After 60 years of expertise in the field of mass interconnect, VPC extended its portfolio with interface designs optimized for product test environments. The compact design of the iDock Series and the lack of an engaging mechanism, makes it ideal for high-volume product test changeover. The iDock Series is rated for 200,000 cycles.
Unlike many competitors, VPC's frames can be reliably mated without every module being installed. In fact, the modules can be partially loaded and still function optimally. Using locator bosses, VPC's module position tolerance is controlled in the receiver and ITA frame to ensure proper alignment without the excessive use of guide pins.
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While the load and force required will depend on the amount and type of I/O populated in the system, the interface design is based on the G12 design, a system that has been fielded and tested for more than 30 years.
|Frame Material||Nickel plated aluminum|
|Guide Pin Material||Heat treated stainless steel|
|Floating Bushing Material||Nylon|
|Internal Bushing Material||Stainless steel|
|Operating Temperature||-55° C to 110° C|
|RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU Status||Compliant|
|REACH Article 33 Status||Compliant|
|ECHA Article 59 of Reach Regulation||Compliant|
The iDock Series uses two standard VPC modules which accept PCB solutions. The larger interface frames use high-density 90 Series modules, while the smaller frames use iCon modules. Both module types accept PCB options that can increase signal integrity and optimize cable management.
In an automated test setting, misalignment can lead to catastrophic failure. VPC docking frames are equipped with floating bushings to provide up to .040" [1.016 mm] of radial float to compensate for alignment. The floating bushings preserve the frames and contacts during each mating cycle.
The iDock Series frames accept modules of different I/O types. Whether testing with power, signal, RF, data, fiber, or vacuum, these modules can be inserted side-by-side. Furthermore, many VPC modules are hybrid in nature, meaning that these I/O requirements can be intermixed in the same module, lending further flexibility and diversity.
Continue to the technical section to review part numbers for receivers, ITAs, accessories, and a variety of pre-configured modules compatible with iDock Series connectors. Check back periodically as new configurations are added.
As always, if you do not see the configuration you require, please contact a Field Application Engineer .
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