Yamaichi is continuously extending its range of ultra-flat and extremely space-saving card connectors for Flash and SIM cards. After presenting the flattest connector for the micro SD card available on the world market only last spring, the second SIM card connector is now also available in Ultra Low Profile design and with a height of only 1.5 mm (FMS006-5000-0).
As well as numerous variations for all existing Flash Memory Card standards, Yamaichi also offers an extensive range of reliable SIM card holders. An 8-pin SIM reader with a Push/Push mechanism in ultra-low profile design is already available. Yamaichi now also offers the manual 6-pin version with the same low height of 1.5mm.
Unlike the push/push mechanism, the component has been developed for the so-called manual insert of the card. The contacts with a high-quality gold surface guarantee a service life of at least 5000 mating cycles. The generally minimised cover measurements of 16.45 mm insertion width x 20.55 mm length, together with the ultra-low profile design, make the connector suited to designs with the smallest of space. The SIM card itself measures 15.00 mm width x 25.00 mm length x 0.76 mm height.
The applications are found, amongst others, in GSM modules, mobile telephones, POS terminals (point of sales), portable devices such as PDA smart phones and personal smart card devices. The SIM card is sometimes also referred to as a SMART or SAM card (Secure Application Module).
The connector has both excellent electric and mechanic features. The coplanitary of the contact is specified to 0.10 mm, thus ensuring that it can be used safely. The connector is delivered in Tape & Reel packaging for the fully automated pick-and-place SMT assembly on the upper side of the PCB (top mount).
Conform to GSM11.11 standard for the European mobile telephone system, Ultra Low Profile FMS006-5000-0 is already in series production. Product drawings for adapting the PCB layout are of course already available.
About Yamaichi Electronics
Yamaichi is a market leader for test & burn-in sockets, connectors and connection systems areas in which reliability and function safety are essential for the success of the whole project. Yamaichi has established itself very quickly on the world market as a manufacturer of high-quality and reliable components for ambitious applications in the following sectors: telecommunications infrastructure, industrial automation, mobile computer technology, mobile telephones, GPS systems, printers, digital cameras, camcorders, as well as electronic devices in the retail trade, industry and electronics.
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