Back flip flexible printed circuit connector saves space

August 17, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Hirose has launched a compact flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector that supports USB 3.0, Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards.

The FH58 family of FPC connectors features a back flip style actuator that uses a dual-sided FPC. This unique design offers many benefits including PCB space-savings, excellent impedance characteristics, and high-speed transmission. The back flip style actuator and dual-sided contact design also provide high-retention forces and reliability required in a wide range of consumer, medical, point-of-sale and other portable electronic applications. The compact FH58 Series FPC connectors have a 0.2mm pitch, mounted depth of 3.1mm, and a height of 0.9mm. Combining small size and lightweight - the FH58 Series weighs only 0.046g - makes the FPC connector suitable for the growing wearable electronics market. The FH58 Series also incorporates a metal lock mechanism, which allows for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal, and produces a clear tactile click that insures complete insertion. Retention force is 15.0N for the top contact and 14.5N for the bottom contact. The FH58 Series is available in 25, 31, 41 and 51 positions.

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