ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH unveils the new SCHG series of combine type connectors with a two-slot, double-deck structure that enables the separate insertion of an 8 pin SIM card and a microSD card. The SIM card will be inserted from the front side, the microSD card from the right side. The surface-mountable connectors are available as standard mount type. They feature a manual insertion/removal of the SIM Card and a push-push mechanism for the microSD card, which allows for a user-friendly and easy handling. Thereby the SCHG series guarantees an operating life of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles for the microSD card and 5.000 cycles for the SIM card.
The robust, high-precision manufactured card connectors are remarkable for their compact, low-profile design with external dimensions of only 17.47mm x 16.2m x 3.0mm (W x D x H). Operating temperatures range between 25°C and +70°C. Further technical specifications 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 and are suitable for reflow soldering.
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 SCHG series. Because of their compact external dimensions, these new connectors will increase the degree of design freedom for set makers, contributing to their efforts to produce thinner, more compact devices. The SCHG series is the ideal solution for mobile phones, PDAs, notebooks, and other portable devices.
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 23 production bases in 9 countries as well as 57 sales bases in 14 countries. Consolidated net sales in the year ended March 31, 2008 amounted to YEN 693 billion.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH, a subsidiary of ALPS Electric Co., Ltd., was established in 1979. Since 1989, the European Head Office has been located in Düsseldorf, where a team of specialists works in Sales, Marketing, and Product Engineering. The activities of our branch offices in Munich, Paris and Milton Keynes, Stockholm, Gothenburg, our sales office in Milan and our European distribution work are co-ordinated from Düsseldorf.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH
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