EDAC announces the industry's broadest range of card edge connectors
Published: 17 February 2015 - 10:25 - Marianne Evans
Connector specialist group EDAC has enhanced its already extensive range of card edge connectors to include 8,000 standard styles and 435,000 customised variations in what is today the broadest range of card edge connectors available in the industry.
EDAC cardEDGE+ connectors offer a choice of 2 to 188 contacts in single and dual rows, with contact spacing spanning 1.27mm through to 5.08mm. Version are available with or without card guides. cardEDGE+ connectors tolerate operating temperatures from -65oC to 105 oC and require an insertion force of only16oz (4.45N), which ensures high contact reliability and connection retention. Contact resistance is as low as 10mO.
The EDAC cardEDGE+ connector range also offers specialised contact options, including PCB through-hole, wirewrap, solder eyelet and extender board tail - and to meet customer-specific interconnect design requirements - and includes devices with extra row spacing, multiple PCB footprints, polarising options, extra mountings, additional high temperature insulators, multiple insulator colour and dimension options and extra contact plating.
According to Alex Grout - who took over as EDAC's European managing director last April - the EDAC cardEDGE+ and cardEDGE+ Press Fit products enable electronics designersto include more options in an interconnect model tailored for specific interconnect requirements: 'cardEDGE+ products are priced to enable designers to affordably include the differentiating features they need in space constrained power supplies, storage devices, navigational equipment, industrial controls and medical equipment,' concluded Grout.