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Flexible Stacking with Incredible Variety

Flexible Stacking with Incredible Variety

Samtec has the industry's largest variety of flexible board stacking connectors for the most design flexibility. Header and socket systems are available in a variety of pitch, density, stack height, orientation, and other standard or modified options.


OVERVIEW

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Samtec has more ways to connect two or more PCBs than any other connector company. With the industry's largest variety of board stacking interconnects, and the most design flexibility to solve almost every design challenge, Samtec makes it easy to find the right board-to-board interconnect system.

Header and socket systems are available in a variety of pitch, density, stack height, orientation, and other standard or modified options.

FEATURES

Variety

  • Choice of contact systems, depending on application
  • 1-50 pins per row (cut-to-position)
  • Through-hole, SMT, press-fit, mixed technology
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 rows of pins
  • Variety of pitches: .100" (2.54 mm), 2.00 mm, 1.00 mm, 0.80 mm, 0.635 mm (.025"), 0.50 mm, 0.40 mm
  • Vertical, right-angle (perpendicular (90°)), coplanar (horizontal)
flex stacking

Flexibility: Modified Stackers

  • Ability to move the body on the pin in .005" (0.13 mm) increments
  • Designer receives a "custom" interconnect system that meets design specifications
    • Custom stack height or post height
    • Standard part number
    • No minimum order requirement
    • No tooling charge
    • No custom lead times
  • Variety of pitches: 5.08 mm, .100" (2.54 mm), 2.00 mm, 1.00 mm, 0.80 mm
stackers 16 rows
CENTERLINE SERIES STACKER / HEADER THROUGH-HOLE / SMT POPULAR MATING SOCKETS*
2.54 mm (.100") DW Stacker Through-Hole SSW, SSQ, SSM, BCS, HLE
2.54 mm (.100") EW Stacker Through-Hole SSW, SSQ, SSM, BCS, HLE
2.54 mm (.100") ZW Stacker Through-Hole SSW, SSQ, SSM, BCS, HLE
2.54 mm (.100") HW Stacker Through-Hole / SMT SSW, SSQ, SSM, BCS, HLE
2.54 mm (.100") HMTSW Flexible Header Through-Hole SSW, SSQ, SSM, BCS, HLE
2.00 mm (.0787") TW Stacker Through-Hole SQW, SQT, TLE, SMM, MMS
2.00 mm (.0787") MTMM Flexible Header Through-Hole SQW, SQT, TLE, SMM, MMS
1.27 mm (.050") FW Stacker SMT CLP, FLE
1.27 mm X 2.54" (.050" X .100") HDWM Stacker Through-Hole / SMT RSM, SMS
1.27 mm X 2.54" (.050" X .100") HMTMS Flexible Header Through-Hole RSM, SMS
1.00 mm MW Stacker SMT CLM, MLE
0.80 mm AW Stacker SMT CLE

* This is not a complete list of mating socket strips

Flexibility: Pass-Through

  • Connect three or more PCBs
  • Contact in socket allows long terminal strip pin to pass-through socket and PCB to another socket
  • Saves space, routing flexibility, fewer connectors
  • Also allows bottom-entry board stacking
    • Low profile stacking
    • Access to components when PCBs are mated because all components on same side of PCB
  • Leads are SMT or off-set through-hole
  • Tiger Claw™, Tiger Beam™ contacts
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CENTERLINE SERIES CONTACT SYSTEM DESCRIPTION POPULAR MATING CONNECTORS*
2.54 mm (.100") SSM Tiger Claw Dual Beam TSW, TSM, MTSW, DW, ZW, HW
2.54 mm (.100") BCS Tiger Claw Dual Beam TSW, TSM, MTSW, DW, ZW, HW
2.54 mm (.100") HLE Tiger Beam Single Beam, Cost Effective TSW, TSM, MTSW, DW, ZW, HW
2.00 mm (.0787") CLT Tiger Claw Low Profile, Dual Beam TMMH, TW
2.00 mm (.0787") TLE Tiger Beam Single Beam, Cost Effective TMMH, TW
2.00 mm (.0787") SMM Tiger Eye High Reliability, 4 Points of Contact TMMH, TW
1.27 mm (.050") CLP Tiger Claw Low Profile, Dual Beam FTSH, FW
1.27 mm (.050") FLE Tiger Beam Single Beam, Cost Effective FTSH, FW
1.27 mm X 2.54" (.050" X .100") RSM Dual Wipe Dual Beam FTR, HDWM
1.00 mm CLM Tiger Claw Low Profile, Dual Beam FTMH, MW
1.00 mm MLE Tiger Beam Single Beam, Cost Effective FTMH, MW
0.80 mm CLE Tiger Beam Single Beam, Cost Effective FTE, AW

* This is not a complete list of mating terminal strips

Flexibility: Contact Systems

  • Tiger Eye™
  • Tiger Claw™
  • Tiger Buy™
  • Tiger Beam™
  • Edge Rate®
contact flexibility

