Electronic Design

Component Specifier: Connectors And Sockets


CONNECTORS
TYPE/Model Features P & A Source
ELASTOMERIC
Gold STAX
Gold STAX elastomeric connectors for board-to-board and LCD-to-board interconnections in portable and handheld devices; zero insertion force (ZIF); composed of alternating layers of conductive and non-conductive silicone rubber; solderless Starts at $0.01 each in 250,000-unit lots; four weeks Tyco Electronics Elastomeric Technologies
www.elastomerictech.com
(800) 989-7829
FPC/FFC
6238/6292 Series
Series of low-profile (1.1-mm), flexible pc (FPC)/flat flexible cable (FFC) connectors; 0.5-mm pitch; available with flip-lock (6238) or slide-type (6292) connections; both series offer right-angle ZIF connections; lead-free contacts Starts at $0.15 each in 10,000-unit lots; ten weeks AVX Corp.
www.avxcorp.com
(843) 448-9411
POWER
TPCM/TPCF Series
High-density power-to-board interconnect system on 2-mm pitch that can be used for elevated board stacking; four-row interconnects can carry 27 A at 80°C over four banks of four power pins each; board spacing can range from 10 to 20 mm Starts at $0.06 to $0.08 per mated line; three to five days Samtec Inc.
www.samtec.com
(800) 726-8329
POWER
PCS Series
Power connector series for board-board, board-cable, and cable-cable interconnections; low contact resistance to 0.0007 O; right-angle press-fit terminations; hot plug versions; safety shrouded options; screw terminations for field installation $2.80 per pair for three-contact unit in 1000-unit lots; stock to six weeks Positronic Industries
www.connect positronic.com
(800) 641-4054
MOBILE DEVICE
HandyLink
Connector system designed for mobile and handheld devices; 0.80-mm pitch; carries continuous current of 1.5 A, with the ability to carry up to 3 A; right-angle surface-mount receptacle, wire plug, and PCB plug versions; cradle connector for docking applications Starts at $0.70 in production quantities; four to 12 weeks Molex Inc.
www.molex.com
(630) 969-4550
BNC
Dual Mini BNC
Dual miniature BNC jacks for RF, video, and broadcast transmission; double stacked; 75 O; measure 23.7 by 8.6 by 24.1 mm; fully shielded; low-voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR); nickel plated; feature PCB board-lock mounting posts Starts at $8.24 each in 1000-unit lots; stock to ten weeks Bomar Interconnect Products
www.bomarinterconnect.com
(973) 347-4040
HAZARDOUS LOCATION
Star-Line EX Series
Series of electrical connectors for use in hazardous environments as defined by the National Electrical Code (article 505); provide safe interconnections to modular equipment; rated zone 1; eliminate hard wiring to terminal blocks enclosed in junction boxes Starts at $350 each; two to four weeks Amphenol Industrial Operations
www.amphenol-industrial.com
(800) 678-0141
SOCKETS
TYPE/Model Features P & A Source
ZIF
SG-BGA-6083/6084
Solderless ZIF sockets for 1.27-mm pitch BGAs; supports socketing of Motorola 480TBGA and CypressBL256 BGA-packaged ICs; systems can operate at full speed; aluminum compression screw provides compression; 6.5-GHz bandwidth interconnects; heatsinking capability up to 5 W $516.00 (6083) and $740.25 (6084) each in 100-unit lots; two to four weeks Ironwood Electronics
www.ironwoodelectronics.com
(800) 404-0204
TEST AND BURN-IN
CSP/MicroBGA
Test and burn-in socket for devices from 14 to 27 mm2 in applications under 1 GHz; pressure-mounted; works with chip scale packaging (CSP), microBGA, DSP, LGA, SRAM, DRAM, and Flash devices with a pitch of 0.5 mm and higher; spring-probe contact Starts at $130 each for a 100-ball package; two weeks Aries Electronics
www.arieselec.com
(908) 996-6841
HIGH-FREQUENCY TEST
RF Center Probe
RF center-probe socket with a floating guide plate and built-in hard stop; used on packages with a pitch of 0.5 mm and higher for devices up to 55 mm wide; handles speeds from 1 GHz to more than 10 GHz; pressure-mount compression spring probesn Starts at $1,464 each for a 2-GHz 256-lead package; six weeks Aries Electronics
www.arieselec.com
(908) 996-6841


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