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Advantages of IDT Over SKEDD
Direct Mating
   Cost savings of material and process/benefits:
§ No pin header required:
- less installation space and weight
§ Eliminated:
- one electrical interface
- one contact resistance
- one potential source of defects
§ One mounting process less
§ One press-fit or soldering process less:
- no thermal stress for the PCB
- no additional devices as required for press fit due to
high insertion forces
§ No additional technical requirement for the FR4 PCB
    § Designed for a minimum five mating cycles
§ No special tools required
- easy manual connector plug-in and plug-out by hand (using a screwdriver if pin version)
§ Easy exchange of complete components possible, e.g. for maintenance and servicing
§ Disconnect feature supports sustainable recycling
   § Arbitrary mating: anywhere, even on the reverse of the PCB
- new design possibilities for applications, e.g. a PCB can be used for different device models if all holes are arranged accordingly for SmartSKEDD
- if a PCB’s topside is fitted to capacity with components, the connector can mate on the reverse
§ Customizable for board-, wire-,and component-to-board connections
§ Single and flat ribbon cables possible
§ Cable harnesses can be pre-assembled with highly-automated
§ Assemblers can rely on over 30 years of know how in proven IDT assembly
§ Cable assembly can be processed on tried and tested knuckle

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