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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

The Farmer’s Almanac for the Connected Farm.
Apr 16, 2021

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It is time to get out the Old Farmers Almanac and check on the planting schedule as you plan out your garden.  If you are unfamiliar with a Farmers Almanac, it is a publication containing weather forecasts, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles for […]

Gut-Feel Engineering
Apr 13, 2021

The human brain is very good at understanding the world around us.  An everyday example can be found when driving a car.  An experienced driver will be able to judge how large their car is, and how close they can approach an obstacle.  The driver does not need to think about or analyze the situation.  […]

New Products, Technologies At electronica China
Apr 8, 2021

We all know the widespread havoc that Covid-19 wreaked in 2020. While the electronics industry in general, and connectors in particular, took an initial hit, the industry rebounded in the second half of 2020 and is rolling into 2021. Travel came to an almost stand-still in 2020, and the industry was quick to respond by […]

Explore Precision RF Web Restructure
Apr 7, 2021

Home renovation, DIY, and organizing television shows hinge on the ‘Before and After’ that continues to bring us back all season long. From the glamourous to the more streamlined changes, each reveal is different but the bigger the change, the better the reveal. With an expanding line of Precision RF products, we recently completed a […]

Silver Creek Dragons Foundation, Samtec Cares Partner to Deliver PCs to Community
Apr 7, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, associates in New Albany probably noticed a wall of PCs and related equipment in the MIS Help-Desk area, and then later in the Break Room. If you were in either room, it was difficult to not see them. Their presence raised a lot of questions, including why are they here, and […]

Here are the March 2021 Web Updates to
Apr 6, 2021

In March, we rolled out some exciting upgrades to, including adding part numbers in bulk more easily, a major improvement to our keyword search, an easier way to find packaging alternatives, and a few new pieces of content. Here are the major updates to for March 2021. An Easier Way to Find Different […]

New High Speed Connector System: 56 Gbps PAM4 SI Evaluation Demonstration
Apr 1, 2021

Here’s a live product demonstration of a new high speed connector system which achieves excellent SI results while running at 56 Gbps PAM4. Jean-Remy Bonnefoy, Systems Engineer at Samtec, explains how Samtec partnered with Credo for this active product demonstration. Credo’s mixed signal 56 Gbps PAM4 Bald Eagle 2 silicon generates two bi-directional channels of QPRBS-31 […]

Samtec Flyover® Technology Lowers HFT Latency
Mar 31, 2021

“Greed is good!” – Gordon Gecko “Bulls. Bears. People from Connecticut.” – Jerry Seinfeld “Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered.” – Wall Street adage popularized by Jim Cramer Ask anyone about the stock market, and they likely have an opinion as different as these three quotes. Yet, most individual’s retirement plan, pension […]

Chalk Talks Featuring Samtec

Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling
Feb 1, 2021
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.
Sponsored by Samtec
PCI Express: An Interconnect Perspective
Jan 26, 2021
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.
Sponsored by Samtec
Microwave/Millimeter Cable Assemblies and Interconnects
Jan 19, 2021
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.
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec
High-Performance Test to 70 GHz
Jan 12, 2021
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.
Sponsored by Samtec
Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips
Apr 21, 2020
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.
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec
Evaluation and Development Kits
Mar 27, 2020
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.
Sponsored by Samtec
0 to 112 (Gbps PAM4) in 5 Seconds
Mar 18, 2020
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.
Sponsored by Samtec
Avnet and Samtec Enable System-Level Exploration with new RFSoC Kit
Sep 9, 2019
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.
Sponsored by Samtec and Avnet