Harwin launches SYCAMORE ultra-reliable, durable three-point SMT contact

Leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer Harwin announces its new SYCAMORE surface-mount socket which provides superior pin retention and durability for high-volume applications manufactured using advanced automated systems.  SYCAMORE’s design features three points of contact, providing the assurance of continuity and robustness previously only available from two-piece assemblies which are rarely available on Tape & Reel.

Key markets for SYCAMORE include domestic and commercial gas detection systems, fire alarms and metering systems, plus many other applications which require modules and devices such as field-replaceable parts or temperature-sensitive components to be mounted to a PCB.  SYCAMORE is a unique, proprietary Harwin contact design with patents pending.

SYCAMORE is a single-part SMT socket design featuring a low profile of only 0.3mm above the PCB.  Available in top and bottom entry versions, it accepts 1.0mm or 1.50mm diameter pins and is open-ended, so mating pin depth is not limited.   Manufactured from Beryllium copper, contacts are gold-plated to ensure high conductivity and durability over a temperature range of -50degC to +125degC.

“At Harwin, we understand the challenges of our customers right from design through to manufacturing and the unique contact design of our new SYCAMORE surface-mount socket addresses their need to apply advanced manufacturing processes for high volume output with no compromise on contact performance.” comments Robert Webber, Product Strategy Manager at Harwin.

SYCAMORE devices are available now, packaged on Tape & Reel, with 1400 parts per reel.