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FCI – New 0.2mm pitch FPC connectors target consumer electronics (XL-Series)Nov 16 2010 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
A new 0.2mm pitch flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector, with a height of just 0.9mm, the XL-Series has been introduced by FCI. The FPC connector can withstand high cable-retention forces, making it ideal for consumer applications including mobile phones, smart phones, digital still cameras and other miniature consumer applications.
“The miniaturization trend within the consumer segment is one of the driving forces behind development of an even smaller-pitch, lower-height flex connector design,” said Akira Nakia, global product line director, FCI.
The connector’s flipping actuator facilitates secure cable assembly with click actuation, and the XL-Series devices are available with cable lock. FCI integrated these features into the new connector design to ensure compatibility for automotive multimedia applications. The XL-Series is currently available in a 29-contact version and can be assembled with a 0.2mm-thick FPC cable. Various other contact versions will soon be available.More news from FCI