Cables

Tag-Connect Cables

TC2030-MCP-NL-10 6-Pin Cable with RJ12 Modular Plug (for Microchip ICD) 10" Version

This is the 10" (longer) version of the TC2030-MCP-NL cable.

Note that 10" exceeds the Microchip maximum cable length specification of 8" and is not supported by Microchip. However, the additional length provides increased convenience and has not been known to cause problems in general use.

Microchip to date has only specified the maximum length of the programming cable and not the typical additional length of PCB traces needed between the RJ12 connector (which might be on the edge of the PCB) and the MCU. With the much smaller TC2030 footprint you can usually put the ICD connection right at the MCU.

$35.95

TC2030-MCP-10 6-Pin Cable with RJ12 Modular Plug (for Microchip ICD) 10" Version.

This is the 10" (longer) version of the TC2030-MCP cable.

Note that 10" exceeds the Microchip maximum cable length specification of 8" and is not supported by Microchip. However, the additional length provides increased convenience and has not been known to cause problems in general use.

Microchip to date has only specified the maximum length of the programming cable and not the typical additional length of PCB traces needed between the RJ12 connector (which might be on the edge of the PCB) and the MCU. With the much smaller TC2030 footprint you can usually put the ICD connection right at the MCU.

$35.95

TC2030-CTX-NL 6-Pin "No Legs" Cable with 10-pin micro-connector for Cortex processors

TC2030-CTX (-NL) Cables illustrated with Keil's ULINK2

ACE Awards finalist 2013 for TC2030-CTX ARM Cortex debugging and programming cable

6-Pin "No Legs" TC2030 Plug-of-NailsTM Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030-NL Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2.

The footprint for the TC2030-CTX-NL Plug-of-Nailstm Connector saves over 66% of the PCB space used by typical FTSH-105 style micro-headers!

Datasheet: http://www.tag-connect.com/Materials/TC2030-CTX.pdf

Please refer to the TC2030-IDC-NL Datasheet for details of the TC2030-NL footprint.

You may also want to purchase a couple of TC2030-CLIP boards which will hold this cable in place for hands-free programming and debugging.

See also the TC2030-CTX "Legged" version of the cable.

For traditional ARM JTAG solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables.

WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel-ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in backwards, or select the LEMTA option below to order with the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out.

Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB and additional Legged Cable are shown for illustrative use only - not included with the cable!

$42.95

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

TC2030-CTX 6-Pin Cable for ARM Cortex

TC2030-CTX Cable for ARM Cortex illustrated with Keil's ULINK2 TC2030-CTX Cable for use with ARM Cortex

ACE Awards finalist 2013 for TC2030-CTX ARM Cortex debugging and programming cable

6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-NailsTM Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030 Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon and ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug Connector as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2.

Datasheet: http://www.tag-connect.com/Materials/TC2030-CTX.pdf

See also the TC2030-CTX-NL "No Legs" version of the cable with footprint that saves over 66% of the board space needed by typical FTSH-105 micro headers!

For traditional ARM solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables.

WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in reversed, or select the LEMTA option below to order with the 10-pin connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out.

Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB shown for illustrative use - not included with the cable!

$42.95

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

TC2030-IDC-NL

TC2030-IDC-NL

The TC2030-IDC-NL is our "No Legs" 6-pin Plug-of-Nailstm Cable fitted with a 6-pin 0.1" pitch ribbon connector.

With its tiny 0.02 sq inch footprint the TC2030 Tag-Connector has a footprint using about the same PCB space as an 0805 resistor.

The "No Legs" versions of our cables are designed to be held in place by hand for a fast programming operation or can be temporarily retained in place for debugging when used with our TC2030-CLIP boards.

See TC2030-IDC for the "Legged" version which has four additional feet which hold it securely in place on the PCB for debugging or programming use.

Popular applications include programming Atmel AVR, many Renesas MCU's (when used with our TC-Renesas E1 / E8a adapter) and Zilog. Also great for bringing our SPI / IIC / RS232 and test signal access.

A full datasheet is here.

Also available in 10" lengths (TC2030-IDC-NL-10). Contact us for 36" length versions of these cables.

 

$33.95

TC2030-IDC 6-Pin Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails(tm) Spring-Pin Cable with Legs

Tag-Connect TC2030-IDC 6-Pin Plug-of-Nails(tm) Spring-Pin Cable

The TC2030-IDC is our "Legged" 6-pin Plug-of-Nailstm Cable fitted with a 6-pin 0.1" pitch ribbon connector.

The "Legged" or "With Legs" versions of our cables snap directly into a tiny footprint of holes and pads in your PCB. By eliminating the need for a mating header component, you not only save PCB space but also cost on every board!

See TC2030-IDC-NL for the "No Legs" version which has an even smaller footprint of about the size of an 0805 SMT resistor.

Popular applications include programming Atmel AVR, many Renesas MCU's (when used with our TC-Renesas E1 / E8a adapter) and Zilog. Also great for bringing our SPI / IIC / RS232 and test signal access.

A full datasheet is here.

Also available in 10" lengths (TC2030-IDC-10). Contact us for 36" length versions of these cables.

 

 

$33.95

TC2050-MINIHDMI Legged Cable for Altium's cross-platform USB JTAG programmer

TC2050-MINIHDMIThe TC2050-MINIHDMI and the TC2050-MINIHDMI-NL are 10 pin Plug of Nails Cables for use with Altium's cross platform USB JTag unit.  

Refer to the TC2050-IDC and TC2050-IDC-NL Datasheets for TC2050 Footprint Details.  

