Rugged Board-to-Board Systems


Tiger Eye™, Samtec’s most rugged contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles, features multiple points of contact for high-reliability in board-to-board, discrete wire and IDC cable assemblies with a variety of ruggedizing options.

Mini Mate® and Power Mate® isolated power systems provide up to 10.3 Amps per each individually shrouded contact in board-to-board and discrete wire solutions. For up to 18 Amps/blade, the micro 2.00 mm pitch mPOWER® system provides design flexibility for board-to-board, cable-to-board and cable-to-cable applications.

Razor Beam™ hermaphroditic connectors offer 4-6x greater mating/unmating forces versus typical micro pitch connectors. Floating connectors provide 0.50 mm contact float in the X and Y axes to compensate for misalignment. One-piece interfaces feature a robust design and mechanical hold-downs for high-shock and vibration applications.

Rugged Board-to-Board Brochure

Rugged Board-to-Board Brochure

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Rugged Tiger Eye™ Systems

Tiger Eye™ High-Cycle, High-Reliability Connectors

Tiger Eye™ high-cycle, high-reliability connector systems feature Samtec's most rugged contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles in 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm and 2.00 mm pitches, with a variety of ruggedizing options.

  • High-reliability Tiger Eye™ three-finger BeCu contact system

  • Choice of 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm and 2.00 mm pitch

  • Optional locking and latching systems for higher withdrawal force

  • Standard and cost-saving designs

  • Extended Life Product™ testing available

  • Severe Environment Testing (SET) available (Visit

  • Discrete wire cable assemblies, components and tooling available

Rugged Tiger Eye Systems

Power Mate® and Mini Mate® Systems

High Power Isolated Connectors, Power Mate® and Mini Mate® Systems

High power isolated connectors; board-to-board power socket and terminal strips with individually shrouded contacts.

  • Power Mate® system with polarized guide posts

  • Mini Mate® system with reliable Tiger Buy™ contacts

  • Individually shrouded contacts

  • Elevated stack heights

Power Mate and Mini Mate Systems

mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors

mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors
Ultra micro mPOWER® 2.00 mm pitch power connectors with up to 18 Amps for board-to-board, cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.
  • One product family that supports cable-to-board, cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications

  • Up to 18 A per blade

  • 40% space savings compared to traditional power systems

  • 2–10 power blades on a 2.00 mm pitch

  • 5 mm to 16 mm, 18 mm & 20 mm stack heights

  • Discrete wire cable assemblies, with rugged latching, simplify board layout and deliver power directly to active components in the system

mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors

Razor Beam™ Self-Mating Connectors

Razor Beam™ Self-Mating Connectors

High-speed, high-density Razor Beam™ self mating connectors reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility.

  • 0.50 mm, 0.635 mm or 0.80 mm pitch systems

  • Razor Beam™ contacts for high-speed and fine-pitch systems

  • Mating and unmating forces approximately 4-6x greater than typical micro pitch connectors

  • Shielded option for EMI protection

  • Self-mating connectors reduce inventory costs and can be interchanged for varying stack heights

  • 10 stack height options from 5 mm to 12 mm

  • Up to 100 contacts

  • Parallel, perpendicular and coplanar systems

  • Audible click when mated

  • Lubricated option available

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Floating Contact Systems

High-Speed Floating Connectors

Samtec's high-speed floating connectors provide 0.50 mm float in X and Y directions to minimize mating alignment errors.

  • Provides 0.50 mm (.0197") float in X and Y directions

  • Ideal for multiple connector, board-to-board applications

  • Up to 60 floating contacts

  • Choice of body height and right-angle design

Floating Contact System

Micro Pitch One-Piece

Micro Pitch One-Piece

1.00 mm and .050" pitch one-piece interfaces for rugged and power applications.

  • For high-shock, vibration, rugged applications

  • Elevated and low profiles from 3 mm to 10 mm

  • Optional screw mounts and alignment pins

  • Single and double row designs

Micro Pitch One-Piece

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece, Low Power Connectors

.100" pitch one piece connectors in vertical and right-angle designs with large contact deflection.

  • Current Rating: 2.4 A per pin

  • Contacts: Up to 30 I/Os

  • Screw insert option for rugged environments

  • Alignment pins on either side of connector

  • Large contact deflection

  • Optional alignment pins

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece

SI Lite Solutions

SI Lite - Rugged High-Speed 8 Gbps Connectors

Samtec's SI Lite cost-effective board-stacking connectors are rated up to 8 Gbps to run high-speed signals in a variety of applications.

E.L.P.™ High Mating Cycle Connectors

E.L.P.™ High Mating Cycle Connectors

These high mating cycle connectors are tested to rigorous standards which evaluate contact resistance in simulated storage and field conditions.

  • Passed 10 year Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG)

  • High-mating cycles (250 to 2,500)

  • Variety of high-reliability, rugged contact systems

  • Various connector types and pitches available

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