Waltham, MA – September 10, 2019: C&K, a leading manufacturer of high-reliability electromechanical switches, announces Interposer, a flux-free interconnect solution designed specifically for the aerospace industry in a High reliability, customizable way to connect two printed circuit boards.
The Interposer features spring-loaded contacts for easy, flux-free installation and removal. A direct connection is formed, eliminating the need for a wiring solution, and can be easily plugged and unplugged, making design and integration simple.
To maximize design flexibility, C&K has come up with an easy-to-use “Custom Interposer” concept that allows customers to combine and match a variety of options to create the Interposer required for a specific application.
The new interconnect utilizes C&K’s proven Starclip contact technology. This means that the electrical contact function is independent of the pressure applied by the spring, so the joint provides a stable low contact resistance regardless of the applied pressure or distance traveled.
Intended application areas include aerospace equipment, satellite payloads, high performance avionics/military and engineering test equipment. These interconnects are non-outgassing, have gold-plated contacts, and operate over a temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. They comply with the CS FR051 C&K specification based on ESA/ESCC specification 3401.
Rémi Antoine, Head of C&K Aerospace, said: “For applications where failure is not an option, the new Interposer has the highest reliability and is certified. It provides engineers with the flexibility and simplicity required for demanding aerospace and satellite applications. sex.”
These interconnect two contacts with a minimum pitch of 1.27mm and a minimum height of 8mm. The contact resistance is only 25mΩ, the rated current is 1.5A, and the working voltage is 100 or 200Vrms.