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 evaluation 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 70 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

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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™.

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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.

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DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS

Bulls Eye® 50 GHz Test Point Evaluation 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
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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
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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
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Families

Bulls Eye®Bulls Eye® RF High-Performance Test to 70 GHz

The high-density array designs and advanced cabling solutions within Samtec’s Bulls Eye® product family enable optimized performance, now to 70 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 assemblies (70 GHz in development)
  • Enables smaller evolution boards and shorter trace lengths
  • Compression interface to the board for easy on/off and eliminate soldering costs
  • Microstrip or stripline PCB transmission types
  • Assembly options: Dual Row (BE70A, BE40A, BDRA) or Quad Row (BQRA)
  • Test boards available for performance verification
  • RF Technical Group: dedicated RF engineers provide personal support for meeting specific RF challenges
Series
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  • BE70A
  • BE40A
  • BDRA
  • BQRA
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Precision RF Cable Connectors, 50 OhmPrecision RF Cable Connectors, 50 Ohm

PRF Series, Precision RF cable connectors from 18 GHz to 110 GHz

Features
  • High-frequency bands from 18 GHz to 110 GHz
  • Includes: 1.0 mm, SMPM, 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm, SMP, SSMA, 2.92 mm, 3.50 mm, N Type, TNC, SMA
  • 2.92 mm cross-mateable to other industry standards (SMA)
  • 2.40 mm and 1.85 mm are intermateable
  • 1.0 mm to 110 GHz
  • Custom solutions available, contact Samtec's RF Technical Group
Series
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  • PRFM0
  • PRF18
  • PRF24
  • PRF10
  • PRF29
  • PRF00
  • PRF35
  • PRFS1
  • PRF01
  • PRF06
  • PRF05
Precision RF Cable Connectors, 50 Ohm

SMPM Precision RF, 50 OhmSMPM Precision RF, 50 Ohm

High-frequency Precision RF interconnects to 65 GHz

Features
  • Miniature push-on connectors; 30% smaller than SMP
  • Bullet adaptors for board-to-board blind mate applications
  • Low VSWR
  • Full detent and smooth bore
  • Straight, right-angle and edge mount
  • .047, .086 and MWC-2350CU-01 low-loss microwave cable assemblies
  • Individual cable components available. Contact RF Technical Group.
Series
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  • SMPM-EM
  • PRFM0
SMPM 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
  • Performance up to 50 GHz
  • Available on RF23C and RF086 Series
  • Board level interconnects in development
  • Individual cable components available. Contact RF Technical Group.
Series
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  • RF23C
2.40 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
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  • SMP-CA
  • RF405
  • RF25S
  • SMP-B
  • SMP-EM
  • SMP-TH
SMP Precision RF, 50 Ohm

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
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  • 292-CA
  • 292-CM
  • RF23C
2.92 mm Precision RF, 50 Ohm

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
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  • RF23S
3.50 mm 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 70 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
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  • RF086
  • RF402
  • RF405
  • RF047
  • RF047-2
  • RF23S
  • RF25S
  • RF23C
High-Frequency 50 Ohm Cables

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