Advanced interconnect specialist Harwin will be using the upcoming Embedded World event (Nuremberg, March 14-16) to focus on its newly defined BBi product portfolio. These high density board-to-board connectors are intended for use in challenging industrial applications, providing assured long-term operation. The BBi portfolio includes components for drives and controls, edge-based computing hardware, automation systems, robotics, instrumentation and monitoring equipment, IIoT infrastructure, smart meters, etc.
Each of the products within the company’s BBi category has attributes that optimizes them for particular functional requirements. Among the different options available are:
- The 0.8mm-pitch Archer .8 series connectors – These low-profile double-row format units are well suited to mezzanine motherboard/daughtercard usage. They support the 24 Gbps data rates needed by the latest generation of industrial networks.
- The Archer .5 series of 0.5 mm-pitch connectors – Available in 30, 40, 80 and 100 pin count versions, these ultra-compact components mean that even the most space-constrained scenarios can be addressed. Their fine pitch does not stop them from handling contact currents of up to 0.5 A.
- The 1.27 mm-pitch Archer Kontrol series connectors – Which can be supplied in parallel, edge-to-edge and right-angle orientations with stacking heights ranging from 20mm down to 8mm. They have a 1.2 A per contact current rating. Off-the-shelf cable assemblies are available to accompany these connectors (with numerous lengths and configurations being covered).
All three of these series have robust constructions. Their fully shrouded designs safeguard them against potential damage in uncompromising industrial settings, while polarization helps facilitate blind mating.
“The demands that industrial deployment places on interconnects can be truly intense, and no application is the ever exactly same, with wide variation from one situation to another often being seen,” explains Ryan Smart, VP of Product Development at Harwin. “Having these connector series all part of a single dedicated portfolio makes things much easier for our prospective clients. They can look at all the different options covered, comparing and contrasting the respective characteristics, before choosing the one that best fits their criteria.”
For more information about Harwin’s BBi range, visit: https://www.harwin.com/BBi