SYCAMORE: ultra-reliable, durable three-point SMT contact

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SYCAMORE: ultra-reliable, durable three-point SMT contactHarwin is announcing its new SYCAMORE surface-mount socket which provides superior pin retention and durability for high-volume applications manufactured using advanced automated systems. SYCAMORE’s design features three points of contact, providing the assurance of continuity and robustness previously only available from two-piece assemblies which are rarely available on Tape & Reel. Key markets for SYCAMORE include domestic and commercial gas detection systems, fire alarms and metering systems, plus many other applications which require modules and devices such as field-replaceable parts or temperature-sensitive components to be mounted to a PCB. SYCAMORE is a proprietary Harwin contact design with patents pending.

SYCAMORE is a single-part SMT socket design featuring a low profile of only 0.3mm above the PCB. Available in top and bottom-entry versions, it accepts 1.0mm or 1.50mm diameter pins and is open-ended, so mating pin depth is not limited. Manufactured from Beryllium copper, contacts are gold-plated to ensure high conductivity and durability over a temperature range of -50degC to +125degC.

Robert Webber, Product Strategy Manager at Harwin comments: “At Harwin, we understand the challenges of our customers right from design through to manufacturing and the unique contact design of our new SYCAMORE surface-mount socket addresses their need to apply advanced manufacturing processes for high-volume output with no compromise on contact performance.”

SYCAMORE devices are available now, packaged on Tape & Reel, with 1400 parts per reel. Visit to learn more.

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