ELECTRONICS: Molex Inc.’s new SlimStack Board-to-Board series of connectors has a 0.40 mm pitch, 0.70 mm mated height and 2.60 mm width. The new connectors offer a better combination of overall space savings and reliable electrical contact than any similar versions in the marketplace today.A unique set of features make the Molex SlimStack SMT board-to-board connectors ideal for use in mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, camcorders and other compact mobile devices. In addition to their ultra-low profile and narrow width, features and benefits of the new connectors include:
Two-point contact design and 0.18mm wipe length for secure contact and reliable electrical performance
Nickel-barrier plating to prevent solder flux intrusion
Tactile click sound and feel to confirm secure mating
Gold-plated terminals for durability over repeated cycling
The new SlimStack connector versions are available in 20-50 circuits and have four solder tabs on each mating side for secure PCB retention. The system is rated at 50V and 0.3A. In addition, the housing mold designs include a wide area to accommodate vacuum pick-and-place nozzles, which avoids the extra material and assembly costs of using vacuum tape.
Molex’s SlimStackTM line of micro board-to-board connectors offers product designers a broad selection of choices and proven quality.
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