Hirose – FH58 Series: Space-Saving Back Flip FPC Connector

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The FH58 series FPC connector is user-friendly, highly reliable, supports USB 3.0, embedded display port version 1.3 and MIPI D-PHY version 1. It offers design flexibility for high speed applications.

The FH58 family of FPC connectors features a back flip style actuator that utilizes a dual-sided FPC. This unique design offers many benefits including PCB space-savings, excellent impedance characteristics and high speed transmission. The back flip style actuator and dual-sided contact design also provide high retention forces and reliability required in a wide range of consumer, medical, point of sale and other portable electronic applications.

The compact FH58 Series FPC connectors have a 0.2mm pitch, mounted depth of 3.1mm and a height of 0.9mm. Combining small size and lightweight, the FH58 Series weighs only 0.046g – making the FPC connector ideal for the growing wearable electronics market.

The FPC connectors have a user-friendly design, which includes wide tapers providing smooth FPC insertion. The FH58 Series also incorporates a metal lock mechanism, which allows for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal, and produces a clear tactile click that insures complete insertion. The FPC tab lock firmly holds the FPC in place until the actuator is locked.

The dual-sided contact design employs a bottom contact spring to provide high reliability and signal continuity. This dual contact construction, along with the retention spring, delivers a retention force of 15.0N for the top contact and 14.5N for the bottom contact.

APPLICATIONS
Portable electronics that require high speed transmission such as:
• Smartphones
• Cameras and video recorders
• Notebooks and tablets
• DVD and Blu-ray players
• Portable music players
• Handheld gaming systems
• Medical devices

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