GPS Contact can transmit/receive signals above 1.8 GHz.

Press Release Summary:

Achieving mating force of 0.3 N with 0.1 mm beam movement, Universal GPS Contact is 1.8 mm dry circuit pressure contact that when mated and deflected, maintains true contact beam positioning with no conductivity to side walls. It features domed contact mating point and side wings, and has deflection of 0.9 mm, and X-Y-Z movement that facilitates flexible antenna connection. Applications include GPS units, PDAs, mobile phones, PC card devices, and wireless gaming devices.

Original Press Release:

ITT's Universal GPS Contact Improves High Frequency Signal Transmission in Mobile Devices

February 2, 2009

GPS Contact transmits, receives distortion-free signals above 1.8GHz...

SANTA ANA, CA - February 2, 2009 - ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has expanded its Universal Contact family with the Universal GPS Contact. The new device is a 1.8mm dry circuit pressure contact that when mated and deflected, maintains true contact beam positioning with no conductivity to the side walls. The contact also achieves a mating force of 0.3N with only 0.1mm beam movement.

"The proliferation of GPS features within hand-held devices has brought many technical challenges, including the need to transmit and receive high-frequency signals of above 1.8GHz between antenna and circuit board, without distortion of signal wave or length," said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions. "The Universal GPS Contact was designed so that it maintains signal length and wave integrity, transmitting and receiving distortion-free signals."

The cost-effective, robust contact allows complete freedom of board positioning and features a domed contact mating point and side wings. The Universal GPS Contact's X-Y-Z movement provides a robust antenna connection. The single piece stamped and formed BeCu contact has a deflection of 0.9mm and a free height of 1.8mm.

The Universal GPS Contact is ideal for GPS units, PDAs, mobile phones, PC card devices and wireless gaming applications.

Typical pricing for the Universal GPS Contact is approximately $0.075 to $0.095 each depending on volumes.

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