FCI's D-Sub range expands reflow process compatibility
Apr 13, 2007
FCI, one of the leading suppliers of connectors and interconnect systems, has extended its reflow process-compatible D-Sub family of connectors by introducing a new right-angle version for Pin-In-Paste (through-hole) technology.
This product line extension will allow customers to reduce their total applied costs by replacing wave soldering or press-fit operations (without requiring a new PCB layout) while saving time due to possible automatic placement. This makes the D-Sub Pin-In-Paste connectors ideal for applications such as daughter boards in many industrial and telecom applications.
"The FCI D-sub Pin-In-Paste technology provides many advantages over SMT," said Sean Riley, regional market manager, FCI. "In line with customer expectations, the FCI D-sub Pin-In-Paste connectors are much more robust than SMT connectors due to through-hole technology. Moreover, moving from solder-to-board or press-fit processes is so easy and fast with the D-Sub Pin-in-Paste connectors because no board layout redesign is required while boards must be significantly modified to be compliant with SMT connectors."
The new right angle D-Sub range is offered in 9-, 15- and 25-way versions in two standards (US standard/6.3 mm standoff and Europe standard/7.2 mm standoff).
The existing straight version of the FCI Delta D range is offered in 9- to 50-way versions. The entire product line is available in a variety of packaging options compatible with existing customer processes: manual positioning, automatic pick-and-place with vacuum nozzle, or gripper.
For more information on the new Pin-In-Paste Delta D Series connectors, including product specifications and customer drawings, visit the FCI web site at www.fciconnect.com/dsub.
For more information about the D-sub connector range, visit www.fciconnect.com