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Tiger Eye™ Interconnect Systems

Samtec's TFM and SFM series are designed for micro rugged, high-reliability, high-cycle applications

Image of Samtec's Tiger Eye™ Interconnect Systems Samtec’s Tiger Eye interconnect systems are available in three pitches (0.80 mm, 1.27 mm, and 2.00 mm) and are designed for micro rugged, high-reliability, high-cycle applications. Tiger Eye is a multi-finger, heat-treated, beryllium copper (BeCu) contact designed for rugged environments. The superior spring properties of beryllium copper make it ideal for high mating cycle applications. Once formed and hardened, BeCu will retain its shape under a wide variety of conditions.

The contact mating surface is on the flat, smooth side of each finger. Smooth surface allows more mating cycles because it does not stress the plating; this provides lower contact resistance and longer plating life. A micro slot on the tail allows solder paste to penetrate the slot, wetting a larger surface area on the lead and providing greater solder joint strength. Connectors with micro tail slots tend to adhere to the wet solder paste prior to reflow better than flat leads.

The popular SFM/TFM series is a 1.27 mm pitch mated socket and terminal set available in vertical, right angle, and horizontal orientations. SFM and TFM are polarized to ensure proper mating and are available with optional friction locks to increase unmating.

Features
  • Available in three pitches: 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm, and 2.00 mm
  • Samtec’s most rugged contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles
  • Wide range of stacking heights
  • Friction latching, locking clips, dual screw down, or weld tabs options
  • Board level connectors, discrete wire, and IDC cable assemblies

TFM Primary Series

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPitch - MatingNumber of PositionsMounting TypeAvailable QuantityView Details
CONN HEADER VERT 6POS 1.27MMTFM-103-01-L-D-WTCONN HEADER VERT 6POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)6Through Hole61 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-L-D-RACONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole, Right Angle543 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-L-D-RE1-WTCONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole, Right Angle175 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-L-D-RE2-WTCONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole, Right Angle376 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER VERT 5POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-L-S-WTCONN HEADER VERT 5POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)5Through Hole101 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER VERT 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-S-D-ACONN HEADER VERT 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole221 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-S-D-RE1-WTCONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole, Right Angle517 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MMTFM-105-01-S-D-RE2-WTCONN HEADER R/A 10POS 1.27MM0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole, Right Angle250 - ImmediateView Details

SFM Mating Series

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPitch - MatingNumber of PositionsMounting TypeAvailable QuantityView Details
CONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD PCBSFM-105-01-S-DCONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD PCB0.050" (1.27mm)10Through Hole205 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-105-02-S-DCONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)10Surface Mount24 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-105-02-S-D-ACONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)10Surface Mount1120 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-105-02-S-D-LCCONN RCPT 10POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)10Surface Mount704 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-110-02-L-D-ACONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)20Surface Mount275 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-110-02-S-DCONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)20Surface Mount301 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMDSFM-110-02-S-D-ACONN RCPT 20POS 0.05 GOLD SMD0.050" (1.27mm)20Surface Mount409 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 30POS 0.05 GOLD PCBSFM-115-01-S-D-ACONN RCPT 30POS 0.05 GOLD PCB0.050" (1.27mm)30Through Hole414 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-12-10