Product information can be read here.

Discontinued. Alitium discontinued their USB JTag programmer several years ago. We do not plan to make more of this cable (though can always make a special cable for you). The TC2050-MINIHDMI-NL version may still be available.

$39.95

TC2050-IDC-NL-430 No Leg Cable for use with MSP430 / FET430

Tag-Connect’s TC2050-IDC-430-NL cable is a special version of the TC2050-IDC-NL Plug-of-Nails™ cable designed to be plugged directly into TI’s MSP-FET430 and is compatible with all MSP430 MCU’s. The cable is fitted with a spring-pin Tag-Connector that conveniently plugs directly into your PCB and terminates in a 14-pin 0.1” ribbon connector that plugs directly into the FET430.

 

The cable is fitted with a spring-pin Tag-Connector.

Plugs straight to your PCB - No mating connector or header required!

Requires only a tiny 0.03 square inch footprint of pads and locating holes in your PCB.

Footprint MUCH smaller than the standard 14-pin ribbon header.

Zero Cost Per Board!

High-Reliability Spring-Pins make a Secure Connection and are rated for over 100,000 operations.

Footprint has no height and reduces the size and space requirements of your PCB.

Can be retained in place using a TC2050-CLIP board.

 

Tag-Connect cables provide a simple, reliable means of connecting Debuggers and Programmers or other test equipment to your PCB’s while lowering board costs and facilitating efficient production programming.

Tag-Connect uses a specially designed (Patent Pending) connector which eliminates the need for putting a programming header or other mating connector on every PCB. Instead, Tag-Connect uses tried and tested spring-pins rated for over 100,000 operations to make a secure connection to a special footprint pattern of pads and locating holes in your PCB.

The legged “No Legs” footprint takes about the same board space as a couple of SMT resistors which means you can locate the footprint right next to the MCU if desired. If required, use the TC2050-CLIP board to secure the TC2050-IDC-430-NL connector to the PCB.

The “No Legs” Tag-Connector is also compatible with the “Legged” footprint, meaning you can conveniently debug with the self-retaining TC2050-IDC-430 and use TC2050-IDC-430-NL for a quick hand-held programming operation as may be typical during production.

This 10-conductor cable has a TC2050 Tag-Connector on one end and a standard 14-pin ribbon connector on the other and is wired specifically for the TI MSP-FET430 debugger (and compatible MSP430 debuggers). It is compatible with all MSP430 MCU’s.

If your MSP430 device supports SPY-BI-WIRE, also take a look at the SPY-BI-TAG adaptor with the even smaller footprint (0.02 square inches) TC2030-MCP-NL 6-pin cables. This is the perfect solution where board space is premium!

 

For full specifications, please download the TC2050-IDC-NL-430 Datasheet (pdf)


Also available in self-retaining “legged” version (TC2050-IDC-430). See TC2050-IDC-430

This product is available from our distributors

$43.00

TC2050-IDC-430 Legged Cable for use with MSP430 / FET430

Tag-Connect’s TC2050-IDC-430 cable is a special version of the TC2050-IDC Plug-of-Nails™ cable designed to be plugged directly into TI’s MSP-FET430 and is compatible with all MSP430 MCU’s.

 

The cable is fitted with a spring-pin Tag-Connector that conveniently plugs directly into your PCB and terminates in a 14-pin 0.1” ribbon connector.

Plugs straight to your PCB - No mating connector or header required!

Requires only a tiny footprint of pads and locating holes in your PCB.

Footprint MUCH smaller than the standard 14-pin ribbon header.

Zero Cost Per Board!

High-Reliability Spring-Pins make a Secure Connection and are rated for over 100,000 operations.

Footprint has no height and reduces the size and space requirements of your PCB.

 

Tag-Connect cables provide a simple, reliable means of connecting Debuggers and Programmers or other test equipment to your PCB’s while lowering board costs and facilitating efficient production programming.

Tag-Connect uses a specially designed (Patent Pending) connector which eliminates the need for putting a programming header or other mating connector on every PCB. Instead, Tag-Connect uses tried and tested spring-pins rated for over 100,000 operations to make a secure connection to a special footprint pattern of pads and locating holes in your PCB.

The legged version footprint takes about the same board space as two or three SMT resistors which means you can locate the footprint right next to the MCU if desired.

This 10-conductor cable has a TC2050 Tag-Connector on one end and a standard 14-pin ribbon connector on the other and is wired specifically for the TI MSP-FET430 debugger (and compatible MSP430 debuggers). It is compatible with all MSP430 MCU’s.

See also TC2050-IDC-NL-430 (no-legs version) with a tiny 0.03” footprint. Also, if your MSP430 device supports SPY-BI-WIRE, take a look at the SPY-BI-TAG adaptor with the even smaller footprint TC2030-MCP 6-pin cables.

For full specifications, please download the TC2050-IDC-430 Datasheet (pdf)


Also available in space-saving “no-legs” version. See TC2050-IDC-NL-430

This product is available from our distributors

$43.00

TC2030-MCP 6-Pin Cable with RJ12 Modular Plug (for Microchip ICD)

Tag Connect TC2030-MCP is primarily intended for use in development environments and is also ideal for production programming. The spring-loaded contact pins are held firmly in place by four plastic legs each of which clips securely into its own locating hole.

Tag-Connect TC2030-MCP is ideal where you need to maintain a connection to the PCB for an extended period such as when performing testing or development work.

See also TC2030-MCP-NL for applications where an even smaller footprint is required.

Ideal for both debugging and production programming.

This product is available from our distributors

$35.95