|Adapters.com, Inc. now offers a new product
line of miniature extension cables to assist developers in connecting
your test instrumentation or emulator to your J-TAG development
A standard J-TAG connector is a 20-pin dual row connector with
a 2.54mm pitch and consequently takes up quite a bit of room on
your target PCB. The Small Interface Cable Adapter (SICA for short)
reduces that footprint to about 1/6th of that size. The user mounts
the "male" target connector on the PCB, and then with
the use of the flex circuit interface cable he or she can debug
the system using a JTAG instrument or emulator.
The SICA adapter line uses a surface mount Matsushita connector set
with a 0.5mm pitch on the target side. The connector is also very
low profile, 6mm mated height, and utilizes only 9 x 5.6mm or
target board space compared to the 30 x 9mm of space the standard
JTAG connector, and so it is very advantageous in tight places.
All of the connectors are keyed on both sides to aid the user
in proper pin alignments during initial set up. The surface mount
connector must be designed into the users development board to
take advantage of the SICA system. The SICA target and JTAG connectors
are rated at 500 insertion / extraction cycles.
Adapters.com, Inc currently has 5 pin counts available to ship
from stock. The SICA adapter kit comes with one flex cable assembly
and one male connector for the target PCB. Contact one of our
sales professionals for pricing and delivery information.