Scalable One-piece Board-to-Board Connector Touts Design Flexibility
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 1:51pm
TE Connectivity introduced a sleek, one-piece compressive board-to-board connector that enables connecting to a gold-plated secondary board by compression of the contacts. This connector is scalable in a number of positions, height and pitch, to enhance design flexibility. The new compressive board-to-board connector, made of high temperature thermal plastic and copper alloy, includes dimples on the contact area and features preloaded contacts, which are protected from damage that can occur through accidental contact lifting. The 0.08-mm co-planarity over all solder tails further reduces solder paste thickness, allowing for greater accuracy and expanded applications. The products are packaged in embossed tape to allow for automatic pick and place operations, helping to reduce manufacturing costs and lead time. With a sleek design, scalability and optimization for automated production, this first-generation one-piece board-to-board connector connects the main PCB board with secondary PCB boards -- making it desirable for mobile devices, cameras, handheld GPS.