Make connections quickly and reliably with this breakout board, which brings every pin of its 68-pin Mini D Ribbon (MDR) connectors out to screw terminals.
These breakout boards feature two 68-pin MDR connectors (both female) wired 1:1, with all pins connected to screw terminals for easy wiring connections. Having two connectors allows the board to be easily inserted "in-line" with an existing connection, allowing signals to pass through while being monitored, or to work with "daisy-chained" equipment.
Each pin, including shield, is also brought to solder pads (2 per pin) at 0.1" spacing, allowing easy addition of pin headers or other components. Please note that the breakout boards are manufactured with a connection between each connector pin and the corresponding terminal block position; no soldering of any type is necessary. The solder pads simply provide an area for making optional connections to additional headers or other components.
This breakout board is perfect for production applications as well as experimentation and prototype work. It is helpful for working with Data Aquisition (DAQ) equipment, I/O cards, and other devices that use a Mini D Ribbon connector.
We stock several MDR breakout board styles and form factors. Please have a look here.
A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
The Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) series of connectors provides a compact arrangement of durable sliding 'ribbon' contacts. The high contact density and good performance at high speeds have yielded many applications for this connector type. These are 'half-pitch' connectors, meaning that the contact spacing is tighter than full-size Centronics connectors, such as those used on our BRKDC36F or BRKDC50F breakout boards. The 'half-pitch' connectors utilize contacts on 0.05" centers.
Winford Engineering currently utilizes MDR connectors from 3M™ on these breakout boards; connector details are listed below.
|MDR Connector Details|
|Mfg. Part #||Right Angle: 10268-55H3PC |
|Threaded Inserts||Right Angle: #4-40 thread |
(See Notes below.)
|Jack Sockets||Not Included|
|Part #||Description||PDF Drawing||DWG Drawing||IGES Model||STEP Model||Document|
|BRKAMC68FF-S-DIN||68-Pin MDR Female, Dual, DIN Mount|
|BRKAMC68FF-S-FT||68-Pin MDR Female, Dual, Rubber Feet|
|Connector Guide||Which connector do I have? Consult this helpful identification guide.|
This breakout board is general-purpose in nature and useful when interfacing to a variety of equipment. There is some use of this 68-pin MDR connector in the data aquisition and instrumentation fields. This breakout board is designed to work with this type of system to split out I/O signals for connection to other equipment. Examples include the GUNT 'FL 151' Multi-Channel Measuring Amplifier.
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Pricing and Ordering
|Product #||Description||1+||10+||RoHS||Buy Now|
Mini D Ribbon 68-Pin Straight Connector:
|BRKAMC68FF-S-DIN||Mini Centronics/MDR 68-Pin Female Dual Breakout Board, Straight Connector, M2.5 Thread, DIN Rail Mount||$101.10||$95.75||Yes|
|BRKAMC68FF-S-FT||Mini Centronics/MDR 68-Pin Female Dual Breakout Board, Straight Connector, M2.5 Thread, Rubber Feet||$99.50||$94.15||Yes|
All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.