ECV3-10-IDC-050-20 10-pin Castellated Board-Edge Connector to 20-pin 0.050″ pitch ribbon connector


ECV3-10 to 20-pin 0.050″ pitch ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-110-01 style micro-header.


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Edge-Connect™ – The Leading-Edge Connector!

This special cable has a 6-pin ECV3-10 Edge-Connect™ connector to 20-pin 0.050″ pitch ribbon connector.

ECV3 is the third generation in the Edge-Connect™ family. ECV3 is NOT compatible with the previous Edge-Connect family and both will continue to be supported as current products into the future.

ECV3 makes some minor improvements adding greater robustness, improved convenience and is designed to be a mainstream product.

Edge-Connect™ is the patent-pending newest member in the family of Programming Connectors and Cables from Tag-Connect. ECV3-10 is the 10-pin connector.

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.

  • 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.

ECV3-06-PKT-SWD has a castellation pitch of 1.27mm and requires a single tiny non-plated through hole to locate and hold the PCB in place.

New datasheet coming soon. Note that this product terminates in an 6 pin pin-strip connector.

Note: ECV3-10-050-20 with ribbon cable and Microchip PICkit 4 connector only supplied, Demo PCB not included.