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JoeN

So now that I am moving from through-hole components on hand-wired boards to surface mount goodies on manufactured PCBs it occurs to me that the .1" IDC connectors and cables that I am using (6, 10, 16 and 20 pin ones, counting the 6 pin Atmel programmer cable) might be able to be replaced with something a little more modern and higher density.  But I don't know a lot about this subject.  What is a good higher density surface-mount socket and cable system for board interconnection?  If through-hole still makes sense for this then suggest that instead, but it has to be denser than .1" IDC.  I am thinking logic level here, not a lot of current.  I can solder up to TQFP 0.5mm parts now so keep that in mind.  If it is no harder to solder than that I can probably make it work.  Suggestions?  Thanks a lot, again.
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Chagrin

Too many to list. Per Newark the common sizes are 2.54mm (which is .1"), 2mm (XBees use that), 1.27mm, 1mm, and .8mm.

MarkT

FlexPCB connectors are often 0.5mm pitch - quite dense!
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JoeN


Too many to list. Per Newark the common sizes are 2.54mm (which is .1"), 2mm (XBees use that), 1.27mm, 1mm, and .8mm.


OK, well I just did a bit of a search on eBay to see if there was something cheap that I could use to try this out.  Found a product called FFC (flat flex cable) 1.0mm pitch, 8 pins, theoretically ZIF (though I don't see how), 12 cm cables.  I bought 20 headers and 10 cables and that should be more than enough to play with.  Thanks.
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