TTI offers Molex’s Picoflex ribbon connectors
Designed for high-density power and signal applications, Molex Picoflex ribbon connectors save space in high-vibration and shock environments. They are now available from TTI.
The Picoflex connectors are suitable for automotive, industrial and consumer applications, where reliable operation is needed. The new series also offers reverse footprint SMT headers.
Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits diverse wire-to-board applications, says TTI, and also mates with industry-standard 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable. They are available in four to 26 circuits.
Suitable applications include vehicle infotainment systems, telecommunications equipment, industrial power supplies, solar converters and inverters, portable heart monitors, and office equipment.
Molex has now expanded the Picoflex family to include reverse-footprint SMT headers, with and without latches, which provide a cost-effective alternative second-source system with no necessity for expensive board re-design, says the company.
Molex Picoflex connectors save space, with a mated height of only 6.40mm in vertical mating configurations. This is 15 per cent less than traditional 1.27mm connector systems. The robust single piece upper housing also provides cable retention and is suitable for space-constrained applications. The high-reliability contact has a four-point interface with the cable and two points of contact between the header and the receptacle. The Molex Picoflex connector range also offers a high level of polarisation to both the PCB and between the female connector and header.
Multiple series of Picoflex connectors are available, including: through hole, high-temperature, right-angle header; surface mount technology (SMT) latched header with positive-latch feature giving 50 per cent extra retention; SMT low-profile header creating a double-sided board effect with single-sided SMT process for easier assembly and vertical through-hole header manufactured in high-temperature nylon 4/6 for IR compatibility.
The Picoflex Reverse Footprint SMT headers include the reverse footprint, vertical header 93405 Series, the 93407 Series reverse footprint vertical SMT latched header and the 90327 Series low profile, IDT connector.