Today’s electronics industry not only demands higher speeds in smaller form factors, but it also expects these demands to be met with interconnects that hold a reliable connection in any application.
Rugged contact systems, micro power interconnects and rugged signal integrity are collectively the foundation of Samtec’s micro rugged solutions designed to meet these demands.
The newly released Micro Rugged Application Design Guide explores these solutions in detail and introduces new products and product features for even greater design flexibility.
Micro Rugged Solutions
Rugged Signal Integrity
Current Edge Rate® interconnects provide rugged signal integrity performance to 28 Gbps, with new offerings in this product line opening the door to even more rugged solutions.
This includes metal latching for increased retention force to shielding for reduced EMI, solder locks for a more secure board connection and a wider variety of stack heights (7 to 18 mm).
Rugged Contact System
Tiger Eye™ is our most rugged contact system – a heat-treated BeCu contact rated to 1,000+ mating cycles with redundant points of contact for high reliability in rugged applications.
Featured in board-to-board, discrete wire and IDC cable systems, Tiger Eye™ is available in a variety of pitches with optional ruggedizing features.
A new 2.00 mm pitch Micro Power System is designed for use with Edge Rate® and other high-speed systems for power/signal applications up to 15 A per power pin.
With stack heights from 5 mm to 20 mm, Micro Power provides greater design flexibility as a two-piece system versus the traditional one-piece power/signal combinations.
Micro Rugged Custom Products
Did you know that over 20% of Samtec’s sales are express modification and engineered custom products? This includes a substantial percentage of our Micro Rugged product segment. And it’s all made possible by our willingness to help create a solution for any application challenge, and our capabilities to implement that solution.
We have flexible in-house manufacturing for quick-turn products, and dedicated Application Specific Product engineers and technicians who assist with full engineering, design and prototype support, as well as simulation and processing assistance.
Micro Rugged Support
All of Samtec’s rugged products are offered in conjunction with full engineering support, online tools and a service attitude that is unmatched in the connector industry. Check out our newly released Solutionator 2.0 to quickly build mated rugged connector sets online.
Choose from a wide variety of search parameters and filters, including creepage and clearance. Then immediately download models or open the Specs Kit for prints, catalog pages and more.
Samtec’s full line of Micro Rugged products includes:
- Micro and one-piece board-to-board systems
- High-density arrays with power modules
- Integral ground plane systems
- High-speed edge cards
- Micro discrete wire and IDC cable assemblies
- High power systems up to 60 A
- Sealed I/O cables that meet IP67 and IP68 requirements
For more information, visit samtec.com/rugged.