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.


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

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In this video, Kevin Burt of Samtec’s Optical Group explains one of Samtec’s product demonstrations at DesignCon 2017.  The demo features a disaggregated computing platform with PCIe® Gen 3 fabric enabled by the patented FireFly™ mid-board optical technology. PCIe® Over Fiber PCI...
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