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SAMTEC Tiger Eye IDC Ribbon Cables | New Product Brief

January 23, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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SAMTEC Tiger Eye IDC Ribbon Cables

Samtec FFSD and FFMD Tiger Eye flat IDC ribbon cables are micro-pitch cable assemblies for use in high reliability and high mating cycle applications.  The connectors are based on Samtec’s rugged Tiger Eye contact, which uses a multi-finger design for contact reliability and smooth mating surfaces that extend plating life. 

The cable assemblies are available with socket and plug terminations with a 0.05” pitch and a low profile of 0.2.” They’re offered with 4 to 50 positions, with options including strain relief, daisy chain, reverse wiring, and more. 

Samtec FFSD and FFMD Tiger Eye flat IDC ribbon cables are rated for operation up to 105°C and have current ratings up to 2.5A per pin.

  • Tiger Eye Contact
    • Multi-finger beryllium copper contacts for high reliability
    • Smooth plating surfaces for extended plating life
  • Socket (FFSD) and Plug (FFMD) termination options
  • .050" (1.27mm) pitch IDC systems
    • Mates with .016" (0.41mm) square post terminal strips
  • Exceptionally low profile: .200" (5.08mm)
  • Connector options
    • 4 to 50 positions
    • Strain relief, daisy chain, reverse wiring, and more
  • -40°C to +105°C operating temperature range
    • FFMD series: 2.5A per pin
    • FFSD series: 2.3A per pin

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