announces its new SYCAMORE surface-mount socket which provides superior pin retention and durability for high-volume applications manufactured using advanced automated systems. SYCAMORE’s design features three points of contact, providing the assurance of continuity and robustness previously only available from two-piece assemblies which are rarely available on Tape & Reel. Key markets for SYCAMORE include domestic and commercial gas detection systems, fire alarms and metering systems, plus many other applications which require modules and devices such as field-replaceable parts or temperature-sensitive components to be mounted to a PCB. SYCAMORE is a unique, proprietary Harwin contact design with patents pending.
SYCAMORE is a single-part SMT socket design featuring a low profile of only 0.3 mm above the PCB. Available in top and bottom entry versions, it accepts 1.0 or 1.50 mm diameter pins and is open-ended, so mating pin depth is not limited. Manufactured from Beryllium copper, contacts are gold-plated to ensure high conductivity and durability over a temperature range of –50° to 125°C.
SYCAMORE devices are available now, packaged on Tape & Reel, with 1400 parts per reel.