Hirose ConnectorsWith a height of only 0.65mm, the low-profile flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector facilitates smaller and thinner portable electronic designs

Hirose, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative connector solutions, has designed a miniature printed circuit (FPC) connector for portable electronics that require high-speed transmission. The FH53 Series FPC connector employs a back flip style actuator that minimizes the required mounting area, saving valuable PCB real estate. The compact FH53 Series FPC connector is on a 0.2mm pitch, a mounted depth of 3.2mm and a height of only 0.65mm. With a weight of only 0.034g, the FPC connector is well suited for wide range of consumer, medical, point-of-sale and wearable electronics applications.

The FH53 Series FPC connector offers excellent impedance characteristics, and delivers high-density transmission required to support Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards.

“Compared to other back flip flexible printed circuit connectors currently on the market, the miniature, lightweight FH53 Series reduces the PCB mounting area by 46% with a 60% reduction in weight,” said Rick van Weezel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Hirose Electric USA. “The reduction in size and weight combined with ruggedness and high-data rates make this connector an ideal solution for a wide range of small, high-density devices.”

The FH53 connector has a top contact design that employs a contact retention spring, which ensures high reliability and signal continuity. The back flip style actuator and bottom contact design provides a high retention force of 9.9N. The contact design also prevents against solder wicking and flux penetration.

The FPC connectors have a user-friendly design, which includes wide tapers providing smooth FPC insertion. The FH53 Series also incorporates a metal lock mechanism, which allows for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal, and produces a clear tactile click that insures complete insertion. The FPC tab lock firmly holds the FPC in place until the actuator is locked.

The FH53 Series is currently available in 41-position (full production) and 51-position (samples) versions, with 21- and 31-position models available soon. The connector meets halogen-free requirements and is RoHS compliant.

The high-speed FH53 Series is designed for portable electronics that require high-speed transmission, including smart phones, cameras & video recorders, notebooks & tablets, DVD & Blu-ray players, portable music players, handheld gaming systems, and medical devices.

For additional information about the FH53 Series FPC connectors, please visit: www.hirose.com/us.

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