|I2C Bus Cables and Connector|
This document describes the I2C Bus connector used on many MCC products.
The I2C Bus Specification does not specify a standard connector. I2C is primarily used to connect chips on a printed circuit board, so no connector is used in the circuit. When connecting an MCC I2C Bus product to a target system, you have several options:
MCC offers a variety of I2C Bus based products. These products include
our I2C Bus monitors, host adapters, and iPack I2C Bus Cards. To provide
a standard way to connect these products, we use the Tyco
Electronics P/N: 4-1761206-1 (Lead-free replacement for Molex 15830064)
receptacle connector. This high quality locking connector includes four
(4) lines used for I2C Clock (SCL) and I2C Data (SDA), Ground (GND), and
+5 VDC. The +5VDC line is not required for I2C, but provides an optional
way to power attached I2C devices.
For the recommended P.C.B. layout, see Tyco/AMP 4-1761206-1 online documents (http://www.amp.com).
This connector is available through most Tyco/AMP distributors. Contact Tyco/AMP at "http://www.amp.com" and request a list of distributors in your area. MCC can supply limited quantities on special order.
MCC has available 4 foot and 8 foot compatible cables (Part# CABSnR). Contact our sales department for details.