PCI Express® is an I/O interconnect bus standard (which includes a protocol and a layered architecture) that expands on and doubles the data transfer rates of original PCI. PCI Express® is a two-way, serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lanes, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI that routes data at a set rate.
Samtec offers both connector and cable solutions that meet PCI Express® electrical and mechanical specifications.
- High-speed edge card sockets support one, four, eight and sixteen PCI Express® links and mate with PCI Express® cable assemblies.
- PCI Express®-Over-FireFly™ copper and optical cable assemblies for low latency, power savings and guaranteed transmission; optical adaptor card available with PCIe® x16 edge card connector.
For increased design flexibility, additional solutions are available that meet PCI Express® electrical specifications with potential cost savings, including mezzanine board-to-board solutions and signal/power routing flexibility.
For more information, view the PCI Express® Interconnect Solutions brochure.