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Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service. For more information, please visit

Samtec Blog – Latest Posts

Surfing and 5G: Overcoming New Challenges

As a Southern California native, learning to surf is a must. Traveling elsewhere and telling people you’re from California without experiencing surfing is somewhat a surprise to most people. So, I have decided to take up surfing. It takes more practice than most people think. I personally love being in the ocean, so learning to […]

Jun 14, 2021
Try the New Videos Experience on

Samtec has hundreds of videos that span across everything from products, to demos, to presentations, branding, and more. We rebuilt our video search to be more lightweight, and also added a huge new feature. Previous to this update, all of the videos opened in a modal pop-up window, which prevented users from easily sharing videos, […]

Jun 8, 2021
New High Speed Connector System Performs At 112 Gbps PAM4

System architects and design engineers are interested in bleeding-edge performance. In this new 112 Gbps PAM4 product demonstration, Samtec marries the SI Evaluation Kit for the new AcceleRate® HP high speed connector system with Alphawave’s AlphaCORE 112 Gbps PAM4 Long Reach Multi-Standard SERDES. The test set-up emulates the real-world by routing differential pairs from the […]

Jun 7, 2021
A Rover from Down Under

When you think of Martian or Lunar Rovers, the land Down Under may not be at the top of the list. We think of NASA, Blue Origin, or SpaceX. If you dig just a little you will find that Universities around the world compete in annual competitions to showcase rovers they design for simulated space […]

Jun 7, 2021
Here are the May 2021 Web Updates to

In May, we rolled out a few new content pages, a new video search experience along with hundreds of new standalone video pages, and a brand new application to search through our flexible stacking products. Here are the major web updates for this month. New Video Search Experience Samtec has hundreds of videos that span […]

Jun 4, 2021
IMS 2021: New Technologies, New Products

Samtec is proud to participate in IMS 2021, both in-person at the Georgia World Congress Center in booth 1241 on June 8 and 9, 2021, and virtually June 20-25. At IMS 2021, Samtec will present: Our newest Precision RF – Microwave/Millimeter Wave products A live demonstration of Otava bleeding-edge beamformer technology. This is in partnership […]

Jun 3, 2021
New Cutting-Edge, 112 Gbps PAM4 Connector Solutions At OFC 2021

OFC 2021 is a virtual event, where 100+ exhibitors showcase solutions in network equipment and software, active and passive components, test and manufacturing equipment, data center/IT products, cable and fibre. Attendees can interact one-on-one with exhibitors to learn about new products, discover new technologies, obtain product information and watch demos. The Technical Conference is June 6-11, 2021, […]

Jun 1, 2021
New Micro Power Connectors: Cable Assembly and Board-to-Board Systems

Mountain Dew to Diet Mountain Dew. M&M’s to Peanut M&M’s. Clorox Bleach to Clorox Wipes. Coors to Coors Light. These are a few well-known and successful brand extensions in the consumer product world. I would like to think that the new connector brand extension I’m going to tell you about will also become a well-known global household […]

May 28, 2021

Chalk Talks Featuring Samtec

Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling
Sponsored by Samtec
For truly high-performance systems, liquid immersion cooling is often the best solution. But, jumping into immersion cooling requires careful consideration of elements such as connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff of Samtec about connector solutions for immersion-cooled applications.
Click here for more information about Samtec immersion cooling solutions
Feb 1, 2021
PCI Express: An Interconnect Perspective
Sponsored by Samtec
New advances in PCIe demand new connectors, and the challenge of maintaining signal integrity has only gotten tougher. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about why PCIe isn’t just for PCs, what PCIe over fiber looks like, and how Samtec’s team of signal integrity experts can help with your next PCIe design.
Jan 26, 2021
Microwave/Millimeter Cable Assemblies and Interconnects
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec
Cabling and connectors for RF design are critical to performance. And, in the world of microwave and millimeter-wave design, choosing the right interconnect for your frequency band is key to signal integrity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about what you need to know to choose the right interconnect solution for your next RF design.
Click here for more information about Samtec Precision RF Connectors & Cable Assemblies
Jan 19, 2021
High-Performance Test to 70 GHz
Sponsored by Samtec
Today’s high-speed serial interfaces with PAM4 present serious challenges when it comes to test. Eval boards can end up huge, and signal integrity of the test point system is always a concern. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the Bullseye test point system, which can maintain signal integrity up to 70 GHz with a compact test point footprint.
Click here for more information about Samtec’s Bulls Eye® Test System
Jan 12, 2021
Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec
Embedded applications are putting huge new demands on small connectors. Size, weight, and power constraints are combining with new signal integrity challenges due to high-speed interfaces and high-density connections, putting a crunch on connectors for embedded design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the new generation of high-performance connectors for embedded design.
Apr 21, 2020
Evaluation and Development Kits
Sponsored by Samtec
With signal integrity becoming increasingly challenging in today’s designs, interconnect is taking on a key role. In order to see how a particular interconnect solution will perform in our design, we really need hands-on evaluation of the technology. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about evaluation and development kits for high-speed interconnect solutions.
Mar 27, 2020
0 to 112 (Gbps PAM4) in 5 Seconds
Sponsored by Samtec
With serial connections hitting 112Gbps, we can’t mess around with our interconnect. We need engineered solutions that will keep those eyes open and deliver the signal integrity we need in our high-speed designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Matt Burns of Samtec about the interconnect options for speeds up to 112Gbs, and Samtec’s Flyover interconnect technology.
Mar 18, 2020
Avnet and Samtec Enable System-Level Exploration with new RFSoC Kit
Sponsored by Samtec and Avnet
5G infrastructure presents daunting challenges on the RF front. We want to put the processing as close as possible to the antenna, and the standards are evolving so fast that programmability is a must. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matt Brown from Avnet and Matt Burns from Samtec about the Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit, which brings the power and flexibility of an FPGA-based RF front end to your lab bench.
Sep 9, 2019