High-Speed Assemblies

High-speed cable assemblies with micro coax and twinax cable, for differential and single-ended applications. Assemblies include future-proof, high-density array, integral ground plane, hermaphroditic, rugged Edge Rate® and high-speed PCI Express® systems.


AcceleRate® HP Cable SystemAcceleRate® HP Extreme Density Cable System

AcceleRate® HP cable assembly is the industry's highest density 112 Gbps PAM4 rated solution for cable-to-board applications. View the full line of AcceleRate® products.

Features
  • Industry's highest density 112 Gbps PAM4 cable-to-board system
  • 32 to 72 differential pairs (up to 96 pairs on roadmap)
  • 4 or 6 rows (8 rows on roadmap)
  • 34 AWG ultra low skew twinax
  • BGA solder ball attach for simplified processing
  • Rugged squeeze latch for quick disconnect or locking tabs for maximum density (removal tool required)
  • Single-ended micro coax configuration and right-angle in development
  • View the full line of AcceleRate® products
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  • ARP6
  • APF6-L
AcceleRate® HP Cable System

AcceleRate®AcceleRate® Slim Direct Attach Cable Assemblies

AcceleRate® is the industry's slimmest cable system with direct attach technology and ultra low skew twinax cable for 56 Gbps PAM4 speeds. View the full line of AcceleRate® products.

Features
  • Incredibly slim 7.6 mm width
  • High-density 2-row design
  • 34 AWG, 100 Ω Eye Speed® ultra low skew twinax cable
  • 8, 16 and 24 differential pair options available
  • Two rows of high-density contacts directly soldered to the cable
  • Improved signal integrity by eliminating transition board and its variability
  • View the full line of AcceleRate® products
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  • ARC6
  • ARF6
  • ARF6-RA
AcceleRate®

NovaRay®NovaRay® 112 Gbps PAM4, Extreme Density Arrays

NovaRay® combines extreme density and performance for 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel in 40% less space than traditional arrays.

Features
  • 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel
  • 4.0 Tbps aggregate data rate - 9 IEEE 400G channels
  • Innovative, fully shielded differential pair design enables extremely low crosstalk (to 40 GHz) and tight impedance control
  • 112 differential pairs per square inch
  • Two points of contact ensure a more reliable connection
  • 92 Ω solution addresses both 85 Ω and 100 Ω applications
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  • NVAM
  • NVAF
  • NVAM-C
  • NVAC
NovaRay®

ExaMAX®Samtec ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane System

ExaMAX® high-speed backplane interconnects deliver 56 Gbps electrical performance.

Features
  • Enables 56 Gbps PAM4 electrical performance on 2.00 mm column pitch
  • Allows designers to optimize density or minimize board layer count
  • Two reliable points of contact, even when subjected to angled mating
  • Meets Telcordia GR-1217 CORE specification
  • Individual signal wafers with staggered differential pair design; 24 - 72 pairs (board connectors) and 16 - 96 pairs (cable assemblies)
  • One-piece embossed ground structure on each signal wafer to reduce crosstalk
  • Lowest mating force on the market: 0.36 N max per contact
  • Backplane cable assemblies improve signal integrity and increase signal path length at higher data rates
  • Samtec’s Eye Speed® ultra low skew twinax cable provides increased flexibility and routability
  • Stub free mating
  • Press-fit termination
  • Power and Guide Modules available
Products
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  • EBTM
  • EBTF-RA
  • EBDM-RA
  • EBCM
  • EBCF
  • EBCL
  • EBCB
  • EGBM
  • EGBF
  • EPTT
  • EPTS
ExaMAX®

Si-Fly™Si-Fly™ 112 Gbps, Low-Profile High-Density Cable System

Ultra-high-density, on-package pluggable interconnect that eludes the BGA and enables extreme channel performance to 112 Gbps PAM4 and beyond.

Features
  • 25.6 TB aggregate, path to 51.2 TB
  • On-package, pluggable interconnect
  • Ultra-high density
  • Uses direct connect technology to elude the BGA and route signals directly from the silicon package through a long-reach cable
  • 5x the reach of traditional PCB solutions
  • Copper in development, optical solution on the roadmap
Products
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  • CPC
  • CPI
Si-Fly™

FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™

Future-proof system with interchangeability of FireFly™ copper and optical using the same micro connector system for up to 28 Gbps per lane.

Features
  • High-speed performance to 28 Gbps per lane
  • x4 and x12 designs
  • Variety of integral heat sink and End 2 options
  • Interchangeability of copper and optical
  • Micro rugged two-piece connector
  • Extended temperature and PCIe®-Over-Fiber solutions
Products
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  • ECUO
  • PCUO
  • ETUO
  • ECUE
  • PCUE
  • UEC5-1
  • UEC5-2
  • UCC8
  • PCOA
FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™

Flyover QSFP Cable SystemsFlyover® QSFP Cable Systems

These direct attach Flyover® QSFP cable assemblies improve signal integrity and increase signal path length at higher data rates.

Features
  • Compatible with all MSA QSFP pluggables
  • 4 or 8 channel systems
  • Eye Speed® 100 ohm twinax cable
  • Press-fit tails for low speed signals/power to PCB
  • No re-timers required for reduced cost and power consumption
  • Improved thermal dissipation by allowing ICs to be placed in preferred locations
  • Multiple end 2 options available
  • Belly-to-belly mating for maximum density (FQSFP-DD Series)
Products
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  • FQSFP
  • FQSFP-DD
  • FQSFP-D8
  • QSFPC
  • QSFPC-DD
  • QSFPC-D8
  • HS-QSFP
  • HS-QSFP-DD
  • HS-QSFP-D8
  • LP-FQSFP
Flyover QSFP Cable Systems

Direct Connect Cable SystemDirect Connect Cable System

High-speed, low cost cable assembly with press-fit termination directly to the PCB board.

