Available from TE Connectivity are 0.25mm pitch Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors (slantingly inserted FPC type). Fine pitch FPC connectors facilitate more complicated circuit designs on smaller PCBs, helping towards the miniaturisation of consumer devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras.
The robust connectors have a box-shaped, back-flip lock actuator and a lower contact point. They are also designed to accept a printed circuit at an angle, enabling more flexibility in PCB design.
Masaki Mukasa, product manager at TE, said: “Since the printed circuit can be inserted at an angle, the connector can be placed anywhere on a printed circuit board. It is also now possible to place other components in front of the FPC connector.”