Characterization & Development Kits

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


SI Characterization Kits

Kit Name Description
AcceleRate® Flyover SI Characterization Kit (REF-203425-X.XX-XX)  

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

DCH Flyover SI Characterization Kit (REF-202013-X.XX-XX )  

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

ECUE Flyover SI Characterization Kit (REF-201830-XX)  

The ECUE Characterization 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.

ExaMAX® Backplane SI Characterization 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.

FQSFP SI Characterization Kit (REF-200471-X.XX-01)  

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

FQSFP-DD SI Characterization 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.

LP Array SI Characterization Kit (REF-200470-X.XX-X.XX-01)  

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

Z-Ray® Flyover SI Characterization Kit (REF-199665-01)  

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

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.

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

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.

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+ 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.

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®.

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

ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-ARMMBED-KIT)
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Samtec's Expansion Accessory Kit allows for continued growth and stacking of mbed-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-BEAGLEBONE-KIT)
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Samtec's Expansion Accessory Kit allows for continued growth and stacking of BeagleBone-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
(SBM-RASPBERRY-PI-KIT)
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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.

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