Hirose have introduced the new FH48 series to meet with the demand for FFC connectors with higher transmission speed. The connector range can handle up to 1+ Gbps high speed transmission and fully supports next generation chip V-by-One HS by THine.
The high speed transmission capability is achieved by the innovatively designed impedance controlled contacts. (Differential impedance: 100 Ω ± 10%). These can accept an impedance matched shielded FFC with ground contacts. Furthermore this same FFC can be used on the popular FH41 series which is the horizontal version allowing either connector to be used allowing design flexibility.
Insertion of the FFC into the connector is rapid and easy as the actuator is able to flip open even when it is in the closed position. A firm and clear tactile click from the actuator confirms that correct locking of the FFC into the connector has been completed. Side catches are present in the internal structure of the connector to locate and hold a tabbed FFC in place which allows a temporary holding facility to allow accurate guided positioning. Furthermore this increases the retention force of the FFC to the connector providing an overall stable and reliable connection. The retention force is 40N (upward direction, 50 position).
The housing incorporates an innovative robust lock structure. The special impedance controlled contacts form a reliable hinge point for the rotating actuator instead of relying on the housing walls. This allows the actuator to be supported across the whole length of the connector which guarantees superior performance and reliable connection. In addition, special metal plates are present to support the rotating actuator from the back.
Solder wicking is prevented by the special nickel barrier that is applied to the contacts. Wide gaps are present between the contacts and housing to absorb excess flux and solder.
- 21, 31, 40, 50 contact positions
- 0.5A current rating
- 0.5mm pitch
- High contact reliability
- High speed up to 1+ Gbps
- 50V voltage rating
Ideal applications are portable medical devices, car audio systems, satellite navigation, industrial equipment, gaming equipment and LCD displays and other portable devices.