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PC/104 Standard Products and Support

PC/104 Standard Products and Support

Overview

PC/104™ is a specification that was accepted as the “base document” for the IEEE draft standard, called the P996.1 Standard for Compact Embedded-PC Modules. The PC/104™ standard expands upon the existing PC bus allowing companies that embed PC technology in limited space applications to have a standardized system architecture as well as a broader range of vendors and vendor support.

There are two ways to use PC/104™ Modules: as standalone module stacks and as component-like applications. Standalone module stacks are self-nesting and are spaced at .600” apart while the PC/104™ connector can also function as a highly integrated component. The standard specifies 104 pins: 64 for the P1 and 40 for the P2.

pc104 express
pc104 nested

Connectors

PC/104™ – ESQ

The base PC/104™ Standard defines a compact form-factor that can be used in self-stacking buses. This eliminates the cost and bulk of backplanes and card cages.

Samtec’s ESQ Product follows the PC/104™ standard. The ESQ Product is available in multiple positions, rows, and stack heights (low insertion force contacts are also available).

PC/104 Specified Connectors (ESQ)

Samtec PN

Pitch

Contacts

Rows

Pins/Row

Lead Style

Prints

3D

PADS

 

ESQ-132-14-G-D

 

2.54 mm

64

2

32

Tiger Buy™ Contact

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

 

PADS File

 

 

ESQ-132-12-G-D

 

2.54 mm

64

2

32

Tiger Buy™ Contact

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

 

PADS File

 

 

ESQ-120-14-G-D

 

2.54 mm

40

2

20

Tiger Buy™ Contact

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

 

PADS File

 

Samtec also offers precision machined standoffs to limit the impact of tolerance stack up issues in stackable embedded applications.

Test Reports

PC/104™ Standard

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