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Samtec Introduces New VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ Loopback Cards

Solutions Provide Convenient Testing and Validation Platform for FPGA Carrier Cards

New Albany, IN: Samtec, a privately held $662MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, proudly announces the release of the two new VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ Loopback Cards. These new solutions provide FPGA designers easy to use loopback options for testing low-speed and high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or FPGA carrier card.

Samtec’s two new FMC+ loopback cards – the VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card and the VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card– each come in VITA 57.4-compliant form factors. The new FMC+ Loopback cards feature optimized SI performance via Samtec Final Inch® break-our region (BOR) PCB Trace Routing for the VITA 57.4 FMC+ connectors included in the cards.

The VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card includes one HSPC VITA 57.4 FMC+ Connector (Samtec P/N ASP-184330-01). It supports 24 high-speed multi-gigabit transeceivers operating at data rates up to 28 Gbps per channel.

The VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card includes one HSPC VITA 57.4 FMC+ Connector (Samtec P/N ASP-184330-01) and HSPCe VITA 57.4 FMC+ Connector (Samtec P/N ASP-186900-01). It supports up to 32 high-speed multi-gigabit transeceivers operating at data rates up to 28 Gbps per channel.

“Samtec’s new FMC+ Loopback cards make FPGA evaluation and development much easier,” said Matt Burns, Product Marketing Manager at Samtec, Inc. “Samtec’s tested and verified VITA 57.4-compliant solutions offer peace-of-mind and ease-of-use via readily available reference designs and technical documentation.”

For more information on the Samtec’s VITA 57.4 FMC+ Loopback cards, please download the VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card Product Brief, the VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card Product Brief, visit www.samtec.com/kits or e-mail our technical experts at KitsAndBoards@samtec.com.

About Samtec, Inc.: 
Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $662MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-Board and IC Packaging, High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 33 locations in 18 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.samtec.com.

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