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


Special version of the TC2050-IDC-NL Plug-of-Nails™ “No legs” cable designed to be plugged directly into TI’s MSP-FET430, compatible with all MSP430 MCU’s.


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Tag-Connect’s TC2050-IDC-430-NL programming 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!

Also available in self-retaining ‘legged’ version TC2050-IDC-430.


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