Switches, Relays & Onboard
Samtec – One-piece interfaces provide high-performance and increased design flexibility (SCA Series)May 8 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
With the latest addition of the SCA Series, Samtec’s product line of one-piece interfaces provides high performance with increased design flexibility – ideal for almost any application, says the company.
The rugged products are available with screw-mount and other mechanical hold-down options for high shock and vibration applications, as well as optional alignment pins on both top and bottom for precise placement. The SCA Series high-density array is designed with spring-loaded pins for high cycle test environments and ease of mating and un-mating.
A reliable connection and the elimination of bent pins provide an interface with improved quality over elastomers and other pin and socket systems. Additionally, the robust interfaces reduce costs by requiring the handling and processing of only one component.
Micro 1mm pitch one-piece interfaces are available in a 1,65mm low-profile with up to 30 contacts on a single row (SEI Series). A choice of 3mm, 6mm and 10mm elevated stack heights are available on a 1mm pitch single- or double-row interface (FSI Series) with up to 100 total contacts.
The high-density SCA Series, integrated with Plastronics’ spring-loaded H-Pin contact, is designed for high cycle test and measurement applications. The 1mm pitch interface features a 3,6mm stack height and is available with up to 320 total spring-loaded contacts. A high-density one-piece array (GFZ Series) is available with up to 900 dual compression contacts on a 1,27mm pitch and a choice of 1,65mm or 3mm low-profile stack heights. This interface is seen as ideal for board stacking, module-to-board and LGA interfaces.
One-piece interfaces on a 2,54mm pitch are available in vertical or right-angle orientations for signal or power applications. The vertical interface (SIB Series) has a stack height of 3,81mm with up to 30 contacts and optional locking clips. Up to 15 contacts are available on the right angle interface (SIR1 Series). Additionally, Samtec offers a 1,27mm pitch interface (SIBF Series) with large 1mm contact deflection on 5, 10, 20 or 25 contacts and a 3mm stack height, says the company.More news from Samtec