SAMTEC has announced the signing of a licensing agreement between Tyco Electronics and Samtec Inc.
This agreement will establish Tyco Electronics as a second source supplier to Samtec's Q-Series by selling and/or manufacturing of these products.
Second sourcing is a main building block, as well as an important safety feature to all designs.
In 2000, Samtec introduced the Q-Series to the market to meet an industry need for a high speed interconnection system with controlled impedance for enhanced signal integrity.
This connector system is designed to minimise crosstalk and optimise capacitance and inductance.
Samtec's Q-Strip interconnects are rated at up to 2.33GHz while the Q-Pairs interconnects are rated at up to 10GHz.
The Q-Series is available in 0.5mm, 0.635mm and 0.8mm pitches and offers stacker heights from 5mm to 30mm. Customers can choose among single ended (Q-Strip), differentially paired (Q-Pairs) and/or a combination of both (partitioned pairs) pin configurations.
Samtec also offers these products with standard right angle, edge mount and vertical SMT termination options.