Low-profile hybrid FPC-to-board connector in miniature footprint

16-08-2022 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has created a low-profile hybrid FPC-to-board connector with a rated current of 5A power and 0.3A signal in a miniature footprint. With a 0.3mm pitch, 0.6mm stacking height and 1.9mm width, the space-saving BM57 Series connector is ideal for multiple consumer and portable electronic devices.

A fully armoured design covers both ends of the housing with metal for enhanced robustness and a substantial reduction in the risk of housing damage from misalignment when mating. A wide self-alignment range of ±0.22mm in the pitch direction and ±0.3mm in the width direction and guidance ribs deliver a smooth mating operation.

Providing enhanced PCB peeling strength, the rugged series features three solder retention tabs at each power contact. An insert-moulded header and receptacle stop solder wicking into the contact area.

“Hirose has expanded its hybrid FPC-to-board connector offering to meet the demand for smaller, thinner connectors that simplify designs and enable size reduction of consumer and other portable products,” said Mark Kojak, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Sales and Operations for Hirose Electric USA.

The FPC-to-board connector is typically employed in smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles and wearable devices.