Samtec, a manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, announces the release of the Direct Connect Horizontal (DCH) high-speed press-fit twinax cable assembly. This new solution expands the company’s Direct Connect Cable Systems targeted for cost-effective, high-performance flyover or co-planar, right angle and parallel board-to-board applications.
The DCH series features a high-retention, press-fit termination offering a direct connection to the PCB. The connectorless design eliminates the need for traditional board-level connectors and transition cards leading to simplified BOMS and reduced system costs.
The DCH series combines the company’s 30AWG ultra-low skew EyeSpeed twinax cable with stitched ground pins to offer improved signal integrity and optimized differential pair signal routing. Transmit and receive signals are easily isolated in either four-pair or eight-pair options. The DCH Flyover system has bandwidth well beyond 28 Gbps NRZ/ 56 Gbps PAM4, supporting IEEE CAUI-4, OIF VSR, PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 applications, among others.
The 2.00 mm pitch assembly and ultra-low 3 mm profile are ideally suited for tight quarters. The combination of varying cable lengths and multiple END 2 options provide design flexibility for new and existing board designs.
“The new DCH series provides a unique termination for Samtec high-speed, flyover cable assemblies,” said Keith Guetig, Director of Cable Product Development. “Our growing flyover cable assembly portfolio simplifies PCB design and limits signal degradation in high data rate applications.”