Subminiature Connectors come in antistatic versions.
January 12, 2009 -
Available in single-row models with 6, 9, 10, 12, or 14 pins and 2-row versions with 50 or 54 pins, 0.8 mm pitch MicroStac® SMT Board-to-Board Connectors feature tilt-proof contact principle with dual side positioning of contact on PCB. Depending on connector version, board-to-board height ranges from 3.0 mm to between 5-6.5 mm. With ambient temperature of 20°C and current feed to all contacts, MicroStac 50-pin connector can transfer 1.6 A per contact.
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ERNI Electronics, Inc.
3005 E. Boundary Terrace
Midlothian, VA, 23112
ERNI Electronics Expands MicroStac® Family to Include Single and Two-Row Versions Equipped with 6 to 54 Pins
0.8mm pitch subminiature connectors provide high current-carrying capacity and
are now available in antistatic versions for use in medical applications
ADELBERG, GERMANY - January 7, 2009 - ERNI Electronics has expanded its 0.8mm MicroStac® SMT connector series to include a 10- (single row) and 54-pin (dual row) version. The MicroStac advantage is based on a patented hermaphroditic design, a special design requiring only one part number which enables reduced logistic and inventory costs for board-to-board applications. The powerful combination of the MicroStac's miniature construction and its innovative design makes it ideal for extremely compact and demanding applications. Furthermore, the scope of applications is very broad, ranging from sensor technology, medical instruments and mobile communication to automotive electronics, automation engineering, measurement technology, test equipment and building automation. For medical applications, new antistatic versions are now available upon request.
The SMT construction and unique design of the MicroStac allow for economical and automatic assembly. The stability of the miniature connector is facilitated through a tilt-proof contact principle with dual side positioning of the contact on the PCB. In addition, with its corresponding features of minimal weight (just 0.18g for the 6-pin design), 100% SMT co-planarity of < 0.1mm and suction areas integrated in the insulating body for pick-and-place assembly, the MicroStac is perfectly suited for high-speed manufacturing requirements.
In spite of their extremely compact construction, MicroStac products can achieve a high current-carrying capacity. The contact is formed through precision stamping, a process which offers the most reliable form of contact possible. As a result, the contacts offer an extensive cross-section for low ohmic resistance, while at the same time providing a large radiating surface that yields higher power carrying capabilities than similar competitors' products. With an ambient temperature of 20°C and current feed to all contacts, the MicroStac 50-pin connector can transfer 1.6A per contact (in acc. with IEC 60512, test 5b). In summary, the 50-pin MicroStac can safely and reliably carry 80A inside a very small footprint.
Within the MicroStac connector family, new versions are now available with 6, 9, 10, 12, and 14 pins (all single-row), and 50 and 54 pins (both two-row). Depending on the connector version, the board-to-board height ranges from 3.0 mm to between 5 mm-6.5 mm. Despite the subminiature design, the MicroStac is designed to be used in multiple mated pairs between two boards. Subsequently, when using the MicroStac, there is no need to fear 'negative tolerance stack up'. The permissible center offset, when connected, is +/- 0.7 mm in the longitudinal direction and +/-0.5 mm in the transversal direction. The permissible angular offset is +/-4 degrees.
MicroStac connectors feature a high temperature-resistant insulating body (PA46), and 100% SMT coplanarity to ensure a secure soldering experience. The black isolating body allows simple visual recognition during automatic assembly and, when delivered in the antistatic packaging, the connectors are protected and ready for automatic assembly.
ERNI Electronics' MicroStac connectors are available immediately and pricing varies by pin count and volume. For additional information, visit www.erni.com/mstac.
About ERNI Electronics
ERNI Electronics is a leading global manufacturer and worldwide supplier of a broad line of interconnects for the telecommunications, data communications, computer, industrial and medical markets. ERNI has manufacturing operations in Europe as well as sales offices in over 40 countries. ERNI products are also marketed via a worldwide network of representatives and leading distributors. Further information is available at www.erni.com.
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