Harting's Micro Card Edge connector is designed for surface-mounting on 1.6mm thick printed circuit boards in board-to-board mezzanine configurations as well as in small pluggable daughterboard applications.
A key feature of the new connector in mezzanine applications is that it enables flexible but stable spacing to be achieved between parallel boards in configurations where small boards of different lengths are plugged between the connectors.
The Harting Micro Card Edge connector is rated for data transfer rates of up to 14Gbit/s and is available with 40 or 100 contacts in 0.8mm pitch.
An extremely smooth contact surface is achieved by the use of high-performance stamping tools, while a special surface finish ensures low insertion forces and a high-reliability contact.
The connector is also optimised for high-volume manufacturing with tape-and-reel packaging and pick-and-place machinery.