Low profile connector boosts speed transmission in portables

Flat printed circuit (FPC) connectors from Hirose are compact with a short mounted depth of 3.2mm, a height of only 0.65mm and a fine pitch of 0.2mm pitch to minimise the required mounting area, saving board space.

The FH53 series delivers high-density transmission to support Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards.

Two multi-functional metal fittings are incorporated into the connector housing to support correct tabbed FPC insertion/withdrawal and to hold the FPC in place temporarily before the locking operation. A firm and tactile click confirms correct locking. When locked the metal fittings close to hold the FPC tabs firmly in place.

The contact design features a sharp protrusion in the bottom section that presses up into the FPC stiffener to increase the retention force to 9.9N in the horizontal direction. 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 are prevented by a nickel barrier. Clearances are provided at the sides of the contacts / metal fittings and the housing to prevent flux penetration.

Suitable applications are portable electronics that require high-speed transmission, including cameras and video recorders,  portable music players, handheld gaming systems, point of sale devices and medical devices.



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