HARTING has pushed the envelope in the development of plug-in connectors for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA. The new HARTING AdvancedMC plug connector replaces the card edge with gold pads for AdvancedMC and MCH modules. This has created again a two-piece plug-in connection with considerably improved contact reliability.
The new version of the plug-in connector is mounted onto the basic side of the AdvancedMC module, optional with the help of an automatic pick-and-place machine. Usually, the plug-in connector is soldered by way of the "pin-in-hole-reflow" process, but is now also suitable for wave soldering. As an alternative solution, HARTING offers a version for the assembly on the bottom component side (extended side).
The improved HARTING AdvancedMC plug supports data transmission rates up to 12.5 Gbps. Instead of the card edge, the connector now defines the interface and therefore allows the selection of PCBs with a thickness beyond the specified range. The design of the insertion tongue reduces the insertion force.
HARTING AdvancedMC plug reduces manufacturing process costs
The HARTING AdvancedMC plug connector also helps to reduce the manufacturing costs of AdvancedMC modules. As the PCB does not have to be equipped with gold pads, for example, users are able to save quality control costs and only require a simple hole array.
HARTING is offering a special plug-in connector for MCH modules to MTCA.0 that can be used to transmit signals from one PCB via two vertically stacked insertion tongues.