Memory Card Connectors accommodate 2 types of cards.

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With external dimensions of 23.6 x 39.3 x 2.65 mm and ejection stroke of 5 mm, SCJD Series combine-type connectors allow use of Memory Stick Duo(TM) and miniSD(TM) cards in same slot. Available with media detection switch, card connectors feature maximum initial contact resistance of 100 mW at connector contacts and 100 mW at detection switch. Operating life is 10,000 mating/unmating cycles and operating temperatures range between -10°C and +60°C.

Original Press Release:

ALPS Presents Combine Type Connector Series for Memory Stick Duo and miniSD Card

Duesseldorf, Germany, November 08, 2007 - With the SCJD series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH offers combine type connectors which allow the use of Memory Stick Duo(TM) and miniSD(TM) cards in the same slot. The standard mount type connectors are remarkable for their compact, low-profile design with external dimensions of only 23.6mm x 39.3mm x 2.65mm (W x D x H) and their long ejection stroke of 5mm for the storage media. For enhanced user-friendliness, the combine type connectors feature a push-push mechanism, which allows an easy handling through manual insertion and removal of the Memory Stick Duo(TM) and miniSD(TM) cards.

The robust, high-precision manufactured card connectors guarantee for an operating life of 10,000 mating/unmating cycles. Operating temperatures range between -10°C and +60°C. The connectors are available with a media detection switch, which ascertains the presence of a memory card. The media detection switch adopts a highly reliable contact structure, ensuring a safe connection to the memory cards.

Further technical specifications of the SCJD series are a maximum initial contact resistance of 100mΩ at the connector contacts and 500mΩ at the detection switch, an insulation resistance of up to 1,000MΩ and a voltage proof of 250VAC per minute. The card connectors comply with the RoHS directive.

ALPS accumulated know-how in high-precision micro press technology and its long-standing mechanical design expertise for memory card connectors made it possible to reach the high degree of miniaturization of the SCJD series. Because of their compact external dimensions, these new connectors will increase the degrees of design freedom for set makers, contributing to their efforts to produce thinner, more compact devices. The SCJD series is the ideal solution for mobile phones, digital cameras, digital camcorders, PDAs, AV equipment and various other portable devices.

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ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.

Since its establishment in 1948 ALPS has grown as a comprehensive manufacturer of electronic components. At present ALPS is creating innovative high-value-added products in its main business segments - Components, Magnetic Devices, Communications, Peripheral Products, and Automotive Electronics - which are contributing to the advance of a digital society. ALPS is a global company that carries out its operations with 22 production bases in 9 countries as well as 57 sales bases in 14 countries. Consolidated net sales in the year ended March 31, 2005 amounted to YEN 644 billion.

ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH, a subsidiary of ALPS Electric Co., Ltd., was established in 1979. Since 1989, the European Head Office has been located in Dasseldorf, where a team of specialists works in Sales, Marketing, and Product Engineering. The activities of our branch offices in Munich, Paris and Milton Keynes, our sales office in Milan and our European distribution work are co-ordinated from Dasseldorf. ALPS Nordic AB, a 100 percent subsidiary of ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH, is based in Sweden and services the Scandinavian market.

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