Hirose has expanded its compact backflip FPC connector product offering to include a 0.25mm pitch version. Supporting USB 3.0, Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards, the compact FH58M Series FPC connector is designed for consumer, medical, point-of-sale and other portable electronic applications.
The FH58M Series of FPC connectors feature a backflip style actuator and a dual-sided top & bottom contact for exceptional reliability. This unique design offers many benefits including PCB space-savings, excellent impedance characteristics and high-speed transmission. The backflip style actuator and dual-sided contact design provides high-retention forces and improved reliability required in demanding portable electronic devices including smartphones, cameras & video recorders, notebooks & tablets, DVD & Blu-ray players, portable music players, handheld gaming systems, and medical devices that experience shock and vibration.
The compact FH58M Series FPC connector has a mounted depth of 3.1mm and a height of 0.9mm. Combining small size and lightweight — the FH58M Series weighs only 0.046g — the FPC connector is also ideal for the growing wearable electronics market.
The FPC connectors have a user-friendly design, which includes wide tapers providing smooth FPC insertion. The FH58M Series also incorporates a metal lock mechanism, which allows for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal, and produces a clear tactile click that insures complete insertion. The FPC tab lock firmly holds the FPC in place until the actuator is locked.
The dual-sided contact design employs a bottom contact spring to provide high reliability and signal continuity. This dual contact construction, along with the retention spring, delivers a retention force of 15.0 N for the top contact and 14.5N for the bottom contact.
The FH58M Series is available in 31, 35, 41 and 51 positions. The connector meets halogen-free requirements and is RoHS compliant.
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.