Wire-to-board connectors have been around for decades. They evolved as a solution for easier manufacturing in modern electronics versus legacy terminations such as soldering wires directly to the board.
Standard .100” (2.54mm) pitch wire-to-board socket and headers can be found in many industrial and transportation applications for both signaling and power. The PC revolution on the 1980s and 1990s pioneered IDC systems linking hard drives, power suppliers and other I/O devices directly to the PC Motherboard.
As electronics devices have gotten smaller and denser, a new generation of micro discrete wire systems has emerged. Smaller pitches, specialized wires and ruggedized connector features support high-reliability and high-cycle applications.
While the number of small pitch wire-to-board connector systems and discrete wire options abound, Samtec micro discrete wire solutions support sub-2.00mm pitches and small AWG wires found in many compact devices. Samtec also offers a broad selection of bodies, contacts and terminals available with:
- Rugged latching
- High-reliability Tiger Eye™ or individually shrouded contact systems
- Standard and high-power versions
The new Micro Discrete Wire Application Design Guide fully explains Samtec’s discrete wire capabilities. It discusses the benefits of ruggedized cables for high temperature and high cycle applications while presenting tooling solutions (hand crimpers and mini-applicators) for customized assemblies.
Key solutions featured in the Micro Discrete Wire Application Design Guide include:
- Advanced Interconnect Design
- Micro Discrete Wire: Custom Solutions
- 0.80mm Pitch Tiger Eye™ Discrete Wire
- 1.00mm Pitch Socket Discrete Wire
- .050″ Pitch Tiger Eye™ Discrete Wire Assemblies
- 2.00mm Pitch Tiger Eye™ Discrete Wire
Please send inquiries of pricing, support and technical detail on any Samtec Micro Discrete Wire capabilities to firstname.lastname@example.org.