Cables

Tag-Connect Cables

TC2030-SWIM

This cable is a TC2030-MCP modified to have a 4-pin connector that plugs to the SWIM connector on ST-LINK/V2 for STM8 MCU's

TC2030 Pin SWIM Signal
1 VDD
2 DATA
3 RESET
4 n/c
5 GND
6 n/c


$59.95

EC-10

Tag-Connect's Edge-Connect™ EC-10
10-pin Castellated Board-Edge Connector

The direct to the literal edge of the PCB Connector!

Tag-Connect Edge-Connect EC14 closeup with PCB

Edge-Connect™ - The Leading-Edge Connector!

Edge-Connect™ is the patent-pending newest member in the family of Connectors and Cables from Tag-Connect.

By connecting to the literal edge of the PCB (not the surface near the edge like traditional edge-connectors) Edge-Connect™ is designed to essentially eliminate the wasted real-estate needed by JTAG programming and test connectors.

Edge-Connect™ is an Ideal solution for space-sensitive PCB’s and modules that don’t have room on the board for traditional connectors but which still need a means of programming firmware and testing.

We've designed Edge-Connect™ so that we can offer low-cost, fast-turn, customized connector solutions to meet the unique requirements of your PCB - Contact Us if you have a custom requirement.

Shown below is the similar Tag-Connect Edge-Connect EC-14 14-pin cable with Castellated Edge Connector and attached target PCB.

Tag-Connect Castellated PCB Edge-Connect EC-14

  • Connects directly to the literal edge of the PCB
  • PCB snaps directly onto the Edge-Connect
  • Zero Component Cost on the PCB
  • Maximizes available PCB real-estate
  • Eliminates the cost of a connector on every board
  • Requires just one tiny locating hole
  • Low profile edge access ideal for use with stacked PCB’s with no access headroom
  • Cant be connected backwards due to keyed feature
  • Standard or custom design configurations available
  • Alternative pitch? Three castellated edges? No problem!
  • No Header! - No Brainer!

Instead of using the usual space-costly Surface Mount or Plated Through-Hole connectors, Edge-Connect™ has springy gold-plated contacts that connect directly to the literal edge of the target PCB using edge castellation.

A Castellated PCB edge is a board edge that has plated through holes that are placed overhanging the edge of the board and typically made at little to no extra cost even from most cheap proto-board fab services (often a check box in the online quote is marked "Castellated Holes").

Castellated edges are commonly used on RF, WiFi, BLE and IoT sensor modules making them suitable for soldering as an SMT component onto host PCB’s using the castellated holes as pins. Edge-Connect™ allows test and programming and even debugging without first soldering the module to the host PCB. This makes it very useful for factory test and programming of the module.

EC-10 has a castellation pitch of 1.27mm and requires a single tiny non-plated through hole to locate and hold the PCB in place.

Click here for the latest datasheet. We will be publishing revisions to the datasheet

NOTE: Even though shown as "In Stock" below, there is potentially a 1 week backlog on orders for EC-10. If you place an order now your card will be charged even though your EC-10 may not ship immediately.

$86.95

EC-06

Tag-Connect's Edge-Connect™ EC-06
6-pin Castellated Board-Edge Connectors

The direct to the literal edge of the PCB Connector!

Tag-Connect Edge-Connect EC14 closeup with PCB

Edge-Connect™ - The Leading-Edge Connector!

(14-pin version rather than the similar 6-pin EC-06 is shown above)

Edge-Connect™ is the patent-pending newest member in the family of Connectors and Cables from Tag-Connect. EC-06 is the 6-pin version.

By connecting to the literal edge of the PCB (not the surface near the edge like traditional edge-connectors) Edge-Connect™ is designed to essentially eliminate the wasted real-estate needed by JTAG programming and test connectors.

Edge-Connect™ is an Ideal solution for space-sensitive PCB’s and modules that don’t have room on the board for traditional connectors but which still need a means of programming firmware and testing.

