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Samtec débuts compact mPOWER connector series

30 April 2019 Interconnection

Samtec’s new mPOWER connectors offer enhanced space savings and design flexibility. This 2,00 mm pitch system (UMPT/UMPS) can pass 21 A per blade while freeing up the board for other components or minimising package size.

mPOWER can be used as a standalone high-power solution, or alongside one of Samtec’s high-speed connector systems for a two-piece power and signal/ground solution. Compatible Samtec high-speed systems include: AcceleRate HD, Edge Rate, SEARAY, SEARAY 0,80 mm, LP Array, Q Strip, Q2, Tiger Eye and more.

With stack heights from 5 mm to 12 mm (up to 20 mm in development), mPOWER can be easily added to new or existing architectures. Further design flexibility is available with a choice of 2, 3, 4 and 5 power blades (up to 10 blades in development). Matte tin or 10 μ” gold plating are standard, with optional 30 μ” gold plating to meet specific regulations.

Additionally, the power blades have two-stage mating and can be selectively loaded to achieve any specific creepage and clearance requirements. Optional weld tabs provide increased stability on the board.

A variety of other options are in development for mPOWER connectors, including a right-angle version with 2 to 10 position counts, and a socket cable assembly to mate with both the vertical and right-angle terminal. The cable assembly will include latching for more rugged applications. Also in development is a 30 A system for even greater power in a small footprint.

For more information contact Quatraine Domoney, Avnet South Africa, +27 11 319 8600, quatraine.domoney@avnet.eu, www.avnet.co.za



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