Low Insertion Force (LIF) Connectors were designed from the ground up as a drop-in replacement for ITT Cannon Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) DL Connectors and feature an identical mounting, cut out and contact pattern. Upgrading from ZIF to LIF requires absolutely no software, electrical or mechanical design changes.
LIF Connectors use a specially designed hyperboloid pin and socket contact set. This robust contact set offers enhanced electrical performance over the paddle spring contact sets available for ZIF Connectors.
Pin & SocketHyperboloid Contacts
ZIF paddle spring contact sets are susceptible to electrical intermittence caused by a variety of issues such as shock and vibe, debris build up, etc.
Our pin and socket contacts provide improved contact retention and are also self-wiping, minimizing the potential for intermittence caused by shock and vibe or debris build up between the contacts.
Tested for 20,000+ CyclesLIF Connectors are constructed of the same high quality materials used in high-end mass interface systems such as our SCOUT and TITAN lines. LIF Connector modules are built using a rugged dielectric composite epoxy reinforced with woven fiberglass. LIF Connector contacts are made of durable, electrically superior materials (BeCu or Brass 360) and plated with Gold (Au) over Nickel (Ni). LIF Connector modules and contacts are designed and tested to maintain high performance for a minimum of 20,000 engagement cycles.
LIF Connectors are available in a variety of standard configurations including the 96, 156 and 260 signal positions offered with ZIF Connectors. LIF is also available in multiple hybrid configurations that introduce power or coax contacts within the LIF form factor. LIF Hybrid Connectors are available in two standard configurations, one with 16 Power/Coax positions plus 16 Signal position and a second with 18 Power/Coax positions plus 72 Signal positions.
Leveraging on the superior electrical capabilities of printed circuit board assemblies, all LIF Connector configurations are available with a secondary contact set purpose-designed to allow efficient mounting of LIF receptacle sockets directly onto the surface of a PCB. By eliminating conventional cabling, PCB mounted LIF Connectors provide the best overall electrical performance while also offering easy integration and maintenance.
We constantly strive to improve our LIF Connector product offering. We are presently developing a solution for incorporating higher current signal contacts and another solution for thermocouple applications. We encourage customers with specific LIF requirements or suggestions regarding future functionality and performance improvements to contact our sales and applications staff. We will be happy to work cooperatively with you to develop a custom LIF configuration to suit your application requirements.
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