EC10-IDC-050 10-pin Castellated Board-Edge Connector to 10-pin 0.05″ IDC


10-pin Castellated Board-Edge Connector to 0.050″ pitch 10 pin ribbon connector.

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Edge-Connect™ – The Leading-Edge Connector!

The EC10-IDC-050 is a 10-pin Edge-Connect™ connector terminated in a 10-pin 0.05″ pitch female IDC. This uses version 2 of our patented literal edge of the board connector which is smaller and more robust whilst being fully compatible with version 1. The castellated PCB edge requirements are unchanged from version 1. The EC10-IDC-050 is suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. This cable is the equivalent to using our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter with a EC10-IDC cable connected to the ULINK2’s 20-pin 0.1″ pitch traditional ARM JTAG header. The pin connections are 1-1. All 10 pins are connected.

We generally recommend choosing the EC10-IDC or TEC06-IDC cables over this EC10-IDC-050 because cables mating to the Cortex 10-pin 0.050″ header use very fine 0.025″ pitch ribbon cable with very few strands of tinned copper wire in each wire of the ribbon. These fine strands can break over time through flexing and stressing. The thicker ribbon cables used with our EC10-IDC or EC06-IDC cables have many times the cross-sectional area of copper and make for a far more robust solution.

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 supplied 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).

Edge-Connect™ is the patent-pending newest member in the family of Programming 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 in the images above is the Tag-Connect Edge-Connect EC10 10-pin cable with Castellated Edge Connector and attached target PCB (Demo PCB not included).

  • 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.

EC10-IDC-050 has a castellation pitch of 1.27mm and requires a single tiny non-plated through hole to locate and hold the PCB in place.

See below for the EC10-IDC version 1 datasheet for PCB dimensions. We will be publishing the EC10-IDC-050 version 2 datasheet soon.

Note: EC10-IDC-050 with ribbon cable and IDC connector only supplied, Demo PCB not included.

Note: Even though shown as “Available”, there is currently a 1 week backlog on orders for EC-10. If you place an order now your card will be charged even though your EC10-IDC-050 may not ship immediately.