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TC2030-CTX-NL-ST14

6-Pin No-Legs TC2030 Plug-of-NailsTM Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors and STLINK-V3 using SWD protocol.

This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030-NL Tag-Connector and a 14-pin ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-107 style micro-header found STLINK-V3 and provides the signals necessary for the SWD protocol on the STM32 MCU including SWO.

For Datasheet refer to the similar: http://www.tag-connect.com/Materials/TC2030-CTX-NL.pdf

See also the TC2030-CTX-ST14 "Legged" version of the cable that holds itself to the PCB.

If you need all 14-pins connected to your target board see instead the TC2070-IDC-NL-050 cable.

For traditional ARM solutions using the 20-pin 0.1" header as found on ST-LINK/V2 or the add-on Mezanine board in STLINK-V3SET see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables.

 

$43.00

TC2030-CTX-ST14

6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-NailsTM Cable for use with STM32 processors with STLINK-V3.

This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030 Tag-Connector and a 14-pin ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-107 style micro-header found STLINK-V3 and provides the signals necessary for the SWD protocol on the STM32 MCU including SWO.

For Datasheet refer to the similar: http://www.tag-connect.com/Materials/TC2030-CTX.pdf

See also the TC2030-CTX-NL-ST14 "No Legs" version of the cable with footprint that saves over 66% of the board space needed by typical FTSH-107 style micro headers!

If you need all 14-pins connected to your target board see instead the TC2070-IDC-050 cable.

For traditional ARM JTAG solutions using the 20-pin 0.1" header as found on ST-LINK/V2 or the add-on Mezanine board in STLINK-V3SET see here.

 

$43.00

TC2050-XILINX-M

 

The TC2050‐XILINX-M is an adapter designed to be plugged into a 2mm female 14‐pin Header found on Xilinx compatible programming cables such as Digilent's JTAG HS2 and HS3 and similar programmers.
 
Although primarily intended for use with our patented TC2050‐IDC Plug‐of‐Nails™ Cables, this adapter may be useful to people wishing to use a 10‐pin 0.1” ribbon header on their PCB.
 
 

See also the TX2050-XILINX Female version of this adapter which plugs into Xilinx Platform Cable and similar debuggers.

See also the newer TC-XILINX6 and TC-XLINIX6-M adapters for use with 6-pin TC2030-IDC cables.
 
 
$29.95

TC-XILINX6-M Xilinx 14-pin 2mm to 6-pin 0.1" TC2030-IDC Adapter

The TC-XILINX6-M is an adapter designed to be plugged into a Female 2mm 14-pin header found on programming cables for Xilinx such as Digilent JTAG-HS2 and Digilent JTAG-HS3 and similar programmers.

Although primarily intended for use with our patented TC2030-IDC or TC2030-IDC-NL Plug‐of‐Nails™ Cables, this adapter may be useful to people wishing to use a 6‐pin 0.1” ribbon header on their PCB instead of the native 2mm 14-pin header.

For programmers such as Xilinx Platform Cable USB II DLC10 fitted with a male 14-pin header, see TC-XILINX6

Also see the similar TC2050-XILINX-M adapter solution that adapts to a 10-pin 0.1" header for TC2050-IDC cables.

TC2030 Pin Number Signal
 
1 VREF*
2 TMS/SS/PROG
3 TDI/MOSI/DIN
4 TCK/SCLK/CCLK
5 GND*
6 TDO/MISO/DONE

 

$29.95

EE1202 USB Breakout Adapter for EE203

EE1202 USB Breakout Board for use with EE1202 EE1202 in system

The ee1202 is a USB breakout adapter for the EE203 Real-Time Current Monitor that makes measuring the current draw of any USB device a breeze. No more patch cables or cutting up USB cables to separate out the power and signal lines, just a nice clean USB-in / USB-out connection using standard cables.Signal integrity is maintained and the full capability of the RTCM is available to analyze and characterize your USB device.

Connecting the Breakout

Slide the breakout over the SUPPLY and DUT terminals on the RTCM. Connect a cable from your PC to the mini-B connector, and connect the DUT to a cable from the USB-A connector.  All signals are passed directly between the connectors, except for VBUS which is routed through the RTCM.

Alternative Connections

If you are analyzing a device that only requires USB power and not necessarily a protocol connection to a host, then you can connect a wall-wart charger to the mini-B connector, or leave the mini-B connector open and connect a power supply to the RTCM SUPPLY terminal. This allows you to vary the supply voltage to the DUT.

Grounding

The USB ground routed through the breakout must be connected to the RTCM ground. Normally these grounds will be tied together through their common connection to your PC's USB ports. However, if you are using a floating supply, like a wall wart or a power supply, then use the GND test point on the breakout to connect all the grounds together.

Noise

USB is a noisy environment. At very low currents noise can obsure the true current level. For a cleaner signal disconnect the USB cable from the PC and power the DUT from a power supply. Activity from other devices on the USB may also affect the apparent current consumption of the DUT.

