TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, recently introduced three new board-to-board (BTB) connectors, including the 0.4 mm fine-pitch EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielded board-to-FPC (flexible printed circuit) connector, 0.4 mm pitch board-to-board connector and 0.35 mm pitch board-to-board connector with a locking peg design — new additions to its board-to-board product portfolio for Internet of Things (IoT), smartphones, wearables and other mobile devices. These three products are designed to address the smartphone manufacturers’ requirements for a super-slim, low-profile BTB solution.

“Our 0.4 mm fine-pitch EMI shielded board-to-FPC connector utilizes a unique spring contact and latching shield to enable a lower profile and smaller footprint than traditional FPC solutions,” said Eric Himelright, vice president of internal interconnect, TE Data and Devices. “Its unique design with locking shield helps our customers lower the overall profile height of their devices, simplify their reliability testing and mitigate EMI concerns.”

“The 0.4 mm and 0.35 mm BTB connectors have a multiple contact point system to ensure reliable mating and a contact self-lock concept to give a clear mating/un-mating feeling,” Himelright added. “These three connectors help enable higher density in limited spaces.”

Other key features and benefits of the three board-to-board connectors include:

  • The 0.4 mm fine-pitch EMI shielded board-to-FPC connector is 0.9 mm high, which includes a receptacle connector (0.52 mm), an FPC (0.08 mm) and a stiffener plate (0.3 mm), and has an innovative design to make the mating operations easier and to also facilitate visual inspection of properly mated connectors.
  • The 0.4 mm pitch board-to-board connector is 2.5 mm wide and 0.7 mm high and has a robust body structure to reduce breakage problems.
  • The 0.35 mm pitch board-to-board connector with a locking peg design is 1.85 mm wide and 0.6 mm high, provides a stronger retention force by applying a new peg locking system and improves the robust connector structure with uniquely-shaped locking pegs.

Additional information on these three TE board-to-board connectors can be found at http://www.te.com/products/fpbtbPR.


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