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Evaluation & Development Kits

Evaluation & Development Kits

From concept and prototype to development and production, Samtec-designed Evaluation and Development Kits featuring high-speed interconnect solutions simplify the interconnect design process and reduce time to market for hobbyists, tinkerers, and professional engineers alike. From SI Evaluation Kits for Board-to-Board and Cable Assemblies to optical, FPGA-related and components kits, Samtec offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of interconnect evaluation and development tools.

SI Evaluation Kits:
Board-to-Board

SI Evaluation Kits: Board-to-Board

Samtec offers the industry’s largest variety of board-to-board connectors. Popular options include high-speed mezzanine, edge card and backplane systems and high-density array systems. Samtec Board-to-Board SI Evaluation Kits provide system designers and SI engineers easy-to-use platforms for testing many of Samtec’s popular board-to-board connector products.

Each kit includes the evaluation platform, calibration board(s), technical documentation and test reports. Additionally, each kit is tested and verified by Samtec’s signal integrity experts before customer delivery.

SI Evaluation Kits:
Cable

SI Evaluation Kits: Cable

As data rates increase, trace length on PCBs decrease. Samtec’s high-speed cable assemblies simplify PCB design and limit signal degradation in high data rate applications. Samtec Cable Assembly SI Evaluation Kits provide system designers and SI engineers easy-to-use platforms for testing many of Samtec’s popular cable assembly products.

Each kit includes the evaluation platform, calibration board(s), technical documentation and test reports. Additionally, each kit is tested and verified by Samtec’s signal integrity experts before customer delivery.

Optics / FPGA
Kits

Optics / FPGA Kits

FPGA developers and system-level architects prototyping with industry-standard FPGA evaluation and development kits often leverage the FMC and FMC+ interfaces for I/O expansion and system level testing. On-board optical modules continue to gain acceptance in embedded, medical and mil/aero applications.

Samtec offers a wide portfolio of FMC, FMC+ and optical module evaluation kits for real-time development and testing in a lab setting.

Component
Kits

Component Kits

Tinkerers, hobbyists, students and enthusiasts form the backbone of the tech-influenced DIY community known as the Maker Movement. Makers use various open-source electronic platforms as they develop interactive products ranging from robotics and drones to arts, crafts and musical instruments. Rapid prototyping of innovative projects using open-source electronic platforms typically requires basic connectors and cable assemblies.

Samtec has developed expansion connector accessory kits for three of the most popular platforms:

  • Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
  • Arm® Mbed™ Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
  • Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit

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