Lisle, Ill. A new range of 0.95-mm height SlimStack connectors from Molex Inc. offers ultra-low profile stacking for space-constrained applications such as cell phones, PDAs, digital consumer equipment and other handheld systems. These new 0.40-mm pitch SMT connectors come in single- and dual-row versions in circuit sizes from 7 to 80.
The dual-row version can be used in board-to-board or flex-to-board applications, while the single-row is used only with flex cable on one side. The thin profile designs of these connectors make them a suitable alternative to FFC connectors in applications where FFC actuators are hard to engage.
The SlimStack connectors offer a number of features, including a gold-plated contact design that provides good electrical properties, as well as a tactile "click" to confirm mating. The connectors also include a nickel-plated barrier, which is selectively applied to terminals to help prevent solder wicking during high-temperature lead-free processes. The connectors are rated at 50 V/0.1 A.
Guide posts help facilitate mating, while solder tabs on each corner provide secure PC-board retention. A wide area is available between solder pads on the dual-row version to allow space for PC-board tracing. The connectors also feature a flat open area to enable pick-and-place assembly.
Pricing ranges between $0.04 and $0.06 per mated line in quantities of 10,000, depending on quantities. Delivery is seven weeks.
For additional information on the SlimStack connectors, visit www.molex.com/product/bb/slimstack04mm.html
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