New Albany, Ind. Samtec Inc. has introduced its SiliconBlade socket designed for use with the rugged ultra-small, high-performance SiliconDrive II USB blade, an alternative to SD and MMC cards. This system helps save board space in embedded storage system applications. Additional available pins allow several high-speed system configurations such as SD, SATA, PCI Express, XAUI or Fiber Channel.
The lightweight, vertical SiliconBlade socket (SBS series) offers user-friendly USB blade insertion and extraction while consuming less printed-circuit-board (PCB) space. It features Samtec's rugged, high-speed Edge Rate contact system that is designed for high signal integrity and impedance control along with reduced broadside coupling and vibration dampening features.
Other rugged features help make the SiliconBlade system suitable for military, industrial, and other high-reliability applications. Deep polarizing guide rails add mechanical support and ensure proper USB blade insertion, while polarizing posts add stability and ensure proper socket placement. In addition, a latching system that solders to the PCB and includes anti-stress features adds socket attachment strength and stability.
Pricing: Starts at $ .065 per pin in production quantities.
Samtec, Inc., 1-800-SAMTEC-9 or 1-812-944-6733, www.samtec.com