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Product Spotlight: Mill-Max PLCC Sockets

Mill-Max offers a full line of PLCC (plastic leaded chip carriers) sockets that provide secure connections between ICs and PCBs. Mill-Max’s PLCC sockets fall under their 540 and 940 part number series and are available in both surface mount or through hole mount configurations. In addition to different mounting options, Mill-Max also offers PLCC sockets in compact and standard styles.

Mill-Max PLCC Socket Features

  • Innovative open frame design that improves soldering and makes visual inspection easy
  • Internal standoffs for precise positioning and heat dissipation
  • 150 μ” tin plating on contacts
  • Designed to JEDEC standards
  • Available in bulk or tape packaging

Mill-Max PLCC Socket Technical Specs

Authorized Source for Mill-Max PLCC Sockets

bisco industries is your authorized source for Mill-Max PLCC sockets. We offer stock on many of the 540 and 940 series PLCC sockets. Popular stocked Mill-Max PLCC sockets include:

In addition to a full service e-commerce website, bisco has a dedicated team of over 250 local representatives to assist you. To find stock, get pricing, and place orders visit biscoind.com today!

Product Spotlight: New SMT Gull Wing Connectors from Mill-Max

Mill-Max recently announced a new line of fine pitch SMT gull wing connectors.  Like other surface mount technology (SMT) connectors, Mill-Max’s gull wing connectors are mounted directly on the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs) with the gull wing design (out, down, out extension of the pins) ensuring easy inspection of the soldering joints.

The new SMT gull wing connector series includes both 1mm headers with positions 3 through 26 (860-10-0XX-30-002000) and 1mm sockets with positions 3 through 26 (861-13-0XX-30-002000). Their compact size makes these SMT connectors ideal for applications where space is at a premium.  In addition, the SMT gull wing connectors feature gold plating to provide superior conductivity.  To learn more about SMT gull wing connector technical info view the Mill-Max spec sheet.

Authorized Mill-Max SMT Gull Wing Connector Distributor

bisco industries is your authorized distributor for Mill-Max SMT gull wing connectors. We stock thousands of Mill-Max connectors available for same day shipment from bisco’s 7 distribution centers.  Search Mill-Max items on biscoind.com or contact our customer service team today!

In Stock Mill-Max SMT Gull Wing Connectors

What is an IC Socket?

IC sockets (integrated circuit sockets) act as static connectors between integrated circuits (ICs) and printed circuit boards (PCBs). IC Sockets are used for two primary reasons:

  1. IC sockets prevent damage to ICs caused by soldering IC chips directly to the circuit board. Instead, the more durable IC sockets are soldered to the board and the chip is simply inserted into the socket.
  2. IC sockets allow ICs to be inserted and removed easily. This means damaged IC chips can be replaced with relative ease without damaging the PCB.

IC Socket Styles

IC sockets are manufactured in a variety styles but perhaps the most common style is dual-in-line (DIL). Dual-in-line sockets feature two rows of sockets separated and aligned by a rectangular thermoplastic insulator. Other IC configurations include press-fit IC sockets and right angle mount IC sockets.

IC Socket Applications

IC sockets are utilized in nearly any application that uses an integrated circuit. This means that the vast majority of electronic devices could or do utilize IC sockets.

Top IC Socket Manufacturers

Learn More About Integrated Circuit Sockets

To get a better idea of the diversity of IC socket configurations check out Mill-Max’s product catalog. To find pricing, availability, or specific product info search biscoind.com or contact our customer support team.

Superior Press-Fit Pins & Receptacles from Mill-Max

Leading PCB interconnect manufacturer, Mill-Max, understands that quality is critical when it comes to printed circuit board connectors. That’s exactly why Mill-Max has designed its line of press-fit pins and receptacles to meet the highest industry standards.  Using proprietary manufacturing methods, pins and receptacles are high speed turned to meet precise tolerances and plated to ensure superior conductivity and corrosion resistance.

Mill-Max’s precision turned press-fit pins and receptacles offer many benefits over traditional stamped and formed connectors.

Benefits of Precision Turned Pins & Receptacles:

  • Seamless construction prevents contact contamination from wave or reflow soldering.
  • Specialized press-fit feature geometries – triangle, square, hexagon, octagon – to meet the hole size requirements of specific applications.
  • Lead-in countersinks on pin receptacles to facilitate pin alignment.
  • Pin and receptacle shells are brass alloy, 360 ½ hard, for strength, conductive and thermal properties.
  • Multi-finger beryllium copper contact clip scores the mating device lead for gastight electrical connection and provides best power and force distribution.
  • Two-piece receptacle construction (shell and contact clip) allows for cost efficient plating combinations for best solderability and conductivity.

Your Authorized Source for Mill-Max

bisco industries is your local authorized distributor for Mill-Max press-fit pins and receptacles. We stock over 3000 Mill-Max connectors and offer easy online pricing and ordering.

Want to learn more about Mill-Max press-fit pins and receptacles?

Review this handy whitepaper or check out Mill-Max’s product configurator.

Need pricing and availability?

Visit biscoind.com and simply search for the Mill-Max part number you need.

4 Types of Board-to-Board Connectors

Board-to-board connectors provide a reliable plug-able connection between printed circuit boards (PCBs). Board-to-board connectors provide particular advantage in that they allow PCBs to be easily replaced and upgraded. Although available in many configurations all board-to-board connectors operate on the basic premise of male pins mating with female sockets. Among the many variations in board-to-board connectors are fine pitch board-to-board connectors, SMT board-to-board connectors, right angle board-to-board connectors, and spring-loaded board-to-board connectors.

PcB connector Types

  • Fine pitch connectors are ideal for electronic applications where space is extremely limited. Fine pitch board-to-board connectors offer low mating heights, narrow bodies, and allow for easy mating and assembly.
  • SMT connectors allow PC boards that only have surface mount components to be connected quickly and reliably. SMT board-to-board connectors eliminate requirements for drilling and can undergo reflow soldering along with other surface mount components.
  • Right angle connectors like their name insinuates allow connections at right angles. Thus vertical and horizontal PCBs can be connected without changing their orientation.
  • Spring-loaded connectors contain springs that allow for a secure connection despite fluctuations in spacing between the boards. Spring-loaded board-to-board connectors are ideal for applications like portable equipment that endure constant movement and vibration.

bisco industries offers these board-to-board connectors and many more from leading manufacturers like Mill-Max. Mill-Max utilizes proprietary machining processes to reduce connector tolerances, increase manufacturing speed, and simplify product customization. To get pricing and order Mill-Max board-to-board connectors visit biscoind.com today!

Mill-Max’s top selling board-to-board connectors include:

Fine Pitch Connectors

860-10-050-10-002000

861-13-050-10-002000

SMT Connectors

811-22-002-30-001101

399-43-164-10-003000

812-22-004-30-002101

540-44-068-17-400000

Right Angle Connectors

852-10-100-20-001000

853-93-100-20-001000

800-10-064-20-001000

Spring-Loaded Connectors

0914-0-15-20-77-14-11-0

0906-0-15-20-76-14-11-0

0854-0-15-20-82-14-11-0

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