Using the CAB8 and CAB12 without an interposer

Though our interposers offer a wide variety of connectivity options, you may want to just plug the bulky CAB8 or CAB12 directly into your application. We use high-density D-sub connectors from the AMP-TE AMPLIMITE 0.50 Series, which can be purchased from any of the large online distributors (e.g. Farnell, Digikey, Mouser). Part numbers for right-angle and vertical connectors are listed in the table below.

CAB8CAB12
No. of pins68100
No. of channels6496
Right angle5787170-75787170-9
Vertical5749070-75749070-9

Each connector has the four outermost pins grounded, leaving 64 and 96 pins remaining for carrying signals on the CAB8 and CAB12, respectively. These pins are ordered top-to-bottom and right-to-left when the connectors on both ends of the cable are oriented similarly, as shown below.

Users of Eagle can download our external connector library, here, which contains connector footprints and pinouts.

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