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Alps touts thinnest header-type connector for microSD cards

Posted: 30 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:header-type connector? microSD cards? memory card connector?

Alps' SCHD header-type connector

Alps Electric has developed SCHD Series of header-type connectors for microSD cards, which are widely used with mobile telephones, digital cameras and other compact mobile devices.

The SCHD Series is touted to be thinnest in the industry at only 1.6mm, and houses a microSD card that can be manually inserted into or ejected from the connector. The connector is designed to have a height almost equal to that of the microSD cards, which measure 15-by-11-by-1mm. This low-profile connector will contribute to dimensional reduction of finished products.

In addition to the dimensional advantage, a card guide structure has been introduced at the memory card insert slot on the connector with Alps' insert molding technology. The card guide structure not only facilitates the smooth insertion of memory cards into the connector, it also protects both the circuit board and connector terminals. Often, when a memory card is inserted into a slot, it is at a random angle and may make contact with circuit boards and terminals and damage them, which is precisely what the card guide structure is designed to prevent. The card guide structure prevents the risk of terminals detaching from circuit boards.

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