Lisle, Ill. Molex Inc. has developed the Pico-Clasp single- and dual-row wire-board connector system to save space in flat panel display systems, which it says offers the smallest pitch connector for positive lock wire-to-board crimp systems.
The 1.00-mm (.039-in.) pitch wire-to-board connector system offers space-saving solutions in applications such as plasma display panel (PDP) TVs, liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, notebook PCs and other compact devices. Versions with an inner positive lock provide latch protection and secure mating confirmation and reliability compared to most traditional outer-lock styles. Positive lock versions are available in 6 to 50 circuits.
Versions with outer positive locks are available in 3 to 5 circuits and provide strong mating retention along with a clear audible click when all connectors are in place. Low mating and unmating forces allow for easy connector insertion and extraction. The system is offered with friction and positive locking options. In addition, the wide header variations provide customers with many choices and overall design flexibility, said Molex.
Other features of the Pico-Clasp family include mating guides, solder tabs and footprint compatibility with some competitive versions.
Product information: Pico-Clasp
Molex Inc., l-630-969-4550, www.molex.com