The 3 row design provides a smaller PCB footprint saving real estate on the PCB. The compact cable version saves space within the equipment.
According to Product Manager, Graham Cunningham, by eliminating the lead time problems often associated with special “made to order” products and enabling a cost saving over special design products, “These new standard 3-row Datamate connectors are well suited for use in many markets, including Industrial, Medical and in particular the Aerospace & Military market where “Commercial off the Shelf” (COTS) products are preferred to bespoke designs for cost and lead time reasons.”
A high density connector system, 3-row Datamate connectors feature up to 96 high performance signal contacts in standard sizes of 18, 27, 36, 54, 60 and 96 signal contacts arranged in 3 rows. Designed for mating with 22 AWG and 24 – 28 AWG wire sizes, the devices are available with vertical or horizontal PCB tails.