Miniature data bus tackles space issues

ITT Interconnect Solutions’ new micro bus floating (MBF) connector is designed for computer data bus applications in satellite communications. It offers high contact reliability, is easily-mateable and capable of holding two or more PCB frames stacked together. Designed to replace a standard elastomeric connector which could only used once, the 40-position, 1.27mm-pitch MBF connector has a mated height of 8mm and is guaranteed for up to 1000 mating cycles. The double contact design increases contact reliability while the floating metal spring on the housing provides a cushioning effect which ensures the contact accuracy between the connector and the PCB frame.

Devices are suitable for stacking two to 12 PCB frames. As well as space and satellite applications, ITTs new MBF connectors are suitable for high-end computer and medical equipment.