July 31, 2013
ERNI Introduces iBridge Single-Row Cable Connector System
Delivers 5A per contact with 2.0mm pitch
ERNI presents a new, single-row cable connector system in the pitch of 2.0mm. The new iBridge product family is a comprehensive interconnect solution that is engineered for every board-to-cable application concern, including severe vibration. It is especially suitable for use in highly demanding systems that require reliability and robust connections. It is ideal for automotive, LED, telecommunications and data-transmission devices. Despite the small dimensions, iBridge solution offers a high current carrying capacity of up to 5A per contact (at 20 °C, depending on the cable). Customer may choose from the standard pin count 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8.
iBridge connectors could be used in a wide temperature range (-55°C to +125°C). For male connectors, contacts without post bending process ensure robustness and coplanarity. Engineer can select DIP solder termination for extra mechanical strain relief, or SMT termination with durable solder brackets for maximum PCB real estate usage and at the same time ensure high PCB retention force. SMT termination coplanarity is 100% guaranteed less than 0.10 mm on all contacts. The female connectors are designed in crimp technology, where the crimp contacts are configured for AWG 22 and 24 conductors, and are provided by ERNI as a finished cable assembly. In addition, there are latches on both sides of female connectors to provide positive locking and audible feedback. The male/female connector interlock can easily be released without using a tool.
The plastic housing is made of high temperature resisting halogen free material. Its natural coloured housing can minimize light energy absorption. Male connectors are delivered in tube packaging. Tape and reel packaging with pick and place cap for fully automatic SMT assembly is also available.