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The Right Samtec Contact For Your Board-to-Board Interconnect System

One of Samtecs biggest selling product lines is standard pitch (2.54mm, 2mm 1.27mm) board-to-board interconnects.

Samtec has more ways to connect two or more boards than any other interconnect provider.

Toby Electronics Ltd recognises and understands this capability, offering designers more Samtec stock options as standard, than ever before.

Whether it is a high-cycle application, or high shock and vibration, or an interconnect that is going to see very little stress in its life, Samtec has it covered.

Here’s a very quick-reference to identify the right contact system for your application. Don’t forget for more information or any techy questions askjim@toby.co.uk.

HIGH RELIABILITY, HIGH CYCLE - SFC SFM TFM SERIES

The Tiger Eye™ contact system, designed for high reliability, high cycle applications. A multi-finger contact – with three or four contact points of heat treated beryllium copper. BeCu provides a strong combination of properties for high reliability interconnections.

 LOW PROFILE – BCS SSM CLT SERIES

Tiger Claw™ contact is a low-profile, dual-wipe, pass-through contact. Tiger Claw is available in 1.00, 1.27, 2.00, and 2.54 mm pitch socket strips. The profile of the SMT version is usually 2.29 mm (.090”). Tiger Claw is a pass-through contact, allowing designers to pass the mating terminal through the top or bottom of the socket, and to connect three (or more) boards together.

 HIGH RETENTION, COST EFFECTIVE – CES ESQ SSW SQT SERIES

Tiger Buy™ contact is popular as it’s a simple, high retention, cost-effective dual-wipe design. The long beams / extended insertion depth make it rugged. It is a big seller for Samtec because it’s one of the workhorses of our product line.

 RELIABLE, BEST COST – HLE TLE CLE SERIES

Tiger Beam™ is post-and-beam contact design. Being single beam, it is our most economical contact. But economical does not mean it’s unreliable; they are tested to 100 cycles. Tiger Beam is available in five pitches, and most contacts are gold-plated BeCu.

 

THAT’S NOT ALL

The contact systems discussed above are four of our more popular, pin-and-socket systems for basic board stacking. We have not even discussed most of Samtecs micro pitch interconnect systems, that’s for another day.

 

Contact sales@toby.co.uk for more information.