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Push-Pull Connector features .053 in. height above PCB.

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July 22, 2014 - With .425 x .480 in. footprint, SIM8050 Nano SIM Connector features 6 contacts and protective full metal shell. Socket accepts 4th form factor Nano SIM card format, which measures .484 x .346 x .026 in. and maintains existing SIM contact arrangements. Suitable for 5,000 card insertion cycles, connector includes card stop function that prevents mis-orientation during card insertion. Plastic pegs and SMT hold-downs offer accurate PCB placement and PCB retention strength.

Global Connector Technology, Inc

354 Merrimack Street, Building 1, Suite 262,, Lawrence, MA, 01843, USA

Original Press Release

GCT Launch Improved Tiny Footprint Nano SIM Connector

Press release date: July 16, 2014

Global Connector Technology’s philosophy is one of constant improvement.  Following customer feedback GCT is launching the re-engineered SIM8050 Nano SIM connector, which at .425” x .480” has the smallest footprint of any push-pull connector on the market.

The product has evolved to include a protective full metal shell and a height reduction to .053”.   Improved card insertion and extraction allows for a better user experience, whilst maintaining excellent vibration and shock characteristics.

GCT’s Nano SIM socket accepts the 4th form factor Nano SIM card format. This format measures .484” (L) x .346” (W) x .026” (T) and maintains existing SIM contact arrangements while reducing insulator size and thickness versus Micro SIM cards. Nano-SIM cards are approximately 15% percent slimmer than .029” thick Mini and Micro SIM cards.

SIM8050 is a push-pull connector with 6 contacts and .053” height above PCB.  Measuring just .425” x .480”, a full metal shell protects the Nano SIM card. The connector is suitable for 5,000 card insertion cycles, while a card stop function prevents mis-orientation during card insertion.  Plastic pegs and SMT hold-downs offer accurate PCB placement and PCB retention strength.

To speed up design downloadable drawings, 3D models and specification are available from the GCT website. Call today to discuss design requirements, or visit www.gct.co to see why GCT should be the supplier of choice for SIM card connectors.

About Global Connector Technology
Global Connector Technology (www.gct.co) is headquartered in Hong Kong and has sales and support locations in Hong Kong, North America and Europe. Part of a privately held group of companies, GCT has manufacturing locations in mainland China and a dedicated engineering team based in Hong Kong. GCT is enjoying rapid growth with its focus on expanding markets including handheld devices, computing, industrial, security, medical and consumer. GCT is an ISO9001 approved organization and its products are fully RoHS and Reach compliant.

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