Example

Below is a current waveform of a WiFi IoT node. It wakes up from sleep, connects to a server, then goes back to sleep. The sleep current of around 10 uA is obscured by noise. Disconnecting the cable from the PC and connecting a power supply to the SUPPLY terminal of the RTCM eliminates the noise and the current consumption can be seen clearly.

 

Whether you are characterizing a custom USB device, or attempting to understand the power behavior of a third-party device, the ee1202 USB breakout adapter is a valuable and useful addition to the EE203 RTCM.

$19.95

EE1205 Precision Current Source

EE1205 Precision Current Source EE1205 Precision Current Source shown with EE203 Real Time Current Monitor

The EE1205 self-powered Precision Current Source attaches easily to the EE203 Real-Time Current Monitor to verify measurements or can be used as a sanity check when you are not seeing the results you expect. It provides currents of 100 mA, 10 mA, 1 mA, 100 uA, 10 uA, and 3.16 uA. It is powered from the source voltage of between 3.5V and 6.5V volts and does not require a separate power supply. Currents are accurate to within +/- 2%. The current source will run at voltages below 3.0V if it is first started at a higher voltage.

When measured on the RTCM the logarithmic current values are 1.00V, 2.00V, 3.00V, 4.00V, 5.00V, and 5.50V.

Although it is designed to attach to the RTCM terminals, there are also holes which are large enough to accept a grabber clip so it can be hooked up for other uses. For example you can use it to test an LED without having to worry about the correct voltage and resistor values.

$19.95

TC-XILINX6 Xilinx 14-pin 2mm to 6-pin 0.1" TC2030-IDC Adapter

TC-XILINX6 Adapter converts XILINX Platform Cable 14-pin 2mm to 6-pin 2.54mm for use with TC2030-IDC cables Reverse side of Tag-Connect TC-XILINX6 Adapter which converts XILINX Platform Cable 14-pin 2mm to 6-pin 2.54mm for use with TC2030-IDC cables

The TC-XILINX6 is an adapter designed to be plugged into the 2mm 14-pin header found on Xilinx's Platform Cable II and compatible programmers. Although primarily intended for use with our patented TC2030-IDC or TC2030-IDC-NL Plug‐of‐Nails™ Cables, this adapter may be useful to people wishing to use a 6‐pin 0.1” ribbon header on their PCB instead of the native 2mm 14-pin header.

See also the similar TC2050-XILINX adapter solution that adapts to a 10-pin 0.1" header for TC2050-IDC cables.

TC2030 Pin Number Signal
 
1 VREF*
2 TMS/SS/PROG
3 TDI/MOSI/DIN
4 TCK/SCLK/CCLK
5 GND*
6 TDO/MISO/DONE

 

$29.95

Non-Slip Probe Tips

Non-slip probe tips in use

Non-slip Probe Tips - An Invaluable Addition to your Toolbox 

  • Probes slide onto standard 2mm multimeter probes
  • Tungsten-Carbide tips stay exactly where positioned - without slipping off!
  • Specially machined flutes bite through oxide, dirt, even coatings
  • Easily hold two probes in one hand without slipping
  • Safe to the touch
  • One pair of slide-on tips included*

*Main multimeter leads not included.

These non-slip probe tips make probing around a tightly packed circuit board a breeze. With these non-slip multimeter tips you no-longer have to worry about your probes slipping and sliding, shorting between tracks or just not penetrating through coatings. You can easily hold both probes in one hand whilst adjusting settings with the other hand.

Non-slip probe tips with multimeter probes

The Non-Slip Adapter has excellent ability to penetrate thin coatings and oxidation. Picture “A” shows the tip probing through a layer of enamel on a piece of transformer wire. The circuit board in “B” is intended for wet environments and has a coat of epoxy to seal the connections but the probe easily penetrates the coating. Solder joints and traces that have become oxidized can be dependably probed with the non-slip adapters as shown in “C”. The silkscreen on circuit boards that covers traces and interferes with standard probes can be probed through dependably.

Non-slip probe tips in use Non-slip probe tips in use

The points have a steel shank with a tungsten carbide point that is configured as a 6 fluted inverted cone. Available in two sizes, 0.8mm tips are standard, better grip, better for biting through coatings, and fine 0.6mm tips which are better for fine pitch parts.

$29.95

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

TC2030-USB

This cable has a USB A connector and USB 2.0 cable wired to a TC2030 6-pin Plug-of-Nails™ connector. It brings the USB signals directy to your PCB.

The TC2030 connector is wired as follows:

  1. VBUS
  2. nc
  3. white / D-
  4. green / D+
  5. GND
  6. nc

 

Other Tag-Connect cables with USB:

See also TC2050-PGUSB which has a 10-pin TC2050 connector with both a USB 2.0 cable and a 6-pin 0.1" ribbon connector for JTAG.

See also TC2030-FTDI which is a USB to TC2030 cable with inbuild FTDI 232 USB to serial convertor.

 

$42.95