Self-Nesting Applications

  • Tails on socket interface with socket on mating board
  • Socket-to-socket interface; mating terminal strips not required
  • Press-fit or through-hole tails
  • PC/104-Plus™ embedded applications
  • Tiger Buy™ contacts
esqt mated
SERIES APPLICATION DESCRIPTION
PTHF PC/104+ 2.00mm Pitch, Press-Fit, Four Row
ESQT PC/104+ 2.00mm Pitch, Solder Tails, Four Row
ESQ PC/104 .100" Pitch, Solder Tails, Two Row

Flexibility: Stack Heights

  • Standard profiles in all shapes and sizes
  • Low profile, down to 1.65 mm stack height
  • Elevated designs, up to 48.26 mm for clearance, air flow
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FAMILIES

.050" x .050" Micro Pitch Systems.050" x .050" Micro Pitch Terminal and Socket Strips

.050" (1.27mm) x .050" (1.27mm) pitch board-to-board systems in a variety of board stacking heights, orientations and contact styles.

Features
  • Series up to 10,000 cycles
  • Wide array of board stacking heights
  • Various mating orientations
  • Rugged options
  • Numerous contact styles
  • Stack heights .235" (5.91 mm) - .754" (19.15 mm)
  • Available up to 100 pins
Series
V
  • FW-SM
  • FW-TH
  • CLP
  • FLE
  • FTSH
  • SFC
  • SFM
  • SFMC
  • SFMH
  • SFML
  • TFM
  • TFML
  • FSH
  • FTS
  • HPT
  • TFC
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.050" x .050" Micro Pitch Systems

0.50 mm (.0197") Pitch Systems0.50 mm (.0197") Pitch Systems

Micro Blade & Beam systems in a variety of stack heights and orientations for flexible stacking.

Features
  • Basic blade & beam system
  • Low profile systems available
  • Available up to 300 I/Os
  • Several meet E.L.P.™ (Extended Life Product™) standards
  • Hermaphroditic connectors available
  • Various standard positions available up to 300
  • Vertical and right-angle styles available
Series
V
  • BSH-EM
  • BTH-EM
  • BSH
  • BTH
  • LSH
  • LSHM
  • LTH
  • BTH-RA
  • BSH-RA
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0.50 mm (.0197") Pitch Systems

0.635 mm (.025") Pitch Systems0.635 mm (.025") Pitch Systems

Basic Blade & Beam systems for flexible stacking.

Features
  • Basic blade & beam system
  • Low profile systems available
  • Available up to 300 I/Os
  • Several meet E.L.P.™ (Extended Life Product™) standards
  • Edge mount style available
Series
V
  • BSS
  • BTS
  • LSS
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0.635 mm (.025") Pitch Systems

0.80 mm (.0315") Pitch Systems0.80 mm (.0315") Pitch Systems

Flexible stacking interconnects available in a variety of contact systems, position counts, and low profile styles.

Features
  • Several contacts styles available
  • Low profile systems available
  • Available up to 300 I/Os
  • Hermaphroditic connectors available
  • Edge mount styles available
  • Several meet E.L.P.™ (Extended Life Product™) standards
Series
V
  • AW
  • BSE
  • BTE
  • CLE
  • ERF8
  • ERM8
  • FTE
  • SEM
  • TEM
  • LSEM
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0.80 mm (.0315") Pitch Systems

1.00 mm (.0394") Pitch Systems1.00 mm Pitch (.0394") Systems

Flexible stacking interconnects available in a variety of contact systems, position counts, and low profile styles.

Features
  • Various board stacking styles and options
  • Rugged options available
  • Up to 100 I/Os
  • Flexible stack height features
  • E.L.P.™ (Extended Life Product™) available
Series
V
  • BKS
  • BKT
  • CLM
  • FTMH
  • FTMH
  • MLE
  • MW
  • FTM
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1.00 mm (.0394") Pitch Systems

Micro Pitch One-PieceMicro Pitch One-Piece

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

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • FSI
  • SEI
  • SIBF
Micro Pitch One-Piece

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One Piece

One-piece interconnects in vertical and right-angle designs with large contact deflection.

Features
  • 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
Series
V
  • OPP
  • PGP
  • SIB
  • SIR1
.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch One-Piece

.050" x .100" Pitch Systems.050" x .100" Pitch Systems

Micro pitch, high-density pin and socket systems with choice of stack heights.

Features
  • Standard and high-temp designs
  • Low profile and skyscraper board stacking
  • Optional polarization, alignment pins and locking clips
  • Flex shroud available
Series
V
  • DWM
  • FTR
  • HDWM
  • HMTMS
  • HTMS
  • MTMS
  • RSM
  • SLM
  • SMS
  • TMS
  • TML
  • ZML
.050" x .100" Pitch Systems

High-Reliability Quad Row SystemHigh-Reliability .050" x .050" Pitch Quad Row System

Four row terminal and socket strips with up to 200 Tiger Eye™ contacts for high-reliability.

