Samtec to Demonstrate 28 Gbps FireFly(TM) with Anritsu MP1800A BERT at OFC 2015

High-quality Signals Generated by BERT to Highlight Link Performance of 12-channel 28 Gbps Product Family

RICHARDSON, Texas – Anritsu Company (OFC booth #1309) and Samtec, Inc. (OFC booth #1849) will be conducting optical transmission technology demonstrations in the Samtec booth during OFC 2015, to be held in Los Angeles, March 24-26. The demonstrations will use high-quality signals generated from the Anritsu MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer to highlight the link performance (up to 28 Gbps) of Samtec's new 12-channel, 28 Gbps FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™.

The superior signal integrity up to 32 Gbps of the MP1800A BERT enables Samtec to measure and optimize the FireFly 28 Gbps x4 and x12 product performance quickly, easily and accurately. The instrument's integrated Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) supports output of high-quality, low intrinsic jitter signals. The MP1800A also provides a built-in High Sensitivity Error Detector (ED) with best-in-class input sensitivity and fast Auto Adjust function.

Samtec's FireFly product family includes x4 bidirectional, and x12 unidirectional and bidirectional variants to cover data rates from 1 to 28 Gbps. FireFly features the smallest form factor in the industry, taking up 1.82 square centimeters of PCB space and only 7.40 mm tall with the cold plate heat sink. It connects to the board through a high-speed, state-of-the-art 0.50 mm pitch edge card connector along with a 0.80 mm compression connector/latching mechanism, which makes installation fast, easy and secure. FireFly modules can be placed next to the processor for greater signal integrity and can send signals outside the box up to 100 meters.

About Samtec

Samtec is an international supplier of interconnects, cable assemblies and design solutions. Products include high speed board level interconnects, high speed cable assemblies, optical systems, IC packaging and microelectronics expertise, the industry's largest variety of board-to-board interconnects, rugged and power systems, micro rugged interconnects and sealed products. Samtec provides full channel system support, streamlining and optimizing the signal path, from the IC to the board, any point in between and beyond. Phone: 1-800-SAMTEC-9 (800-726-8329),

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for RD, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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CONTACT: Anritsu Contact: Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing,, 972.761.4625; Agency Contact: Patrick Brightman, 3E Public Relations,, 973.263.5475; Samtec Contact: Kevin Burt,, 408.217.5143

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