New ETUO Series Supports Mid-Board Optics in Rugged/Mil-Aero Applications

New Albany, IN: Samtec, a privately held $625MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, proudly announces the release of an extended temperature version of its FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly. The new ETUO series support temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C.

The ETUO series shares the core features of Samtec’s existing ECUO series FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly. Both are designed for flexibility and are interchangeable with the FireFly™ Copper Micro Flyover Cable Assembly using the same connector system. However the extended temperature range of ETUO makes it ideally suited for ruggedized applications.

FireFly™-Active-Optical-Micro-Flyover-Cable-AssemblyThe ETUO series is immediately available with 12-channel simplex or duplex configurations enabling 10.3125 Gbps data rates per channel (123.75 Gbps aggregate). Additional 4-channel simplex and duplex configurations with extended temperature are under development with a targeted Spring 2017 release.

Samtec tests the ETUO series to industry-standard ruggedized standards. All ETUO solutions provided demonstrated error-free transmission during MIL-STD-810G shock and vibration testing.

“Samtec’s new extended temperature FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly opens new markets and applications for mid-board optical systems, “ says Matt Burns, Technical Marketing Manager at Samtec. “FireFly™ can now be used in diverse applications such as commercial and military aviation, IFE, IR cameras and wireless backhaul instrumentation.”

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