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Tag-Connect cables provide a simple, reliable means of connecting Debuggers and Programmers or other test equipment to your PCB’s while lowering board costs and facilitating efficient production programming.

Tag-Connect uses a specially designed (Patent Pending) connector which eliminates the need for putting a programming header or other mating connector on every PCB. Instead, Tag-Connect uses tried and tested spring-pins rated for 100,000 operations to make a secure connection to a special footprint pattern of pads and locating holes on your PCB. The footprint can take up as little board space as 0.02 square inches (about the space needed for a couple of 0805 SMT resistors) which means you can locate the footprint right next to the MCU if desired.
Tag-Connect cables provide a simple, reliable means of connecting Debuggers and Programmers or other test equipment to your PCB’s while lowering board costs and facilitating efficient production programming.

Tag-Connect uses a specially designed (Patent Pending) connector which eliminates the need for putting a programming header or other mating connector on every PCB. Instead, Tag-Connect uses tried and tested spring-pins rated for 100,000 operations to make a secure connection to a special footprint pattern of pads and locating holes on your PCB. The footprint can take up as little board space as 0.02 square inches (about the space needed for a couple of 0805 SMT resisitors) which means you can locate the footprint right next to the MCU if desired.
This Kit includes 2 Tag-Connect cables Legged and No Legs, a sample PCB to demonstrate footprint for each type of cable, and a Tag-Connect Clip Board for debugging with a No-Legs cable. The cables use high-reliability spring pins that connect to a tiny footprint of pads and locating holes on your PCB. The Legged version has plastic legs that snap directly into the board to hold it securely in place. The No-Legs version has three steel pins that ensure accurate alignment and correct orientation and is hand-held during a fast programming operation. Tag-Connect cables save the board space and expense of a mating header component on every PCB.