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Bridging The Gaps Between RF And High-Speed Digital Connector Technology

Guests Steve McGeary | Uploaded : 12/12/2023


The EEcosystem Podcast

Bridging The Gaps Between RF And High-Speed Digital Connector Technology

In today’s episode we have a conversation with Steve McGeary of Samtec. He talks about technology drivers that have caused the lines between HS Digital and RF/MW to blur. Over the past 5-10 years this has driven Samtec into the RF/MW connector technologies to meet the demands of increasingly complex systems design

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Transcript

								 Episode highlights

Introduction and technical background of Steve McGeary, RF Business Development and Product Management at Samtec.
Learn about internal engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the RF/MW division RF/MW
A busy RF/MW roadmap and custom capabilities and what’s driving it
Mil/Aero case study on a custom condensed connector project in a gang-block configuration and the solution in enabled
Definition of a gang block
What is Samtec highlighting at IMS specifically RF/MW technology
Traditional mil/aero drivers and the exponential growth in commercial market and the challenges it creates for engineers.
Steve discusses cross-pollination of HS Digital and RF teams inside and outside of Samtec
Identifying reliable sources of technical training and information to bridge the gap between the two disciplines.
Products to be displayed at the Samtec booth at IMS next week.