Samtec, Inc. recognized as the service leader in the connector industry, has a broad line of interconnect solutions to meet the increasing demands of broadcast video. We offer the largest variety of 75 Ohm, 12G-SDI solutions, as well as high-performance connectors and Flyover® cables capable of 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel. Samtec’s RF Group provides RF and SI support to solve system challenges specific to the broadcast video ecosystem, which includes the existing SDI infrastructure and the emerging video-over-IP, to carry high-capacity 4K digital transmissions.
Balanced weight distribution
Enhanced surface area for pick-and-place vacuum sealing
12G-SDI optimized performance
Meet rigid return loss requirements of 12 GHz
BNC, HD-BNC™, DIN 1.0/2.3, and cable assemblies
Orientation and PCB termination options
Cable assemblies for panel, mid-board and backplane
Board-to-board connectors for edge card, mezzanine and backplane
Performance up to 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel
PCB launch optimization
Application-specific design support
Modeling, simulation and physical measurement verification
An example of this is demonstrated in the video. A launch optimized by our RF/SI experts versus non-optimized launch is clearly compared from ~2:30-3:00. Throughout the video you will see Samtec 12G-SDI RF connectors easily pass the SMPTE ST-2082-1 requirements.
Chris Shelly, Samtec’s RF/SI Modeling Engineer, walks us through a live 12G-SDI transmission line demonstration. A Phabrix QX is generating a 12G-SDI signal, through two Samtec right-angle BNC connectors, and back into the Phabrix QX for analysis, with excellent results.
Chris then daisy chains 12 RF connector pairs, including ten right angle connector pairs. As expected there is some drop in the peak voltage for the eye pattern and some increased jitter, but it’s still wide-open, and the received test pattern is shown to be unaffected.
With PCB terminated RF connectors, the design of the launch (the transition from the connector to the trace on the board) is critical to the ultimate performance of the RF connection. Samtec offers custom launch design services to assure the best possible performance of our RF PCB connectors.
Full channel signal and power integrity analysis, testing and validation services
R&D, design, development and support of micro optical engines and assemblies
High precision stamping, plating, molding and automated assembly
Advanced IC packaging design, support and manufacturing capabilities
In-house R&D and manufacturing of precision extruded cable and assemblies
RF interconnect design and development expertise, with testing to 70 GHz