PCI Express® Interconnects

PCI Express® Interconnects

Samtec offers a number of connector and cable solutions that support the PCI Express® I/O interconnect bus.


Family Overview

PCI Express® is an I/O interconnect bus standard (which includes a protocol and a layered architecture) that expands on and doubles the data transfer rates of original PCI. PCI Express® is a two-way, serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lanes, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI that routes data at a set rate.

Samtec offers both connector and cable solutions that meet PCI Express® electrical and mechanical specifications.

  • High-speed edge card sockets support one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links and mate with PCI Express® cable assemblies.
  • PCI Express®-Over-FireFly™ copper and optical cable assemblies for low latency, power savings and guaranteed transmission; optical adaptor card available with PCIe® x16 edge card connector.

For increased design flexibility, additional solutions are available that meet PCI Express® electrical specifications with potential cost savings, including mezzanine board-to-board solutions and signal/power routing flexibility.

For more information, view the PCI Express® Interconnect Solutions brochure.

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Features

PCI Express® Standard Interconnects

Edge Card Sockets & Cable Assemblies
  • PCIE - PCI Express® 3.0 Standard Board Level Receptacle
  • PCIE-G4 - PCI Express® 4.0 Slim Board Level Receptacle
  • PCIE-G5 - PCI Express® 5.0 Slim Board Level Receptacle
  • PCIEC - PCI Express® Extender Cable for Debug and Characterization
  • PCRF - PCI Express® Cable with SMA’s for Debug
FireFly™ Optical Cable Assemblies
  • PCOA - PCI Express®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Card with FireFly™ Optical Cable
  • PCUO - PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Optical Cable Assembly
  • PCUE - PCI Express®-Over-FireFly™ Copper Cable Assembly

Meets PCI Express® Electrical Standards

Edge Rate® High-Speed Interconnects
  • ERCD / ERDP - Edge Rate® Micro Coax and Twinax High-Speed Cable Assemblies
  • ERM8 / ERF8 - Edge Rate® High-Speed Connector Strips
Q Strip® 0.50 mm Pitch High-Speed Interconnects
  • QSH / QTH – Q Strip® 0.50 mm Pitch High-Speed Connector Strips
  • HQCD / HQDP - Q Strip® 0.50 mm Pitch Micro Coax & Twinax High-Speed Cable Assemblies
SEARAY™ High-Speed Open-Pin-Field Arrays
  • SEAM / SEAF - SEARAY™ High-Speed Open-Pin-Field Arrays
  • SEAC - SEARAY™ High-Speed, High-Density Array Cable Assembly
Edge Rate® Edge Card Interconnects
  • RU8 / HSEC8-DV / HSC8 - Edge Card Board Stacking System
  • ECDP - Edge Rate® Edge Card Twinax Cable Assembly
FireFly™ Flyover Systems
  • UCC8 / UEC5-1 / UEC5-2 - FireFly™ Board Level Connector Set
  • ECUE - FireFly™ Copper Micro Flyover System™ Cable Assembly
  • ECUO - FireFly™ Optical Micro Flyover System™ Cable Assembly
  • ETUO - Extended Temperature FireFly™ Optical Cable Assembly

DOWNLOADS

Literature

PCI Express® Interconnect Solutions Guide

PCI Express® Interconnect Solutions Guide

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Edge Card Application Guide

Edge Card Application Guide

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FireFly™ Application Design Guide

FireFly™ Application Design Guide

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High-Speed Board-to-Board Application Guide

High-Speed Board-to-Board Application Guide

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Micro Rugged Application Guide

Micro Rugged Application Guide

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Products

PCIE

1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 3 Edge Card Connector

Features
  • 1.00 mm (.0394") pitch
  • PCIe® Gen 3 compliant
  • Supports one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) card
  • Vertical, right-angle or edge mount
  • PCI Express® jumpers also available (PCIEC Series)
1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 3 Edge Card Connector

PCIE-LP

Low Profile PCI Express® GEN 4 Connector

Features
  • 1.00 mm (.0394") pitch
  • Low profile provides space savings
  • PCIe® Gen 4 compatible
  • Supports one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) thick cards
  • PCI Express® jumpers also available (PCIEC Series)
Low Profile PCI Express® GEN 4 Connector

PCIE-G4

1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 4 Slim Edge Card Connector

Features
  • 1.00 mm (.0394") pitch
  • Slim body design
  • PCIe® Gen 4 compatible
  • Low profile provides space savings
  • Supports one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) thick cards
  • PCI Express® jumpers also available (PCIEC Series)
1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 4 Slim Edge Card Connector

PCIE-G5

1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 5 Edge Card Connector

Features
  • PCIe® 5.0
  • Differential pair signaling
  • Supports 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCI Express® links
  • Design in today for future proof data rates
  • 1.00 mm pitch
  • Accepts .062" (1.60 mm) thick cards
1.00 mm PCI Express® Gen 5 Edge Card Connector

PCIEC

PCI Express® Jumper Cable Assemblies

Features
  • Standard 36, 64, 98 and 164 Postions
  • Edge card or connector end options available
  • Mates with Samtec's PCIE series
  • Available with AcceleRate® cable
PCI Express® Jumper Cable Assemblies

PCRF

PCI Express® Cable Assembly with Low Loss Microwave Cable

Features
  • Low loss 25 AWG coax cable
  • Performs up to 3.69 GHz / 7.38 Gbps
  • Standard SMA termination on cable
  • Supports one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links
PCI Express® Cable Assembly with Low Loss Microwave Cable

PCOA

PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Adaptor Card

Features
  • Uses PCUO FireFly™ optical cable assemblies
  • Supports PCIe® Gen 3/4 platform
  • PCIe® x16 edge card connector
  • x16, x8, dual x8, x4, dual x4 and quad x4 configurations
  • Transparent or non-transparent bridging
  • Reconfigurable host or target operation
PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Adaptor Card

PCUO

PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Optical Cable Assembly

Features
  • Meets PCIe® Gen 3 and Gen 4 specifications
  • Transmits PCIe® signals up to 100 m
  • x4, x8 and x16 PCIe® micro optical engines
  • Transparent and non-transparent bridging
  • Proven 850 nm VCSEL technology
  • Compatible PCIe® adaptor card available (PCOA Series)
PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Optical Cable Assembly

PCUE

PCIe® Twinax Flyover® Cable Assembly

Features
  • PCIe®-Over-FireFly™ copper system
  • x4 duplex system
  • Meets PCIe® Gen 3 and Gen 4 specifications
  • Data connection is taken "off board" for easier routing
  • Mates with the same 2-piece connector system as other FireFly™ systems
  • 34 AWG twinax ribbon cable
PCIe® Twinax Flyover® Cable Assembly

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