MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (February 25, 2009) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, has developed a series of low-profile board-to-board connectors that feature a small form factor of 3.0mm stacking height with a 0.4mm pitch contact. Designated the 5846 Series, the connectors provide increased board space for high-density power components placed between PCBs. The rugged board-to-board connectors are constructed in a pinched contact structure and feature a fully insulated bottom plate that protects the contacts, making the device highly resistant to vibration, drop shock, and short-circuits in respect to printed tracks on the PCB.
“Due to its ultra low-profile and small form factor, our reliable 5846 Series board-to-board connectors significantly reduce installation costs in space-sensitive applications,” said Mark Jarman, KEC Product Marketing Manager. “Saving up to 20% of board space, the innovative design provides engineers with a flexible, high-performance device.”
The 5846 Series connectors are ideal for a number of space-saving board applications, including laptop computers, wireless handheld devices, POS terminals and metering, RF module, handheld test equipment and medical electronics.
The board-to-board connector employs a Twin Rib contact structure that wipes the contacts clean, during every mating cycle, while at the same time providing low insertion force with a high retention and separation force.
The 5846 Series connectors are available in 20 to 80 positions with a positive mating contact with audible and tactile “click” feedback. The standard 0.5mm pitch contacts feature a gold flash finish for higher reliability soldering. Technical drawings of the FFC/FPC shape are also available upon request.
Other specifications include 0.3A rated contact current, 50V rated contact voltage, gold plated beryllium copper contacts, UL94V-0 heat-resistant insulator material, and an operating temperature range between -40°C to 85°C.
Pricing typically starts at $0.40 with a lead time of 10 weeks.
For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at www.avx.com.
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).