precision rf / test systems FOR NEXT GEN SPEEDS

Samtec helps address the challenges of next generation data rate requirements with industry-leading interconnect expertise, along with full system optimization services and support, including a vast library of development platforms and characterization kits for many of our high-performance interconnect systems. The high-density array designs and advanced cabling solutions within Samtec’s Bulls Eye® product family enable optimized performance to 50 GHz (with 65 GHz systems in development).

Overview

Precision RF & Test Systems

Samtec offers a wide variety of Precision RF connectors and cables for high-performance testing, including high-density Bulls Eye® test point arrays that enable optimized performance to 50 GHz, and feature a compression interface, small footprint and high cycle count

Industry Standards & 12G-SDI

Industry standard 50 Ω and 75 Ω RF solutions include a wide variety of cables, components and board level interconnects with mix-and-match flexibility, as well as the industry’s largest variety of 12G-SDI products for Broadcast Video applications, including BNC and HD-BNC™.

Original & Custom RF Solutions

Samtec’s RF Original Solutions include high-performance, high-density Bulls Eye® test point systems, 100 Ω shielded twisted pair cable assemblies, ganged micro-mini systems, U.FL compatible plug to 500 cycles, and high-isolation IsoRate® systems.

DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS

Bulls Eye® 50 GHz Test Point Characterization Kit

  • Enables testing and evaluation of Samtec’s Bulls Eye® high-performance test point system
  • Contains BE40A Series double-row, high-density array test point
  • Routes high-speed differential pairs from BE40A Series to high-precision RF connectors
  • Supports multiple high-precision RF connector options (e.g. 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm, 2.92 mm)
  • Optimized SI performance via Samtec’s Final Inch® BOR PCB trace routing
  • Learn more at samtec.com/bullseye

Xilinx® Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA KCU1250 Characterization Kit

  • Enables evaluation of the 20 GTH 16.3 Gbps transceivers available on the UltraScale™ XCKU040-FFVA1156 FPGA
  • Access to both the Integrated Bit Error Ratio Test (IBERT) demonstration and the Vivado® Design Suite enables quick evaluation of the industry leading GTH transceivers
  • Ideal for connecting to a broad range of evaluation platforms, including backplanes and optical evaluation boards to high-speed test equipment
  • Included are the Bulls Eye® test point system supporting a full GTH quad, with four transmit / receive pairs and five Bulls Eye® connector pads for the GTH transceivers and reference clocks
  • Kit also includes two pairs of differential MRCC inputs with SMA connectors that expand I/O with three FMC interfaces
  • Learn more at samtec.com/standards/fpgakcu1250

Fidus 12G-SDI HPC FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)

  • The 12G-SDI HPC FMC from Fidus Systems and inrevium provides a video processing development platform for transportation of 4k / 60 fps video over a single coaxial cable link
  • Contains 6x 75 Ω HD-BNC connectors which provide system I/O access:
    • - 1x 12G-SDI input
    • - 1x 12G-SDI output
    • - 3x 12G-SDI In or Out
    • - 1x Video Sync input
  • System I/O can be doubled by adding a second, optional expansion module
  • Includes 6x 75 Ω High-Density BNC Bulkhead Jack, Right-Angle and Through-Hole connectors (HDBNC-J-P-GN-RA-BH1)
  • Learn more at samtec.com/12gsdi

Families

Bulls Eye®Bulls Eye® RF High-Performance Test to 50 GHz

The high-density array designs and advanced cabling solutions within Samtec’s Bulls Eye® product family enable optimized performance, now to 50 GHz. Compression interface, small footprint and high cycle count make Bulls Eye® ideal for high-performance test applications.

Features
  • 50 GHz and 20 GHz high-performance test point systems (to 65 GHz in development)
  • Compression interface to the board for easy on/off and eliminate soldering costs
  • Small footprint design significantly saves space on the board
  • Microstrip (50 GHz) or stripline (50 & 20 GHz) PCB transmission
  • RF Technical Group: dedicated RF engineers provide personal support for meeting specific RF challenges
Series
V
  • BE40A
  • BDRA
  • BQRA
Bulls Eye®

2.92 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm2.92 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-frequency Precision RF interconnects to 40 GHz

Features
  • Performance up to 40 GHz
  • Compression mount jack with 2-hole flange in various board thicknesses
  • 23 AWG solid dielectric low loss microwave cable with additional copper shielding
Series
V
  • 292-CA
  • 292-CM
  • RF23C
2.92 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

SMP Precision RF, 50 OhmSMP Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-frequency Precision RF interconnects to 40 GHz

Features
  • Optional bullet adaptors in two standard lengths
  • Performance up to 40 GHz
  • Compensates for misalignment in X and Y directions
  • RG 405 (.086" DIA) semi-flexible or 25 AWG rugged solid dielectric microwave cable termination
  • Interfaces for tight, more secure connections
  • Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
Series
V
  • SMP-CA
  • RF405
  • RF25S
  • SMP-B
  • SMP-EM
  • SMP-TH
SMP Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-Frequency 50 Ohm CablesHigh-Frequency 50 Ohm Cable Assemblies

High-performance, low loss microwave or hand-formable semi-flexible cables.

Features
  • Performance to 50 GHz (to 65 GHz in development) with high-performance precision interconnects
  • 23 or 25 AWG, solid dielectric microwave cables
  • Hand-formable, semi-flexible cables at .086" or .141" DIA
  • 28 AWG, flexible .047" DIA cable with U.FL compatible plug to 500 cycles (HMHF1)
  • Visit samtec.com/BullsEye for high-performance test array solutions
Series
V
  • RF402
  • RF405
  • RF047
  • RF23S
  • RF25S
  • RF23C
High-Frequency 50 Ohm Cables

3.50 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm3.50 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-frequency Precision RF interconnects to 34 GHz

Features
  • Performance to 34 GHz
  • End option on 23 AWG solid dielectric low loss microwave cable (RF23S)
  • Board level edge mount upon request
Series
V
  • RF23S
3.50 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

2.40 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm2.40 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-frequency Precision RF interconnects to 50 GHz

Features
  • Coming Soon. Contact RFTechnicalGroup@samtec.com for more details.
  • Performance up to 50 GHz
  • Available soon as a cable termination on RF23C Series
  • Board level interconnects in development
Series
V
2.40 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

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