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A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-26-2022 at 6:00 am

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

Let’s face it. Standards aren’t always exciting, and the process of ratifying new versions can be time-consuming and tedious. Regardless, we all know standards are the glue that bind many ecosystems and without them the technology world would be good measure more chaotic. Standards come in many versions, with various amounts… Read More


A MasterClass in Signal Path Design with Samtec’s Scott McMorrow

A MasterClass in Signal Path Design with Samtec’s Scott McMorrow
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-25-2022 at 10:00 am

Samtec Flyover Technology

We all know signal integrity and power integrity are becoming more important for advanced design. Like package engineering, the obscure and highly technical art of SI/PI optimization has taken center stage in the design process. And the folks who command expertise in these areas have become the rock stars of the design team. I … Read More


Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig

Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-03-2022 at 6:00 am

Keith Guetig

There’s a lot to be said for staying power. I’ve met many people in my career who simply resonate with a company – their products, culture, and direction. People like this build an organic knowledge of the company’s products and its customers. They contribute to a culture that helps enable great companies. Keith Guetig is one such… Read More


Webinar: The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC, From IP to Interconnect

Webinar: The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC, From IP to Interconnect
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-01-2021 at 8:00 am

The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC From IP to Interconnect

PCIe, or peripheral component interconnect express, is a very popular high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The width and speed the standard supports essentially defines the throughput for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.  The newest version, PCIe 6.0 promises to double the bandwidth that the… Read More


Samtec, Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles

Samtec, Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-20-2021 at 10:00 am

Samtec Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles

Everyone is talking about 5G deployment. The promises and the hype are finally turning into reality and products. While excitement is appropriate, victory is not yet in hand. There are still technical hurdles to conquer before the full potential of 5G is realized. In this post, I’ll explore one such challenge – the reliable use … Read More


Webinar: PICMG COM-HPC® – New Open Standard for High Performance Compute Modules

Webinar: PICMG COM-HPC® – New Open Standard for High Performance Compute Modules
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Webinar PICMG COM HPC® New Open Standard for High Performance Compute Modules

The subject of this webinar is focused on the new COM-HPC standard from PICMG, a nonprofit consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high performance telecommunications, military, industrial, and general-purpose embedded computing applications. A computer-on-module … Read More


Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021

Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-15-2021 at 6:00 am

Samtec Dominates DesignCon 2021

DesignCon has grown over the years to become a true system design show. The show’s tagline is WHERE THE CHIP MEETS TO BOARD. This is just the beginning. Besides the chip and the board there are all the challenges, opportunities, and options to get signals reliably propagated throughout the entire system. Power, signal integrity,… Read More


When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels, Getting There is Half the Fun

When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels, Getting There is Half the Fun
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-07-2021 at 10:00 am

When Implementing 112G PAM4 Channels Getting There is Half the Fun

The slogan in the title of this post originated with the cruise ship industry in the 1950s. The comment resonated then, and it continues to do so now. In a different context of course. Consider the substantial pressure for higher bandwidth channels. 5G has lit the fuse on a massive increase in wireless data volumes. IoT, autonomous… Read More


Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic

Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-10-2021 at 6:00 am

Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic

The Signal Integrity Journal recently held a half day Electronic Systems SI/PI Forum that included presentations from industry leaders covering key design topics for signal integrity and power integrity engineers. The event was sponsored by Cadence. The keynote for the event was presented by Istvan Novak, principal signal… Read More


Webinar: Samtec Teams with Otava and Avnet to Tame mmWave Design

Webinar: Samtec Teams with Otava and Avnet to Tame mmWave Design
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-05-2021 at 8:00 am

Webinar Samtec teams with Otava and Avnet to Tame mmWave Design

mmWave design has traditionally been a boutique technology used in satellite and defense applications. Lately that’s changing. It turns out the complex, high frequency capabilities of mmWave technology are a key enabler for the 5G wireless networks being deployed today. I discussed some of this backstory in a recent post aboutRead More