We've designed Edge-Connect™ so that we can offer low-cost, fast-turn, customized connector solutions to meet the unique requirements of your PCB - Contact Us if you have a custom requirement.

Shown below is the similat 14-pin Tag-Connect Edge-Connect EC-14 with Castellated Edge Connector and attached target PCB - we'll update that very soon to show the EC-06.

Tag-Connect Castellated PCB Edge-Connect EC-14

  • Connects directly to the literal edge of the PCB
  • PCB snaps directly onto the Edge-Connect
  • Zero Component Cost on the PCB
  • Maximizes available PCB real-estate
  • Eliminates the cost of a connector on every board
  • Requires just one tiny locating hole
  • Low profile edge access ideal for use with stacked PCB’s with no access headroom
  • Cant be connected backwards due to keyed feature
  • Standard or custom design configurations available
  • Alternative pitch? Three castellated edges? No problem!
  • No Header! - No Brainer!

Instead of using the usual space-costly Surface Mount or Plated Through-Hole connectors, Edge-Connect™ has springy gold-plated contacts that connect directly to the literal edge of the target PCB using edge castellation.

A Castellated PCB edge is a board edge that has plated through holes that are placed overhanging the edge of the board and typically made at little to no extra cost even from most cheap proto-board fab services (often a check box in the online quote is marked "Castellated Holes").

Castellated edges are commonly used on RF, WiFi, BLE and IoT sensor modules making them suitable for soldering as an SMT component onto host PCB’s using the castellated holes as pins. Edge-Connect™ allows test and programming and even debugging without first soldering the module to the host PCB. This makes it very useful for factory test and programming of the module.

EC-06 has a castellation pitch of 1.27mm and requires a single tiny non-plated through hole to locate and hold the PCB in place.

Click here for the latest datasheet. We will be publishing revisions to the datasheet

NOTE: Even though shown as "In Stock" below, there is currently a potential 1 week backlog on shipping orders for EC-06. If you place an order now your card will be charged even though your EC-06 may not ship immediately.

$83.95

TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL-20

The TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL-20 has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for programmers and debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-110-01 style micro-header (20-pins).

The pin connections are 1-1 and all 10 pins are connected, pins 11-20 are not connected.

Please refer to TC2050-IDC-NL datasheet for the PCB footprint information.

 

$59.95

TC2050-IDC-050-ALL-20

The TC2050-IDC-050-ALL-20 has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-110-01 style micro-header.

The pin connections are 1-1 and pins 1-10 are connected, pins 11-20 are not connected in the cable.

Please refer to TC2050-IDC datasheet for the PCB footprint information.

$59.95

TC2030-ICESPI-NL No Leg Cable for use with Atmel-ICE

The TC2030-ICESPI-NL cable is a special cable for use with Atmel-ICE AVR that has a 6-pin TC2030-NL (No Legs) Tag-Connector at one end and a 10-pin 0.05" (1.27mm) pitch female IDC ribbon connector at the other. The 10-pin IDC can be plugged directly into Atmel-ICE providing 6-pin SPI, TPI, PDI, aWire and debugWIRE connections similar to the (now obsolete) Atmel AVR JTAGICE MkII.

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).

Note also that Atmel-ICE outputs the PDI and aWIRE DATA on a different pin to JTAGAVR MKII

TC2030-NL SPI PDI aWire 10-pin IDC
TC2030-ICESPI-NL Connections
1 MISO PDI_DATA DATA 3 TDO
2 VTGS VTref VTG 4 VTG
3 SCK     1 TCK
4 MOSI     9 TDI
5  /RESET  PDI_CLK                   6 nSRST
6 GND GND GND 2 GND

 

10-Pin IDC LEMTA IDC SPI TPI PDI aWire debugWIRE 6-pin TC2030-NL
1 TCK 10 SCK SCK       3
2 GND 9 GND GND GND GND GND 6
3 TDO 8 MISO DATA PDI_DATA DATA      1
4 VTG 7 VTG VTG VTG VTG VTG 2
5 TMS 6            
6 nSRST 5 /RESET   /RESET   PDI_CLK   RESET 5
7 n/c 4            
8 nTRST 3            
9 TDI 2 MOSI         4
10 GND 1            

Please refer to the TC2030-IDC-NL datasheet for details of the TC2030-NL connector and footprint.

