The semi-circle design maximizes space when stacking circular printed circuit boards and features an integrated keying/polarization feature. The lightweight, low profile FR-4 insulator can be easily transitioned to a molded design to further reduce costs in production volumes.
SMT Perimeter Connectors Reduce Board Space
Fri, 10/29/2010 - 6:24am
A line of customized surface mount connectors from Advanced Interconnections reduces board space by utilizing the perimeter of circular and other odd-shaped PC boards. To support prototypes and small volume runs, Advanced can provide an affordable design and rough sample for electrical and mechanical testing, typically in less than five days. SMT Perimeter Connectors are created from easily customized FR-4 insulators on in-house driller/routing machines and incorporate high quality screw-machined, solder ball terminals (available down to 0.5 mm pitch) on both the male header and the mating female connector (socket). Vertical integration including precision CNC machining and hundreds of existing screw-machined terminal designs eliminate the need for expensive tooling and set-up costs, such as stamping dies making customized solutions affordable, even in low volumes as projects ramp-up.