The term “interchangeable parts” became popular towards the mid to late 19th century. As the Industrial Revolution began in the United States, a man named Eli Whitney demonstrated this concept by disassembling and reassembling a pile of the exact same firearms in front of Congress. The idea rapidly caught on leading to weapons, farming equipment, machines etc. all using the same parts.
Fast-forward to our day; interchangeable parts contribute especially with computers. With the ability to swap components in and out through common connections, users have an endless array of possibilities. Recently, Samtec has expanded its use of the PC/104-Express systems in embedded designs. PC/104 allows for a rugged, compact, and durable system offering unlimited potential expansion.
Sounds good right? However, once mated, the individual boards became increasingly difficult to mate/unmate without damaging them. This lead to a decline in use of this valuable innovation. Due to the flexibility, power, and high industry standards of the PC/104-Express system, Samtec has pioneered a solution to the problem.
Offering ease of use with mating/unmating, JSOM Standoffs eliminate potential for damage to any board. JSOM uses a simple standoff set that can adapt to a variety of PC/104-Express systems. Mating and unmating becomes a quick, hassle-free process using just a hex wrench or Phillips screwdriver.
JSOM is available in 15.24mm heights for the following Q2 connectors:
While JSOM can be used as a traditional standoff as well, 22mm stack heights are currently in development. These can be used in standard PC/104-Express systems as well as boards requiring larger heat sinks.
For more information on JSOM Standoffs, visit the links below.
- Using Samtec’s new JSOM Spacer to Separate a PC/104 card from a SBC
- JSOM Spec Sheet
- JSOM Series Technical Specification Page