Features
  • Press-fit termination to the PCB board
  • Ultra low 3 mm profile
  • Supports and surpasses PCIe® Gen 3 speed at 2 meters
  • 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • 30 AWG twinax ribbon cable
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  • DCH
Direct Connect Cable System

Q Series®Q Series® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature an integral ground/power plane, micro coax and micro twinax cable.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • Surface mount, edge mount or panel mount terminations
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Rugged screw mounts or retention pin options
Products
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  • HQCD
  • HQDP
  • EQCD
  • EQDP
  • QTH
  • QSH
  • QTH-DP
  • QSH-DP
  • QTE
  • QSE
  • QTE-DP
  • QSE-DP
  • 6QCD
  • 6QDP
  • 6QDPS
Q Series®

SEARAY™SEARAY™ High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed, high-density array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Positive latching system
  • Terminal end options
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • 36 AWG coax high-speed cable
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
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  • SEAC
  • SEAFC
SEARAY™

SEARAY™ 0.80 mmSEARAY™ 0.80 mm Pitch Ultra High-Density Array Cable Assemblies

These ultra high-density, high-speed array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • 50% board space savings versus .050" (1.27 mm) pitch arrays
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • Supports PCIe® Gen 3 and SAS3 protocols
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • 34 AWG micro ribbon coax cable
  • Up to 300 I/Os
  • 8 and 10 row designs
Products
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  • ESCA
  • SEAF8
  • SEAM8
SEARAY™ 0.80 mm

Edge Rate®Edge Rate® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature rugged Edge Rate® contacts and Eye Speed® micro coax or twinax cable.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Designed for rugged micro pitch applications
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Latching system available
  • Hot swappable
Products
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  • ERCD
  • ERDP
  • ERM8
  • ERF8
  • ERM8-S
  • ERF8-S
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Edge Rate®

Edge Card Cable SystemsEdge Card Twinax High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature Eye Speed® twinax cable for optimized performance.

Features
  • Performance to 16 Gbps
  • 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Micro 0.50 mm and 0.80 mm pitch
  • .062" (1.60 mm) thick card
  • Rugged metal latching and shielding
  • Vertical and right-angle PCB connectors
Products
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  • GC6
  • HSEC6-DV
  • ECDP
  • HSEC8-DV
  • FEDP
  • FCDP-DV
  • FCDP-RA
Edge Card Cable Systems

PCI Express®High-Speed PCI Express® PCIE Cables and Assemblies

High-speed PCI Express®, PCIE Cables and Assemblies. These jumper cables support one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • Supports 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCI Express® links
  • Standard positions of 36, 64, 98 and 164
  • 30 AWG standard ribbon cable and shielded twinax cable
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  • PCIE
  • PCIE-LP
  • PCIEC
  • PCIEC-G4
  • PCIEC-G5
PCI Express®

Q Rate®Q Rate® High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These high-speed cable assemblies feature a ground plane, micro coax or twinax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

Features
  • Performance up to 14 Gbps
  • 50 ohm single-ended and 100 ohm differential pair signal routing
  • Edge Rate® contacts reduce broadside coupling
  • Slim body design
  • 32 AWG twinax and 34 AWG coax high-speed cable
Products
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  • EQRD
  • EQRP
  • QRM8
  • QRF8
  • QRM8-DP
  • QRF8-DP
Q Rate®

Razor Beam™Razor Beam™ High-Speed Cable Assemblies

These micro rugged, high-speed cable assemblies feature Eye Speed® micro coax cable.

Features
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • 38 AWG micro ribbon coax cable
  • Rugged screw down option
  • Vertical or right-angle end options
  • 0.50 mm (.0197") pitch
Products
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  • HLCD
  • LSHM
  • LSHM-S
Razor Beam™

Z-Ray®Z-Ray® Ultra Low Profile Cable Assemblies

These ultra low profile cable assemblies feature Eye Speed® twinax cable and mating board level interposer to achieve 28+ Gbps high-speed performance.

Features
  • 34 AWG twinax ribbon cable
  • 0.80 mm pitch
  • 8 or 16 pairs
  • 100 ohm signal routing
  • Choice of wiring options
  • Edge card option for end 2
  • Rugged metal cage for mating board level interposer
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  • ZRDP
  • ZCC
  • ZCI
Z-Ray®

Low Cost CoaxMicro Coax Cable Assemblies, High-Speed, Low Cost, and Space-Saving

High-speed, low cost, micro coax cable assemblies featuring 50 Ohm single-ended signal routing, 38 AWG micro coax cable, and a space-saving compact design.

Features
  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing
  • 38 AWG micro coax cable
  • Compact design for space saving applications
Products
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  • FCS8
  • FCF8
Low Cost Coax

Shielded Twisted Pair CableShielded Twisted Pair Cable System

High-speed shielded twisted pair cable assembly for 100 ohm applications.

Features
  • 100 ohm signal routing
  • 28 AWG shielded twisted pair cable
  • Terminal and socket end options available
  • Choice of cable length
Products
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  • C28S
  • CJT-BH
  • CJT-TH
Shielded Twisted Pair Cable

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