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TE – Push-pull connector targets demand for multi-card mobile devices (Multi-SIM)Jul 30 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
In response to the surging demand for multi-card mobile devices, TE Connectivity has lunched its latest push-push SIM connector, featuring dual-slanted contacts that provide a stable connection and super low-profile design that enables sleeker product design – ideal for handset, tablet, personal GPS, laptop, ultrabook and server applications, says the company.
According to a market survey by GfK Market Research in 2011, multi-SIM use is set to grow exponentially, especially in newer and more emerging markets. The report says ‘The multiple SIM facilitates the consumer-lead desire to utilize different tariffs throughout the week, depending on time and usage.’
Youichi Kashiwa, product general manager, TE Consumer Devices, said: “With its innovative design and quality construction, the new push-push SIM connector is our solution to the growing market demand for multi-card devices. TE has worked closely with leading mobile device manufacturers in the development and launch of this new product.” The smooth push-push mechanism makes it easier for users to eject a SIM card, while the dual slanted contact design helps avoid contact jams from hooking housing components underneath and provides better mating performance during drop test.”
On the other hand, TE’s new push-push SIM connector is seen as an ideal solution for slim mobile devices. The super low profile design provides connector height of only 1.4mm, which is 25% thinner than existing products and significantly helps reduce the height of end devices.
The push-push SIM connector features a card detect switch that enables hot swap and a wider card slot compatible with all SIM cards. In addition, the connector’s half-moon shape opening strengthens EMI protection. Extra open space at the front side of the housing helps prevent finger cuts when inserting or extracting the card. The connector meets industrial standards such as European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), ISO and GSM, says the company.More news from TE Connectivity