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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


Samtec Lets You Learn from Home with a Great Webinar Lineup

Samtec Lets You Learn from Home with a Great Webinar Lineup
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-20-2021 at 10:00 am

Samtec Lets You Learn from Home with a Great Webinar Lineup

Work from home (WFH) has become a normal occurrence this past year. “Do you work from home?”  “Of course, where else?” Samtec is taking the whole work from home thing up a notch with a new webinar lineup for 2021. Back by popular demand, they are launching a new series of educational webinars. Started last year, the gEEk SpEEk Webinar… Read More


Achieving 112Gbps PAM4 Channels with Achronix FPGAs and Samtec Interconnect

Achieving 112Gbps PAM4 Channels with Achronix FPGAs and Samtec Interconnect
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-19-2020 at 10:00 am

Achieving 112Gbps PAM4 Channels with Achronix FPGAs and Samtec Interconnect

They say that getting there is half the fun. On December 1, Achronix and Samtec will present a webinar on this topic in the context of high-performance front panel to midplane and midplane to backplane channel design. Technology, materials and system design will all be discussed with a focus on achieving 112Gbps PAM4 channels with… Read More


Samtec Delivers Ultra-High Density with Direct Connect™ to IC Package Technology

Samtec Delivers Ultra-High Density with Direct Connect™ to IC Package Technology
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-11-2020 at 6:00 am

Samtec Direct Connect to IC Package Technology

We all know the signal integrity and power integrity challenges of high-performance system design.  It used to be enough to design a robust chip. Now, the interaction between the chip, the substrate/package and the PCB all matter. If your design is 2.5D, as many are these days, the problems just gets worse. Chiplets are becoming… Read More


How Samtec Puts the Customer First

How Samtec Puts the Customer First
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-05-2020 at 10:00 am

Samtec SnapEDA

An exceptional customer experience starts before the sale. Successful companies realize it never ends. Dedicated post-sales support and a robust ecosystem for aftermarket product extensions are ingredients that tend to delight the customer. These comments are relevant in the consumer sector, but they apply to high tech as… Read More