Microwave Journal

Eclipta Edge Card Connectors

March 23, 2018

Eclipta ECL  connector series addresses the medical market need for a reliable interconnect system with short lead-time and minimal cost. Eclipta easy assembly and high density interconnect design make it ideal for use with mapping and ablation cathethers, RF generators, home healthcare devices, value medical systems and many other disposable medical devices.

Eclipta connector incorporates an innovative, double-ended, edge card contact system featuring a PCB as the contact on the disposable connector side. This eliminates the cost of the contact system on that side. In addition, its plug and play design provides effortless termination and virtually eliminates the potential contact damage associated with the termination process.

Additional benefits include mass termination of catheter wires directly to the PCB in the disposable and reusable sides, scalability, customization, and the possibility to be re-worked on the reusable side.

Eclipta Features & Benefits

Eclipta Edge Card Technology

  • Double-ended edge card contact design
  • Mates to pc board on the disposable connector side
  • US Patent # 8727795 B2

High Mating Cycle Life

  • Minimum 2,500 mating cycles
  • Increases Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of reusable side

Plug and Play Design

  • Minimized assembly time and inventory costs
  • Rugged plug mates either to disposable device or directly to the system
  • Embedded electronics allows for greater design flexibility


PCB Connection

  • Fine pitch edge card contacts allow for smaller footprint in medical equipment
  • Finger-proof for patient & medical personnel safety, while eliminating bent pin damage
  • Effortless termination
  • Tolerates standard sterilization protocols: Autoclave, EtO, Sterrad®
  • Embedded electronics allows for greater design flexibility

Quick, Intuitive Mating

  • Unique connector shape & available keying ensures correct mating in fast-paced medical environments
  • Simple push-button active latch prevents inadvertent unmating and provides audible feedback