Plug-of-NailsTM Cable Plugs Directly to Tiny Footprint on Circuit Board, Requires No Mating Connector

In-Circuit Programming and Debug Cable Connects to a pattern of contact pads and holes in the PCB, saving space and the cost of a connector on every board.

San Bruno, CA Tag-Connect, LLC. April 20th 2010

Tag-Connect today announced a 10-pin Plug-of-NailsTM in-circuit spring-pin cable which connects directly to a tiny footprint of copper pads and locating holes in a PCB, thus eliminating the need for and expense of a programming header or connector.

The patent-pending Tag-Connect cables are available in both “legged” and “no-legs” versions. The “legged” versions have plastic retaining feet that snap into holes in the PCB and securely hold the connector in place for prolonged programming or debugging use. The “no legs” versions are designed to be hand-held during a fast programming operation.

Supplementing the established TC2030-MCP 6-pin range of cables, the new 10-pin TC2050-IDC cables terminate in a flat ribbon connector making them suitable for use with most families of MCU, FPGA’s, and other programmable devices.

The TC2030-MCP cables are directly compatible with most Microchip PIC® and dsPIC® debuggers and programmers including ICD3® and Real ICE®. A range of generic and specific device family adaptor boards are being released for use with MSP-430, AVR, Renesas H8, JTAG, and others.

The PCB footprint required can be as tiny as 0.02 square inches or roughly the same amount of board space required by an 0805 surface-mount resistor making it perfect for space-constrained designs.

Tag-Connect’s Plug-of-NailsTM connectors have spring-pins rated for over 100,000 operations making them ideal for use in production and development environments.

Tag-Connect, LLC                                  
+1 877-244-4156

Contact Information

Tag-Connect, LLC

433 Airport Blvd, Suite 425
Burlingame, CA, 94010

tele: 1 877 244 4156
fax: 877-244-4156

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