These breakout boards feature two 68-pin Mini D Ribbon (MDR) Female connectors wired 1:1, with all pins brought out to screw terminals for easy connection. Having two connectors allows the board to be easily inserted "in-line" with an existing connection, allowing signals to pass through while being monitored. Similarly, it can be used to break out some signals for use while daisy chaining the connection on to another piece of equipment.
Each pin is also brought to solder pads (2 per pin) at 0.1" spacing, allowing easy addition of 0.1" 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.
These break out boards are perfect for experimentation and prototype work, as well as for use in permanent installations. They are well-suited for interfacing with data acquisition equipment or any other devices that use a Mini D Ribbon connector. 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 #||Vertical: 10268-6212PC|
|Threaded Inserts||Vertical: M2.5 (See Note)|
|Jack Sockets||Not Included|
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||$94.50||$89.50||Yes|
|BRKAMC68FF-S-FT||Mini Centronics/MDR 68-Pin Female Dual Breakout Board, Straight Connector, M2.5 Thread, Rubber Feet||$93.00||$88.00||Yes|
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