Features
  • High-density connector strips up to 200 pins
  • High-reliability Tiger Eye™ contact system
  • Four row staggered layout
  • Optional locking clips and alignment pins
Series
V
  • FOLC
  • MOLC
High-Reliability Quad Row System

Cost Effective Quad Row SystemCost Effective .050" (1.27 mm) Pitch Quad Row System

Four row terminal and socket strips with up to 200 Tiger Buy™ pins on a staggered layout.

Features
  • High-density connector strips up to 200 pins
  • High-retention Tiger Buy™ contacts
  • Four row design
  • Optional locking clips
Series
V
  • SOLC
  • TOLC
Cost Effective Quad Row System

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Socket Strips.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Square Post Socket Strips

Flexible stacking .025" (0.635 mm) square post sockets with contact and design flexibility.

Features
  • Choice of three contact systems
  • Vertical and right-angle/horizontal
  • Through-hole, surface mount and press fit terminations
  • Standard, low profile and elevated designs
  • Single, double and triple row designs on specific series
  • Bottom mount or pass-through styles
  • E.L.P.™ certified systems available
Series
V
  • SSW
  • BCS
  • BSW
  • CES
  • ESQ
  • ESW
  • HLE
  • SLW
  • SMH
  • SSM
  • PHF
  • SSQ
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.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Socket Strips

.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Terminal Strips.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Square Post Terminal Strips

Flexible stacking .025" (0.635 mm) square post terminals with contact and design flexibility.

Features
  • Flexible terminal strips and board stackers
  • Shrouded, skyscraper and low profile
  • Through-hole, surface mount, mixed technology and press fit
  • Modify post or stacker height as standard
  • Vertical, perpendicular and coplanar mating
  • Wide variety of standard options and features including polarization, locking clips, alignment pins, etc.
Series
V
  • HW-SM
  • HW-TH
  • TSW
  • DW
  • EW
  • HMTSW
  • HTSS
  • HTSW
  • MTLW
  • MTSW
  • TSM
  • TLW
  • ZW
  • TSSH
  • ZSS
  • PHT
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.100" (2.54 mm) Pitch Terminal Strips

2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Socket Strips2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Socket Strips

Rugged socket strips with flexibility on three axes.

Features
  • Choice of four contact systems
  • Vertical and right-angle/horizontal
  • Through-hole, surface mount and press fit
  • Standard, low profile and elevated
  • One through six rows
  • Self-nesting PC/104-Plus™ Sockets
  • Pass-through and bottom entry contacts
Series
V
  • CLT
  • ESQT
  • LS2
  • MMS
  • PTF
  • PTHF
  • SMM
  • SQT
  • SQW
  • TLE
  • S2M
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2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Socket Strips

2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Terminal Strips2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Terminal Strips

Terminal strips with 0.50 mm (.020") square posts and flexibility on three axes.

Features
  • Flexible terminal strips and board stackers
  • Low profile, skyscraper, vertical, right-angle
  • Through-hole, surface mount, press fit
  • Modify post or stacker height as standard
  • One through six rows
  • FleXYZ™ design flexibility in three axes
  • Self-mating socket/terminal strips
Series
V
  • TW-SM
  • TW-TH
  • LS2
  • LTMM
  • MMT
  • MTMM
  • PTT
  • TMM
  • TMMH
  • ZLTMM
  • TSH
  • TMMS
  • T2M
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2.00 mm (.0787") Pitch Terminal Strips

PC/104™ SystemsPC/104™ Systems

Elevated .100" (2.54 mm) pitch square post system.

Features
  • Stack-through and non-stack-through connectors
  • Self-nesting .025" (0.635 mm) SQ post tails
  • Rugged Tiger Buy™ contacts
  • Standard and low insertion force
  • Single, double and triple row up to 108 pins
Series
V
  • ESQ
PC/104™ Systems

PC/104-Plus™ SystemsPC/104-Plus™ Systems

Self-nesting 2.00 mm (.0787") pitch square post system.

Features
  • Stack-through and non-stack-through connectors
  • Choice of solder tails or press-fit tails
  • Self-nesting 0.50 mm (.0197") SQ post tails
  • Rugged Tiger Buy™ contacts
Series
V
  • ESQT
  • PTHF
  • ATS
  • JSOM
PC/104-Plus™ Systems

Precision Screw Machined StripsPrecision Screw Machined Strips

High-reliability socket and terminal strips, and board stackers on .100" (2.54 mm) pitch.

Features
  • Multi-finger BeCu contacts
  • Precision machined shells
  • Ultimate in high reliability
  • Low profile to elevated board spacings
  • Single and double row
  • Wide variety of socket tail and terminal designs
Series
V
  • BBL
  • BDL
  • BHS
  • ESD
  • ESS
  • HSS
  • HTS
  • SD
  • SDL
  • SL
  • SS
  • TS
  • TD
Precision Screw Machined Strips

Shunts and JumpersShunts and Jumpers

Shunts and jumpers for terminal strips.

Features
  • .100" and 2.00 mm pitch shunts and jumpers
  • Single and ganged systems
  • Micro shunt available
  • Choice of colors
Series
V
  • 2SN
  • MNT
  • SNM
  • SNT
  • BTMM
  • BTSW
  • JL
Shunts and Jumpers

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