MDR (Mini Delta Ribbon) 50-Pin Cables

CBMDR50MA-3 (MDR Cable)

CBMDR50MA-3 (MDR Cable)
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  • MDR 50-pin connectors
  • Male connector on each end
  • Overmolded ends with strain reliefs
  • Twisted pair wiring with cable shield

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See Also: 50-Pin MDR Breakout Board,   68-Pin MDR Cables,   All Breakout Boards


General Description

Centronics, MDR, VHDCI, HPDSUB  Connector Guide
Use these cables to interconnect equipment which utilizes 50-pin MDR (Mini Delta Ribbon) connectors. These attractive cables feature 50-pin MDR Male connectors on each end, overmolded ends with strain reliefs, twisted pair wiring, and a shielded cable jacket. Latches secure the cable to the mating connector. Two cable lengths (3 feet and 6 feet) are available. These cables are general purpose and are compatible with Winford Engineering's 50-pin Mini D-Ribbon breakout boards.
The connector used on this product goes by several different names, including Mini D Ribbon, Mini Delta Ribbon, MDR, Mini Centronics, Half-Pitch Centronics, HPCN, HPCN50, Half-Pitch CN, and Micro Centronics. It is also occasionally referred to as a SCSI2 connector, though that is not typically a proper use of the term.

MDR Connector Details

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.

Twisted Pairing

This cable utilizes twisted pair wiring. The pair mapping is as follows: 1/2, 3/4 ... 47/48, 49/50.

Mini D-Ribbon Breakout Boards

These MDR cables are compatible with Winford Engineering's 50-pin Mini D-Ribbon breakout boards, shown below.
BRKARMC50F-R6-FT
BRKARMC50F-R6-FT
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BRKARMC50F-R6-DIN
BRKARMC50F-R6-DIN
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Product Documents

Part #DescriptionData Sheet
CBMDR50MA-xMDR 50-pin Male-Male Cable
CBMDR50MA-x
MDR 50-pin Male-Male Cable

Product Details

  • MDR 50-pin connectors
  • Overmolded ends with strain reliefs
  • Twisted pair wiring with cable shield


Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
CBMDR50MA-3 Mini D Ribbon (MDR) Cable, 50-Pin Male-Male, Latches, 3Ft $22.00 $17.50 Yes
CBMDR50MA-6 Mini D Ribbon (MDR) Cable, 50-Pin Male-Male, Latches, 6Ft $25.00 $20.50 Yes
CBMDR50MA-3
Mini D Ribbon (MDR) Cable, 50-Pin Male-Male, Latches, 3Ft
RoHS: Yes
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QuantityPrice
1+$22.00
10+$17.50
CBMDR50MA-6
Mini D Ribbon (MDR) Cable, 50-Pin Male-Male, Latches, 6Ft
RoHS: Yes
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QuantityPrice
1+$25.00
10+$20.50

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