Samtec Kits and Boards

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


Component Kits

Kits and Boards Description
Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Sample Kit (SBM-ARDUINO-KIT)

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

ARMmbed Application Board Expansion Connector Sample Kit (SBM-ARMMBED-KIT)

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

BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Sample Kit (SBM-BEAGLEBONE-KIT)

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

Raspberry Pi 3 Expansion Connector Sample Kit (SBM-RASPBERRY-PI-KIT)

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

Development Kits

Kits and Boards Description
FireFly™ Test Kit (FIK-FIREFLY-XX)

Rated up to 28 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

FMC/FMC+ Cards

Kits and Boards Description
14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Development Kit (REF-193429-01)

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.

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®.

Production Cards and Modules

Kits and Boards Description
PCIe® Active Optical Cable Assembly Adaptor Card

PCI Express® Gen 2 Compliant Switch Adaptor Cards are designed to optimize performance for PCIe® over Fiber Applications enabling links up to 300 m in length.

PCIe® Active Optical Cable Assembly Adaptor Card
nMode™ Wireless Sensor Module (OSM Series)

Samtec’s production-ready nMode™ Wireless Sensor Module allows engineers to remotely sense and measure inertial, environmental and acoustical parameters.

nMODE wireless sensor module
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