Hirose has introduced the FH53 series, a range of Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors for small portable electronic devices that require high-speed transmission.
The connector series offers excellent impedance characteristics, and delivers high-density transmission required to support Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards.
The dimensions are compact with a short mounted depth of 3.2mm, a height of only 0.65mm and a fine pitch of 0.2mm pitch to minimize the required mounting area, saving valuable board space.
Two multi-functional metal fittings are incorporated into the connector housing to support correct tabbed FPC insertion/withdrawal and to hold the FPC in place temporarily before the locking operation. A firm and tactile click confirms correct locking of the FPC has been achieved. When locked the metal fittings close to hold the FPC tabs firmly in place to ensure high retention of the FPC.
The unique contact design features a sharp protrusion in the bottom section that presses up into the FPC stiffener to increase the retention force to 9.9N in the horizontal direction. In addition, each contact and metal fitting support the actuator axle during rotation to hold the actuator securely in place.
Solder wicking from the surface mount termination area to the contact points are prevented by a nickel barrier. Clearances are provided at the sides of the contacts / metal fittings and the housing to prevent flux penetration.