SI deep dives via Samtec’s gEEk® spEEk Webinar Series or a quick-two minute explanation of basic SI/PI topics via the gEEk® spEEk Video Series.