Ribbon Wire for MSP 430 launchpad (Texas Instruments)

Hey everyone,

So apparently I ordered ribbon wire fromm digikey and the excepted time of arrival will be 3/15/17…


Yea, it doesn’t help and I need the wire ASAP…

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions of alternatives for this wire linked above?


Amazon has a bunch of them on Prime. I used the search term “ribbon wire 20p”.

Pc Accessories - Connectors Pro 100 Feet Spool 1.27mm 20P IDC Flat Ribbon Cable for 2.54 mm Connectors, 20 Wires, 20C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RX55SZW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-N2FybRD9E5KE

That item is just the cable, and doesn’t have the connectors on the ends.

The Digikey items are what they call “Value Add,” which means they assemble the cables in-house and send them to you, which increases lead time. You can do the same thing, but personally I never have much success with manually crimping those ICD ends on. Something like this will work fine as a replacement for your Digikey part, just make sure it’s the right length for you: https://www.amazon.com/Pc-Accessories-Connectors-2-Pack-Sockets/dp/B01E6MMFGO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484746502&sr=8-1&keywords=ribbon+cable+20p