Custom IDC cable assemblies terminated with various high-density sockets and transition connectors are available from Century Interconnect Products, Stratford, Conn. Flat-ribbon cable with 0.05-in. pitch can be terminated with 10- to 64-position sockets, D-sub connectors, DIP styles, card-edge types, or 2- or 4-row transition connectors. Flat-ribbon cable with 1-mm pitch can be terminated with 2-mm sockets or two-row IDC transition connectors, and high-density assemblies with .025-in. pitch flat-ribbon cable can be fabricated with 1.27-mm IDC socket or transition connectors.
In lots of 100, a high-density, 0.05 ?? 0.1-in., 60-position IDC socket connector terminated to 0.025-in. pitch with flat-ribbon cable on each end, 2 in. long, costs $7.43. Lead time is three to four weeks.