A better way to make fiber optic connections
Connector system supplier Samtec said it is seeing a lot of interest in fiber optic connections as a means of eliminating signal delays in high-circuitry and as a way to thwart interference from EMI. At Xponential, Semtec showed its Firefly Micro Flyover System good to 28 Gbps. It is said to be the first interconnect system with the flexibility of using micro footprint optical and copper interconnects interchangeably in the same connector system. The FireFly system enables chip-to-chip, board-to-board, on-board and system-to-system connectivity.