I/O Connectors target portable equipment.

Press Release Summary:

Series 9257 design features fixed SMT socket mounted on PCB and housed in portable equipment such as handheld devices, industrial modules, cell phones, and medical electronics. Connector plug offers cable termination with options of single- and double-sided contacts and single- or dual-row plug connections. No latching is required due to click design of contacts. Socket connector houses 16 contacts in 2 rows on 1.25 mm pitch with 1 A/contact rating for 5,000 mating cycles.

Original Press Release:

AVX 9257 Series I/O Connector Specifically Designed for Portable Equipment

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 21, 2005) - AVX Corporation, a leading connector manufacturer, has released the new standard 9257 series I/O connector system to specifically meet the dimensional constraints of portable electronic equipment. The design features a fixed SMT socket mounted on the PCB and housed within portable devices such as, handheld devices, industrial modules, cellular phones and medical electronics.

The reduced-size connector plug offers cable termination with options of single and double-sided contacts and single row (8 way) or dual row (16 way) plug connections. No latching is required due to the click design of the contacts, saving important PCB real estate and providing design engineers flexibility and versatility in structuring their PCB layouts. The standard SMT plug provides positive alignment and orientation of the plug and socket, ensuring a reliable and secure connection.

"With the decreasing dimensions of portable electronic devices, design engineers are facing incredible space constraints. We designed the 9257 I/O connector system with the specific intention of helping portable electronic engineers overcome these constraints by occupying less space on the printed circuit board, giving engineers more room to operate," said Tom Anderson, AVX Product marketing manager.

The socket connector houses 16 contacts in two rows on 1.25mm pitch with a 1amp per contact rating for 5,000 mating cycles.
Optional customization of the over mould cover or parts can be supplied.

Pricing typically starts at $1.85 at 10,000 pieces with a lead-time of six to eight weeks.

For more information on AVX's 9257 series, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with 28 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 14 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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