Beryllium-Free UCZ Series Connector Saves Valuable Board Space in Handheld Devices...
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ITT Interconnect Solutions
666 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Press release date: May 8, 2012
ITT's Dry Circuit Pressure Contact Z Series Delivers Green Solution for Smart Phones, Hand-held Devices
SANTA ANA, CA - ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, has developed a new Universal Contact Z (UCZ) for the growing hand-held device market, including smart phones, GPS systems, and medical monitoring devices. The UCZ Series was designed in response to a customer request for beryllium-free contacts with high electric performance. The UCZ Series provides a small-form factor, offering a 25% reduction in length over industry-standard contacts, freeing up significant board space.
ITT ICS design engineers selected a titanium copper alloy for the new UCZ Series in place of industry-standard beryllium copper. The alloy was tested for optimum electrical and mechanical performance. Once positive results were proven, the thickness and required radii were determined in order to achieve high hertz forces, maximum deflection and low contact resistance. Further advantages of the new UCZ Series contacts are improved RF performance for antenna applications and increased deflection range with a smaller footprint.
"ITT has a strong history as an established manufacturer of over four-billion standard dry circuit pressure contacts without a single field failure. The UCZ Series continues ITT's tradition of providing reliable interconnect devices with high-hertz forces and repeatable performances, which are very important factors in hand-held device applications," said Ted Worroll, UC Global Product Manager.
The new Universal Contact Z Series is available in six different free heights. Heights available beginning in April 2012 are 1.8mm, 2.5mm and 3.5mm. Further applications for UCZ Series beryllium-free contacts are military communications devices, digital lifestyle hand helds, and computing equipment.
Further details are available in an Applications Note downloadable from: www.ittcannon.com
About ITT ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2011 revenues of $2.1 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.