High-Speed I/O Assemblies

High-speed optical and low skew pair copper I/O assemblies with rugged latching systems and shielded EMI protection for rugged, panel-to-panel applications. Assemblies include HyperTransport™ HT 3.1 performance on the industry’s densest I/O system, micro pitch design for board space savings, and SFP+ jumpers up to 20 Gbps data transmission.


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

Future-proof system easily upgrades from copper to optical using the same connector system. Highest 14 Gbps bandwidth density available.

Features
  • Electrical: performance to 28 Gbps
  • Optical: 14 Gbps and 28 Gbps
  • x12 unidirectional or bidirectional
  • Easy upgrade electrical to optical
  • Micro rugged two-piece connector
  • Full optical and half optical solutions
  • Proven 850 nm VCSEL technology
Series
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  • ECUE
  • ECUE-E
  • ECUO
  • ETUO
  • FIK-FIREFLY-XX
  • PCUE
  • PCUO
  • UCC8
  • UEC5
Firefly™ Micro Flyover System™

PCIe® Active Optical Cable SystemPCIe® Active Optical Cable System

High-speed active optical cable assemblies supporting PCIe® Gen 3 with a cable reach to 100 meters.

Features
  • Four independent, full-duplex optical channels
  • PCIe® x4 and x8 form factors
  • Supports Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 data rates
  • Lightweight 3.00 mm diameter cable up to 300 meters
  • Supports PCIe® auxiliary signaling (CPWRON, CPERST#, CPRSNT#, CWAKE#)
  • Full active optical cables with host and target
  • Half active optical cables with MTP end option
  • Direct replacement for passive or active copper cables
  • Sideband support
  • PCIEA Series adaptor card is recommended to mate with Samtec's PCIEO Series assembly
Series
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  • PCIEA
  • PCIEO
  • PCIES
PCIe® Active Optical Cable System

Eye Speed® I/OEye Speed® I/O

Rugged high-speed cable systems feature a positive latching system and support multiple protocols.

Features
  • Performance to 25.5 Gbps for equalized cable (1.00 m)
  • Equalized option increases usable cable length and data rate
  • Small form factor for space saving applications
  • Micro rugged latching system
  • Shielded housing for EMI protection or sealed cable for IP68 applications
  • Supports SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel, Ethernet, PCIe® and InfiniBand™ protocols
  • High-reliability Edge Rate® contacts
Series
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  • EPLSP
  • EPLSP-E
  • ERC
  • ERI8
  • RCH
  • RPBH
Eye Speed® I/O

Eye Speed® HDEye Speed® HD High-Speed I/O Systems

Ultra high-density, high-speed cable system with HyperTransport™ HT3.1 performance, designed for rugged applications and EMI protection.

Features
  • Superior signal integrity with HyperTransport HT3.1 performance
  • Industry's densest I/O cable system
  • Rugged latching system
  • Shielded for EMI protection
  • Cable, connector, and cage available
  • Rugged design
Series
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  • HDC
  • HDI6
  • HDLSP
Eye Speed® HD

SFPSFP+ Cable System

Samtec's SFP+ system includes a panel mounted connector and jumper cable for high-speed applications.

Features
  • Performance to 10 Gbps
  • SFP+ compatible
  • Cables, connector and cages available
  • Connector and cage kits available
  • Single and multi port cages available
Series
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  • MECT
  • SFPC
  • SFPE
  • SFPK
SFP

USB Board Level InterconnectsUSB Board Level Interconnects

Samtec's USB board level connectors in a variety of orientations, types and terminations.

Features
  • USB and Mini USB
  • Various orientations, types, terminations
  • Rugged options available
  • 2.0 version available
  • High-cycles
Series
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  • MUSB
  • MUSBS
  • SPM
  • USB-A
  • USB-AM
  • USB-B
  • USBR-A
  • USBR-B
USB Board Level Interconnects

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