Press Release Summary:
Available from 21 to 39 circuits, SMT ZIF (zero insertion force) FPC connector includes spring features on terminals, ensuring secure electrical contact is maintained even if cable is pulled up or down after actuation. Front flip Easy-On(TM) actuator offers easy cable access and strong retention, and actuator-to-housing friction lock provides additional cable retention and audible click when mating. SMT ZIF bottom-contact series is rated at 0.2 A and 50 V.
Original Press Release:
World's Smallest FPC Connector from Molex Offers Secure Contact Retention
LISLE, Ill. - October 22, 2008- Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) introduces a new 0.25mm (.010") pitch FPC connector, which saves up to 40 percent of space compared to similar 0.30mm pitch connectors for applications in cell phones and other mobile devices. This new SMT ZIF (zero insertion force) connector offers the smallest overall size in terms of height, depth and length of any FPC connector in the market today.
Available from 21 to 39 circuits, Molex's SMT ZIF connector includes spring features on the terminals, ensuring secure electrical contact is maintained even if the cable is pulled up or down after actuation. The terminal design also provides full ZIF functionality, which means no contact is made between the cable and connector during insertion, providing protection against wear or damage to the FPC contact pads.
The front flip Easy-On(TM) actuator offers easy cable access and strong cable retention. An actuator-to-housing friction lock provides additional cable retention and an audible click when mating. The 0.25mm pitch cable has a similar layout and tolerances as 0.30mm pitch cable, which makes it more economical and easier to source than 0.20mm pitch cable.
The SMT ZIF bottom-contact series is rated at 0.2 amps and 50 volts. Operators can ensure the cable is properly placed, because it includes a large open area where the cable is inserted. The housing design also features a flat, open area to accommodate pick-and-place equipment. Front solder tabs under the housing provide space savings, stability, and strain relief for SMT solder joints.
For more information on Molex's broad line of SMT FPC connectors visit: www.molex.com/product/smt_ffc-fpc.html.
About Molex Incorporated
Molex Incorporated is a 70-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com.