source for mate for BB xM expansion connector?

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source for mate for BB xM expansion connector? Chris MacGregor 9/13/12 2:55 PM
Hi.  Has anyone found a good source for a connector to mate with the BeagleBoard xM expansion connector?  I tried the support folks at both Mouser and Digi-Key, but couldn't find anything that's quite right.  Ideally I'd like something that works well with ribbon cable for the initial application, so an IDC type (insulation displacement connector) is good, but we will likely eventually want something suitable to solder onto a board.

The best they could come up with are 26-pin connectors and 34-pin connectors like this:

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/3M/4634-6001/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduibjfPEPRDHnucxrn1xBnB00U6QPHSzsTZ4Y%2f0F53P3%2fQ%3d%3d

or this in a 26-pin:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1-746610-6/ADM26S-ND/825376

or this 28-pin one that is suitable for thru-hole mounting but has pins that are much longer than the socket is deep:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/90131-0774/WM8150-ND/760864

Obviously something suitable is out there somewhere, and with any luck it's not $5 each.  Anyone know where to find it?

FYI, courtesy of the tech at Digi-Key, here is the datasheet for the female socket on the BB xM (according to the BOM), made by
Major League Electronics:

http://mlelectronics.com/wp-content/themes/majorLeague/images/_drawings/1/lswss-1-d-02.pdf

Thanks,
    Chris
source for mate for BB xM expansion connector? Chris MacGregor 10/3/12 10:39 AM
Trying again.  Anyone have a clue?  Someone must have a source for these
things.

     Chris

On 09/13/2012 02:55 PM, Chris MacGregor wrote:
> Hi.  Has anyone found a good source for a 28-pin connector to mate
> with the BeagleBoard xM expansion connector?  I tried the support
> folks at both Mouser and Digi-Key, but couldn't find anything that's
> quite right.  Ideally I'd like something that works well with ribbon
> cable for the initial application, so an IDC type (insulation
> displacement connector) is good, but we will likely eventually want
> something suitable to solder onto a board, and we could make do with
> that even now.
Re: [beagleboard] source for mate for BB xM expansion connector? Jacek Radzikowski 10/3/12 11:23 AM
Ask at MLE. They sell the connectors directly, but don't advertise
prices on the web site. You have to email and ask for a quote. There
was a discussion about connectors for Beaglebone about half a year
ago, you may want to take a look at it:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard/_zO5Hj8ouc0/discussion

j.
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