A line of customized surface mount connectors from Advanced
Interconnections reduces board space by utilizing the perimeter of circular and
other odd-shaped PC boards. To support prototypes and small volume runs,
Advanced can provide an affordable design and rough sample for electrical and
mechanical testing, typically in less than five days. SMT Perimeter Connectors
are created from easily customized FR-4 insulators on in-house driller/routing
machines and incorporate high quality screw-machined, solder ball terminals
(available down to 0.5 mm pitch) on both the male header and the mating female
connector (socket). Vertical integration including precision CNC machining and
hundreds of existing screw-machined terminal designs eliminate the need for
expensive tooling and set-up costs, such as stamping dies making customized
solutions affordable, even in low volumes as projects ramp-up.
The semi-circle design maximizes space when stacking
circular printed circuit boards and features an integrated keying/polarization
feature. The lightweight, low profile FR-4 insulator can be easily transitioned
to a molded design to further reduce costs in production volumes.