Molex Inc. has released a 1.28 mm height microSD memory card
connector. The ultra-small connector joins the Molex line designed for
microSD applications. Molex microSD connectors reduce memory card fly-out and
sticking problems in digital cameras, tablet PCs, mobile phones and other
compact consumer electronic devices.
The connector is surface mountable and offered in push-push
style. It includes a detect terminal for card detection, and brake features for
smooth, controlled card ejection. The connector is rated at 0.5A and 10V and
includes metal shielding for ESD protection. An inner-lead terminal design
provides secure contact reliability and prevents terminal stubbing during card
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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