Connector Classification

As the structure of the connector is becoming more and more diverse, new structures and application fields are emerging. Trying to use a fixed pattern to solve the problem of classification and naming can not meet the needs. Nevertheless, some simple classifications are still valid.


I. interconnection level


According to the function of the internal and external connection of electronic equipment, interconnection can be divided into five levels.


1. Internal connection of chip package


2. The connection between the IC

package pin and PCB. Typical connectors are printed circuit connectors


3. The connection between the printed circuit and conductor or printed board. Typical connectors are printed circuit connectors


4. Connection of base plate and base plate. Typical connectors are cabinet room connectors


5. The connection between equipment. The typical product is a circular connector.


There is some overlap at levels 3 and 4. Among the five levels of connectors, the products with the highest market volume are those of level 3 and level 5, and the products with the fastest growth are those of level 3.


II. Connector specification level


According to the classification of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), connectors are electromechanical components for electronic equipment, and their specification levels are as follows:


Family example: connector
Sub family example: circular connector
Type example: dip circular connector


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