 

$59.95

(Select the LEMTA option for the backwards pin numbering of Atmel-ICE)

TC2030-ICESPI Legged Cable for use with Atmel-ICE

The TC2030-ICESPI cable is a special cable for use with Atmel-ICE AVR that has a 6-pin TC2030 Legged Tag-Connector at one end and a 10-pin 0.05" (1.27mm) pitch female IDC ribbon connector at the other. The 10-pin IDC can be plugged directly into Atmel-ICE providing 6-pin SPI, TPI, PDI, aWire and debugWIRE connections similar to the (now obsolete) Atmel AVR JTAGICE MkII.

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).

Note also that Atmel-ICE outputs the PDI and aWIRE DATA on a different pin to JTAGAVR MKII

TC2030 SPI PDI aWire 10-pin IDC
TC2030-ICESPI Connections
1 MISO PDI_DATA DATA 3 TDO
2 VTGS VTref VTG 4 VTG
3 SCK     1 TCK
4 MOSI     9 TDI
5  /RESET  PDI_CLK                   6 nSRST
6 GND GND GND 2 GND

 

10-Pin IDC LEMTA IDC SPI TPI PDI aWire debugWIRE 6-pin TC2030
1 TCK 10 SCK SCK       3
2 GND 9 GND GND GND GND GND 6
3 TDO 8 MISO DATA PDI_DATA DATA      1
4 VTG 7 VTG VTG VTG VTG VTG 2
5 TMS 6            
6 nSRST 5 /RESET   /RESET   PDI_CLK   RESET 5
7 n/c 4            
8 nTRST 3            
9 TDI 2 MOSI         4
10 GND 1            

Please refer to the TC2030-IDC datasheet for details of the TC2030 connector and footprint.

 

$59.95

(Select the LEMTA option for the backwards pin numbering of Atmel-ICE)

TC2030-ALT Legged Cable for use with Altera ByteBlaster

The TC2030-ALT cable is a special cable that has a TC2030 Tag-Connector at one end and a 10-pin 0.1" pitch female IDC connector at the other. The 10-pin IDC can be plugged directly into some Altera USB Blasters and ByteBlasters.

The cable is wired as follows:

TC2030 10-pin 0.1" IDC
TC2030-ALT Connections
1 4     Vref
2 5     TMS
3 9     TDI
4 1     TCLK
5 2,10  GND
6 3     TDO

Please refer to the TC2030-IDC datasheet for details of the TC2030 connector and footprint.

Usually in stock in low quantities, but please contact us to check if your need is urgent.

$59.95

TC2070-IDC

14-pin Plug-of-Nails™ Cable - With Legs Version

Fitted with 14-pin (2x7) 0.1" spaced ribbon cable connector.

Approx 8" of ribbon cable between connectors.

For full specifications, please download the TC2070-IDC Datasheet (pdf)

See also TC2070-IDC-NL (no-legs) version.

Note that for many applications where 14-pin connectors are natively used by a debugger (such as MSP430, TI and ADI DSP's, Renesas MCU's etc) we offer some excellent alternative solutions that in many cases can reduce the footprint size on your PCB to 6 or 10-pins as well as reducing the price per cable.

 

$49.95

TC2050-PGUSB-NL

The TC2050-PGUSB-NL cable has a 10-pin "No Legs" Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails™ Connector on one end and connects to a USB 2.0 cable with type A connector as well as a 6-pin (2x3) 0.1" ribbon header.

TC2050-PGUSB-NL Cable Connections
TC2050-NL Footprint 6-pin Ribbon with  (2x3) 0.1" Female IDC Connector
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
  USB 2.0 Type A Cable
7 GND
8 D-
9 D+
10 VUSB

 

$49.00