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Harwin and 4Links started discussions about Loki a little
over a year ago. After extensive testing on samples, the decision
was taken that the Gecko-SL connectors would be an excellent
choice for the I/O carrier board and all its subsystem interfacing
capabilities.
Harwin's 1.25-pitch Gecko-SL connectors have clear advantages
over specifying standard Micro-D components, being significantly
lighter and compact. As with all parts of the Gecko
family, they offer the extremely high reliability needed for mission-critical
systems. The screw locking mechanism allows
retention even when subject to intense torsion forces. The
4-finger Beryllium Copper contact design ensures that interconnection
is maintained regardless of heavy shocks
(50G/100G) and vibrations (20G). Gecko-SL connectors have a
temperature range
from -65 °C to +150
°C. In addition, they
also exhibit impressive
outgassing properties.
Gecko-SL connectors
come in a wide
variety of pin count
options. It was also
significant for the
Loki platform, giving
4Links' technical staff
greater flexibility in
connection combinations
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cessfully fit
into the available
area on
the carrier
board. As a
result, very little
space would be occupied
by unused pins.
" Harwin's Gecko-SL offered the
high pin density we needed, in a far better
way than we could get from competing
solutions, with only minimal board area
needing to be allocated, " said Saunders.
" Also, the greater pin count versatility,
through all the different versions available,
was appreciated. It has meant that we do not
have to over-specify, as connectors with the
required number of pins can be assigned to each function,
without pins being left unused and space being taken up unnecessarily. "
Harwin's
1.25-pitch
Gecko-SL
connectors
offer
high reliability
needed for
mission-critical
systems. (Photo:
Harwin)
The Loki development platform with the
subsystem interfacing area shown on the
right. (Photo: 4Links)
According to Sanders, the quality of the products and the
technical backup received from Harwin, have been pivotal in
getting the Loki platform to market. The platform is already
forming the basis of the on-board computing systems of numerous
low earth orbit (LEO) satellite missions used in weather
monitoring, Earth observation, and space debris removal.
This article was contributed by Andy Brayford, Business Development
Manager, Northern Europe, Harwin (Portsmouth, UK). For
more info visit http://info.hotims.com/82321-123.
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