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Evaluation & Development Kits

Evaluation & Development Kits

From concept and prototype to development and production, Samtec-designed Evaluation and Development Kits featuring high-speed interconnect solutions simplify design and reduce time to market for hobbyists, tinkerers, start-ups and OEMs alike.


SI Evaluation Kits

Kit Name Description
50 GHz Bulls Eye® SI Evaluation Kit (REF-213497-01)  

SI test platform for evaluating BE40A 50 GHz, Bulls Eye® double row, high-performance test system.

50 GHz Bulls Eye®
AcceleRate® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit (REF-203425-X.XX-XX)  

The AcceleRate® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit routes eight high-precision differential pairs via ARF6 series mating connectors and twinax cable lengths and RF connector options.

flyover ref203425
DCH Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit (REF-202013-X.XX-XX)  

The DCH Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit routes four high-precision differential pairs via user-selected twinax cable lengths and RF connector options.

dch flyover
ECUE Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit (REF-201830-XX)  

The ECUE Evaluation Kit routes eight high-precision differential pairs via UEC5-2/UCC8 series mating connectors and user-selected twinax cable lengths and 2.4mm RF connectors.

ecue kit
ExaMAX® Backplane SI Evaluation Kits (REF-205463-01)
ExaMAX® SI Backplane (REF-200839-01)
ExaMAX® SI Linecard (REF-200840-01)
 

This SI test platform routes eight, high-precision differential pairs over a backplane using ExaMAX® connectors in a 4x10 configuration. It supports configurable backplane trace lengths via user-selected paddleboard placement.

examax board
ExaMAX® Backplane Cable SI Evaluation Kit
(REF-211825-XX)
 

SI test platform for evaluating ExaMAX® backplane cable assemblies.

examax cable
28 Gbps FireFly Evaluation Kit (REF-209623-01)
 

Test platform for real-time evaluation of copper or optical FireFly Micro Flyover System at 28 Gbps.

28Gbps FireFly
FQSFP SI Evaluation Kit
(REF-200471-X.XX-01)
(REF-205303-X.XX-XX)
 

SI test platforms for characterizing FQSFP Series Twinax Cable Assemblies with various End 2 options.

ref 202303 board
FQSFP-DD SI Evaluation Kits
(REF-203424-X.XX-XX)
(REF-203423-X.XX-XX)
 

SI test platforms for characterizing FQSFP-DD Series Twinax Cable Assemblies with various End 2 options.

flyover ref203424
HSEC6-DV SI Evaluation Kit
(REF-213543-X.XX-XX)
 

SI test platform for evaluating 0.60 mm Edge Rate® vertical high-speed edge card connectors.

HSEC6-DV SI Evaluation Kit
HSEC8-DP SI Evaluation Kit
(REF-210637-X.XX-XX)
 

SI test platform for evaluating 0.80 mm pitch Edge Rate® differential pair high-speed edge card connectors.

HSEC8-DP SI Evaluation Kit (REF-210637-X.XX-XX)
LP Array SI Evaluation Kit (REF-200470-X.XX-X.XX-01)  

The LP Array SI Evaluation Kit routes twenty high-precision differential pairs in an LPAM / LPAF Series mated connector pair with user-selected stack heights and RF connector options.

lp array kit
Z-Ray® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit (REF-199665-01)  

The Z-Ray® Flyover® SI Evaluation Kit routes multiple high-precision differential pairs via user-defined ZRDP Series cable assembly lengths and ZCI Series interposers.

zray flyover

FPGA/Optics Development Kits

Kit Name Description
FireFly™ Test Kit (FIK-FIREFLY-XX)  

Rated up to 25 Gbps, this kit allows the designer real-time evaluation of an actively running copper or optical FireFly™ system in their lab, with their inputs, via Samtec's Bulls Eye® system.

FireFly™ Test Kit
VCU110 ExaMAX® Loopback Card (REF-200748-01)  

The VCU110 ExaMAX® Loopback Card routes 8 GTY MGTs from the Xilinx® Virtex® UltraScale™ FPGA through the ExaMAX® mated connector pair and back to the FPGA.

FireFly™ Test Kit
14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Development Kit (REF-193429-01) Buy Now

Samtec's 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Module is VITA 57.1 compliant and provides up to 140 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over 10 channels from an FPGA to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable.

firefly fmcr
25/28 Gbps FireFly™ FMC+ Development Kit (REF-200772-XXX-XX-01) Buy Now

Samtec's 25/28 Gbps FireFlyTM FMC+ Module is VITA 57.4 compliant and provides up to 400/448 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over up to 16 channels from an FPGA to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable.

ecuo sink kit
FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card (REF-197618-01) Buy Now

Samtec's VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card provides FPGA designers an easy to use loopback option for testing low-speed and high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or FPGA carrier card.

fmc board
FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card (REF-197693-01) Buy Now

Samtec's VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card provides an easy to use loopback option for testing low and high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or carrier card and, is an ideal substitute for 28 Gbps test equipment.

searay board
FMC+ Extender Card (REF-212564-01) Buy Now

Samtec’s VITA 57.4 FMC+ Extender Card increases board-to-board spacing on any FPGA development board or carrier card.

vcu118
VCU118 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card (REF-194194-01)  

This loopback mezzanine card was based on an elongated version of the VITA 57.4 single width mezzanine card, designed for use with the Xilinx® UltraScale+ VCU118 Development board and is included in the VCU118 Development Kit available from Xilinx®.

vcu118

PCIE Extender Cards

Kit Name Description
PCIe®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Card (PCOA)  

Samtec's PCIe®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Cards enable long distance PCIe® Gen 3 interfaces in computer-to-computer and computer-to-end point applications while supporting transparent and non-transparent bridge links.

PCIe®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Card

Component Kits

Kit Name Description
Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-ARDUINO-KIT)
Buy Kit

Samtec's Expansion Accessory Kit allows for continued growth and stacking of Arduino-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

maker kit arduino
ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-ARMMBED-KIT)
Buy Kit

Samtec's Expansion Accessory Kit allows for continued growth and stacking of mbed-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

maker kit arm mbed
Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-RASPBERRY-PI-KIT)
Buy Kit

Samtec's Expansion Accessory Kit allows for continued growth and stacking of Raspberry Pi-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and shrouded terminals.

makerkit raspberry pi
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