Saturday, June 7, 2014


I got my test cable and clip from Tag-Connect today. I've been looking for something like this for quite a while. Tag-Connect cables require a very small footprint pad and no connector on a PCB. This is perfect for a test connection that is only used in development (like JTAG for an FPGA). I placed a footprint for the 6 pin TC2030-IDC-NL on the CPLD design that I expect to early next week. I used the NL (no legs) version to get as small a footprint as possible. This meant that I needed a special clip to hold the cable to my PCB (see Figure 2).

Figure1. 6 Pin Tag-Connect Cable, Clip, and Example PCB.

Figure 2. Tag-Connect Cable Held in Place on the PCB with a Clip.

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