developed an ultra compact 1.27mm pitch single row connector system that
it claims delivers the highest current density on the market.
wire-to-board connector features a high-temperature IDC wire termination
and is rated up to 4A per contact. It is available in vertical or right angle terminations with
ribbon cable or discrete wire options that are suitable for up to 24
AWG cable. The versatility of the MiniBridge connector system
can be obtained as individual components or in a complete cable assembly
from ERNI’s ISO-certified facilities.
Intended for lighting applications, the MiniBridge connector is available
in neutral white, which discourages shadows that can be caused by black
connector bodies in light fixtures. The MiniBridge connectors are fully
compatible with higher temperature RoHS-compliant SMT soldering
profiles, and their construction incorporates board hold-downs for
maximum retention and vibration protection on printed circuit boards.
Advanced strain relief is provided for the contact solder joints through
built-in locating pegs, which also enable proper placement on printed
The MiniBridge connector system is available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and
12 positions with an air and creepage distance of 0.4mm. Typical
pricing starts at $1.97 for a 10-position board mounted connector with a
lead time of 4 weeks.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.