The BRKGVH68FV1-R breakout board contains a female 68-pin VHDCI connector, which is sometimes referred to as a SCSI-5 connector. This style of connector is used by a number of equipment vendors, including National Instruments™.
These breakout boards bring all 68 pins and shield of a 68-pin VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect) connector out to spring connection terminal blocks for quick, easy, secure connections. Each connector pin is also brought to solder pads which can be used as test points or for the addition of soldered components. The solder pads are arranged on standard 0.1" spacing, supporting the addition of soldered components such as pin headers. 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 features push-in spring connection terminal blocks. These screwless spring clamp terminal blocks allow connections to be made very quickly and efficiently. The spring terminal connections are reliable and secure, but wires can be connected and disconnected in a fraction of the time required with standard screw terminal blocks. Simply depress the actuator button on top of the terminal block, insert or remove the wire, and release the button. Done! In addition, screwless spring connections can offer better results in environments where vibration could potentially loosen standard screw terminal block connections. If your application requires screw terminals rather than spring terminals, please consider the BRKAVH68FV1 design.
National Instruments™ uses this 68-pin VHDCI connector on some of their DAQ cards, making this breakout board a good option for interfacing to these National Instruments products. Note that NI™ actually uses two different styles of 68-pin connectors: the VHDCI, and the half-pitch DSUB (0.050 D-type). The Winford Engineering BRKGVH68FV1-R uses the VHDCI connector. It can also be used with 0.050 D-type boards by using an appropriate adapter cable.
At the time of this writing, National Instruments does not offer a breakout board / connector block for the 68-pin VHDCI connector. Instead, they offer a 68-pin half-pitch DSUB (0.050 D-type) connector block to support their 68-pin VHDCI DAQ boards; this requires the use of an adapter cable to convert between VHDCI and 0.050 DSUB. A typical combination of NI hardware would be the NI SCB-68A connector block and the SHC68-68-EPM adapter cable, or equivalent. In contrast, the BRKGVH68FV1-R breakout board can connect directly to VHDCI devices by using a standard VHDCI cable. Thus the BRKGVH68FV1-R breakout board is an alternative to the National Instruments SCB-68 or SCB-68A breakout module when interfacing to a VHDCI connector.
Note: "National Instruments" and "NI" are trademarks of National Instruments. Neither Winford Engineering, nor any software programs or other goods or services offered by Winford Engineering, are affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by National Instruments.
These Winford Engineering break out boards are perfect for experimentation, prototype work, lab projects, and permanent installations. They are well-suited for interfacing with data acquisition equipment, control systems, or any other devices that use the 68-pin VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect) connector.
A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
|Part #||Description||IGES Model||STEP Model||Document|
|BRKGVH68FV1-R-DIN||VHDCI, Right Angle, DIN Mount|
|BRKGVH68FV1-R-FT||VHDCI, Right Angle, Feet|
|Connector Guide||Which connector do I have? Consult this helpful identification guide.|
The VHDCI connector provides a compact arrangement of sliding contacts. The high contact density (0.8mm pitch) and good performance at high speeds make this connector a good choice for numerous applications, such as DAQ and SCSCI-5 equipment. For these breakout boards, Winford Engineering currently utilizes VHDCI connectors from Amphenol™ or TE™. Connector details are listed below.
|VHDCI Connector Details|
|Mfg. Part #||HE11-RAA-101||5796055-1|
|Jack Sockets||M2 x 0.4 female thread||M2 x 0.4 female thread|
The connector used on these breakout boards contains screw locks/jack screws for securing a mating cable. The jack screws accept M2 x 0.4 thread screws.
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Pricing and Ordering
|Product #||Description||1+||10+||RoHS||Buy Now|
VHDCI, 68-Pin Female Right Angle Connector:
|BRKGVH68FV1-R-DIN||VHDCI 68-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A, Spring Terminals, DIN Rail Mount||$89.50||$84.50||Yes|
|BRKGVH68FV1-R-FT||VHDCI 68-Pin Female Breakout Board, R/A, Spring Terminals, Feet||$88.00||$83.00||Yes|
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