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Date: 23-03-17

COBO adopts Samtec’s FireFly Power/Control connector for optical modules

Samtec has announced that the Consortium for On Board Optics (COBO) has adopted a two-piece surface mount connector system based on Samtec’s FireFly Micro Flyover System for the next generation of standardized on-board optical modules.

In data center and HPC applications, as part of the new miniature footprint, the Power/Control connector from Samtec reduces the size of on-board optical modules while increasing port density.

The Samtec connector was also selected as the proposal for the Power/Control connector for all low speed signals on x8 and x16 lane full-duplex options of the COBO modules. Ruggedness in the on-board optical modules is enhanced by the built-in positive latching capabilities of the new connector.

"It's an honor for Samtec to be selected as a part of COBO's next generation of standard on-board optical solutions," said Jignesh Shah, Sr. Product Architect at Samtec, Inc. "The FireFly Micro Flyover System exemplify Samtec as a technology leader in high-speed interconnect and on-board optical module design."

Samtec will present additional details around their COBO contributions during OFC  2017.

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