Memory Sockets accept very low profile DDR2 memory modules.

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Offered with through-mount leads for solder termination, 240-position Series 10052286 provides mechanical voltage keying and end latches that minimize overall profile. Nominal 18.3 mm VLP memory module installed in sockets achieves combined vertical height of less than 21.5 mm. Solder tail options support use on .062-.093 in. thick motherboards. Applications include blade servers, sub-1U routers, telecom racks, and embedded systems.



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Low-profile Memory Socket from FCI for Very-Low-Profile DDR2 DIMM



ETTERS, PA (June 19, 2006) - FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has developed low-profile vertical memory sockets that accept Very Low-Profile (VLP) DDR2 (Double Data Rate) memory module assemblies. The nominal 18.3mm high VLP memory module installed in a 10052286-series socket achieves a combined vertical height of less than 21.5mm. With this low height, vertical DIMM may now be viable in applications, such as blade servers, sub-1U routers, telecom racks and embedded systems, where angled DIMM or horizontal SO-DIMM have typically dominated in the past.

"Replacing angled sockets with vertical sockets can reduce the required board space for add-in memory by up to 75 percent," said David Sideck, FCI Regional Market Manager. "The vertical socket and DIMM orientation can also benefit air flow and aid thermal management within the system."

The connectors provide mechanical voltage keying and end latches that minimize the overall socket profile. FCI's low insertion force socket design provides for easy installation of memory modules. The force required to install a memory module is typically less than 22 pounds.

The 240-position, low-profile DDR2 vertical connectors are offered with through-mount leads for solder termination. Available solder tail options support use on 1.58mm (.062") to 2.36mm (.093") thick motherboards. Lead-free and RoHS-compatible options are available for both connector termination types to aid compliance with lead elimination initiatives.

Samples are available for delivery, with production lead times from stock to six weeks.

For more information about memory module connectors, contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-9351; call 800-237-2374, e-mail at electronics.us@fciconnect.com or visit FCI on the web at fciconnect.com/ddr.

About FCI
With operations in 30 countries and a turnover of 1.27 billion euros in 2005, FCI is a leading connector manufacturer. Its 13,000 employees are committed to providing their customers with high-quality and innovative products for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

For more information: www.fciconnect.com

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