High-Speed I/O Systems

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.


Flyover QSFP28 Cable SystemsFlyover QSFP28 Cable Systems

These direct attach flyover QSFP28 cable assemblies improve signal integrity and increase signal path length at higher data rates.

Features
  • Compatible with all MSA QSFP pluggables
  • 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
  • Eye Speed® 100 ohm twinax cable
  • Belly-to-belly mating for maximum density (FQSFP-DD Series)
  • 4 or 8 channel systems
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 QSFP28 Cable Systems

NovaRay® I/ONovaRay® I/O Extreme Performance Panel Mount Cable System

NovaRay® I/O uses Flyover® cable technology to route up to 3584 Gbps PAM4 aggregate data from the IC package to the panel and beyond.

Features
  • Highest aggregate data rate on the market - 3,584 Gbps PAM4
  • 16 & 32 diff pair configurations; accommodates PCIe® x4 or x8 plus sidebands
  • Cable-to-cable bulkhead panel connection using Flyover® cable technology
  • External Cable: 28, 30 or 34 AWG twinax
  • Internal Cable: 34 AWG twinax
  • Single-Ended coax options also available
  • Full external EMI shielding
  • Multiple end 2 high-speed connector options available for your ASIC-adjacent Flyover® interconnect
Products
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  • NVACE
  • NVACP
  • NVC
NovaRay® I/O

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™

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
Products
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  • EPLSP
  • ERI8
  • ERC
  • 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
Products
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  • HDLSP
  • HDI6
  • HDC
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
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  • SFPE
  • MECT
  • SFPC
  • SFPK
SFP

USB CableUSB Board Interconnects and Cable Assemblies

Samtec's USB systems feature both board level connectors and rugged overmold cables.

Features
  • USB and Mini USB
  • Various orientations, types, terminations
  • Rugged options available
  • Rugged overmold cables with various end options
  • 2.0 version available
  • High-cycles
Products
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  • USB-A
  • USB-AM
  • USB-B
  • MUSB
  • SPM
  • MUSBS
  • USBR-A
  • USBR-B
USB Cable

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