The quality of the solder joints are crucial to the performance of printed circuit board connectors. This document provides brief, practical, real-world answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about PCB connector solder joints.
The mating and un-mating force for connectors can vary dramatically depending on the connector type and pitch. The mating force is a function of the contact geometry, the contact spring rate, and the coefficient of friction. To better understand these forces at the connector level, we will examine what goes on at the individual contact level.
Interconnect miniaturization and reliability are important, especially in small, dense, and portable applications in industries such as military/aerospace and medical. Pin-in-ball surface mount area arrays have been widely used for decades but have lacked IPC classification. This paper focuses on the research and development of these next-generation connectors.
Samtec Flyover cable systems improve signal integrity, increase design flexibility, and optimize thermal performance by routing high-speed signals through low-loss, low-skew twinax cable. They operate across distances that can be up to several feet long while removing the need for exotic clock data recovery circuits (CDRs) or retimers.