Mid Board Optics Systems

FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ is a future-proof, inside-the-box mid board optics interconnect solution, with performance to 28 Gbps in x12 unidirectional or bidirectional designs. It is the first interconnect system that gives the designer a choice of using either micro footprint optical or copper interconnects to meet today’s data rate requirements and the next generation. FireFly™ enables chip-to-chip, board-to-board, on-board and system-to-system connectivity using the same connector system for both electrical and optical systems.


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
V
  • ECUE
  • ECUE-E
  • ECUO
  • ETUO
  • FIK-FIREFLY-XX
  • PCUE
  • PCUO
  • UCC8
  • UEC5
Firefly™ Micro Flyover System™

The North American Broadcast Show, or NAB, is April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  NAB is about everything digital in the fields of media, entertainment, and technology. Samtec is exhibiting its line of 12G SDI RF interconnects, including a product demonstration showi...
Shielded Connectors For EMI, EMC Protection Samtec is expanding its line of rugged, high-speed 0.80 mm pitch Edge Rate® interconnects. First is a mating set with both socket (ERF8 Series) and terminal (ERM8 Series) strips that are fully shielded. The shield encircles the entire m...
Consumers just want more HD video everywhere they go. The migration from 4G to 5G enables live streaming video consumption everywhere the wireless network reaches. Faster bandwidths via cable or fiber to the home provide the pipe to support the 4K/UHDTV products that are common o...
Kevin Burt, of the Samtec Optical Group, explains another one of the several demos that Samtec presented at OFC 2017.  In this demo, four GT 28 Gbps transceiver signals are generated by an FPGA and launched mid-board from a FireFly™ 28 G x4 optical connector system. These 28 Gbps...
Our friend Eric Bogatin wrote a paper for DesignCon 2017 entitled “New Characterization Technique for Glass-Weave Skew.”  He wrote a summary article of the paper in Signal Integrity Journal. Since many of our readers strive to optimize their signal transmission path, I thought it...
View Full Site