The new CX series connector, which conforms to the specifications of the USB 3.1 standard, is only 8.35mm deep. By comparison, conventional USB Type-C connectors are longer, up to 9.4mm. The use of the new smaller connector frees up space in board layouts which can be used to accommodate for instance a larger battery or antenna.
The connector features a hybrid design, using both surface-mount and through- hole soldering to minimise the board mounting space needed.
The design also facilitates automated optical inspection and eases reworking of the solder terminal joints with a visible lead design.
The receptacle is user-friendly and features a symmetrical mating face to allow insertion of a reversible plug. Use of a reversible plug eliminates the risk of incorrect insertion.
The CX series receptacle supports data- transfer rates up to 5Gbits/s.
- 24 contacts
- Pitch: 0.4mm SMT, 0.8mm DIP
- 5A current rating
- 20V AC voltage rating
- Rated for 10,000 mating cycles
- Control systems
- Medical devices
- Smart meters
- Point-of-sale equipment
- Imaging equipment
- Small portable devices