Hirose – High-speed board-to-board connector has multi-functional contacts

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Hirose’s FX18 series of connectors, which supports data rates of higher than 10Gbits/s, is suited to use in applications which transfer communications signals at high speed from board to board. The connector features advanced multi-functional contact arrangements which consist of ground contacts, power-supply contacts and three-step sequential contacts. The ground contacts provide superior grounding properties […]

Hirose – Waterproof, shielded circular connectors have IP68 rating

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Hirose has introduced the LF series of robust, compact circular connectors for applications which require a high level of water resistance. The LF connectors, which have a bayonet locking mechanism, are supplied as cable-mount plugs, panel-mount receptacles and cable-mount jacks for in-line connections. The connectors feature an electrically shielded structure with springs inside the housing. […]

Hirose – High-current wire-to-board connector provides for secure locking

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Hirose has introduced the DF63 series of small, high-powered wire-to-board connectors for use in industrial equipment which must achieve high levels of reliability. The main connector range consists of cable- mount female crimp sockets and board-mount vertical and right-angle male headers. The connectors can handle a maximum current of 15A. Hirose also supplies in-line versions […]

Hirose – Compact 160A power connector suitable for DIN rail or panel mounting

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Hirose’s EF1 series of in-line power connectors are small but provide a 160A maximum current rating for use in demanding industrial applications. The EF1 series consists of a DIN rail-mount in-line receptacle and plug and a panel-mount in-line receptacle and plug, both of which accept high-power crimp contacts. The innovative connector design allows the crimped […]

Hirose – FPC/FFC connectors robust enough for use in automotive applications

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Hirose has introduced the FH52 series, a family of Flat Flexible Cable/Flat Printed Circuit (FFC/FPC) connectors which meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications. The connector housing incorporates a robust locking structure which ensures that the actuator cannot be removed even under rough operating conditions. The rotating actuator is supported by the tips of the […]

Hirose – Low-profile board-to-board connector supports transmission rates higher than 10Gbits/s

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Hirose has introduced the ER8 series of connectors which supports high- speed signal transmission at rates higher than 10Gbits/s. It is suitable for use in industrial applications. The ER8 contacts offer excellent signal integrity, to ensure the reliability of high-speed signal transmission. The connector features an excellent insertion loss-to-crosstalk ratio. A 5 aggressor differential Far […]

Hirose – 25A board-to-board connector features misalignment absorption structure

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Hirose’s FX30B series of board-to-board connectors couples a high current capacity with the ability to absorb mating tolerances in designs comprised of multiple connectors. The connectors feature an innovative contact structure which allows for horizontal movement of up to ±0.3mm and +1mm vertically, enabling it to absorb mating misalignment and dimensional errors. The blade contacts […]

Hirose – Robust wire-to-board connectors have small board footprint

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Hirose has introduced the DF52 series of space-saving wire-to-board connectors for applications requiring high strength and durability. The connector range consists of crimp plugs and right-angle receptacles in a single row. The mated height profile is just 1.75mm, and the depth of the connector is 4.1mm, reducing the space on the board dedicated to connections. […]

Hirose – Shorter USB Type-C receptacle saves space in densely populated board layouts

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Hirose has developed a mid-mount USB Type-C receptacle which offers a compact footprint to save board space. 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 […]

Hirose – New FFC/FPC connector can be inserted by machine on the production line

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Hirose’s new FH63 series of Flat Flexible Circuit (FFC) or Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors enables automated insertion for efficient end-product assembly. A unique single-action lock allows an FFC or FPC to be inserted into the connector without opening the lock lever. This can be done with one hand or by a machine, helping to […]