Hirose – Low-profile FPC connector has 0.2mm pitch

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Hirose has introduced the FH53 series, a range of Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors for small portable electronic devices that require high-speed signal transmission.

The connector series offers excellent impedance characteristics, and supports the signal-transmission requirements of the Embedded DisplayPort v1.3 and MIPI D-PHY v1.1 standards.

The dimensions of the FH53 are compact: a short mounted depth of 3.2mm, a height of just 0.65mm and a fine pitch of 0.2mm minimise the required mounting area, saving valuable board space.

Two multi-functional metal fittings are incorporated into the connector housing to ensure that tabbed FPC insertion/withdrawal operations are performed correctly, and to hold the FPC in place temporarily before locking. A firm and tactile click confirms that the FPC has been locked correctly.

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When locked the metal fittings close to hold the FH53’s tabs firmly in place.

The FH53’s unique contact design features a sharp protrusion in the bottom section which presses up into the FPC stiffener to increase the retention force to 9.9N in the horizontal direction. In addition, each contact and metal fitting supports the actuator axle during rotation to hold the actuator securely in place.

Solder wicking from the surface-mount termination area to the contact points is prevented by a nickel barrier. Clearance is provided at the sides of the contacts/ metal fittings and the housing to prevent flux penetration.

FEATURES

  • Number of contacts: 19 or 41
  • Top contact
  • 0.2A current rating
  • 30V AC/DC voltage rating

APPLICATIONS

  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Portable music players
  • Handheld gaming systems
  • Point-of-sale devices
  • Medical equipment

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