Low profile nano-SIM card connector reduces required PCB mounting space

02-12-2019 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has launched what it claims to be the world’s lowest profile Nano SIM card connector. The KP13B Nano SIM card connector reduces the required PCB mounting space by up to 26% compared to other products on the market. The space-savings connector simplifies designs in digital video cameras, digital cameras, laptops, printers, smartphones, televisions and more.

The connector has a card detection feature and is designed to prevent incorrect card insertion. This ensures proper mating and protects contacts from damage. The user-friendly card connector is simple to insert/eject and provides 5000 mating cycles. An exposed terminal design eases examination of the connector contacts via automated optical inspection.

"To meet the demands of consumer electronic customers, Hirose continues to push the envelope by developing the lowest profile Nano SIM card connectors available on the market," said Bill Kysiak, product marketing manager for Hirose Electric USA. "Although small in size, the miniature KP13 Series offers the same quality and reliability customers have come to expect from Hirose products."

The push-push series is only 13.6 mm long, 11.5 mm wide and 1.18 mm high. The series has an operating temperature range of -30C to +85C, a rated current of 0.5A and a rated voltage of 10V.

By Natasha Shek