Super Slim SIM
The global proliferation of smartphones and the fast launch cycle of new models saw more consumers looking for a single SIM card solution for smartphones, with different SIM card size requirements.
A solution adopted by many mobile device manufacturers is the nano-SIM card adapter. At the same time, newer smartphones are using a downsized nano-SIM card connectors to reduce PCB space. The reduction of the size of the SIM connector and the increased use of the nano-SIM card adapters raised a technical issue involving contact buckling.
Contact buckling may occur with push-pull micro-SIM connectors during the insertion or removal of the nano-SIM card adapter. The tugging and pushing of the adapter often causes the edges to hit against the micro-SIM connector tip leading to the deformation, or in extreme cases, dysfunction of the connector tip.
With the advantage of our close proximity to customers’ facilities in many locations, including Asia, we have developed solutions that address technical issues and customer needs and allow our customers to respond to changes within the market. In some cases, our engineers have demonstrated the capability to develop a concept and create a first prototype within three to four days, with that same prototype being put into mass-production within the next week.
One example is the 1.18 mm anti-buckling SIM connector featuring a gradual-slope connector tip design that minimizes the buckling of the nano-SIM card and potential damage to the connector tip during the insertion or removal of the SIM card.
With this new product, the height of the connector was reduced from 1.24mm to 1.18mm, making it the lowest-height connector in our entire SIM connector product line, and one of the lowest in the market.
Our design exceeds industry standards.
- Masaki Shoji,
- Product Manager
The Anti-Buckling SIM
Other product benefits include:
- Greater versatility in device sizing with the choice of six or eight positions
- Further PCB space savings due to the integration of the card detect switch onto the connector
- Better damage protection with the use of a feature to prevent incorrect insertion
Our micro SIM push-push connector offers an innovative design, with an extensive line of SIM card connectors.
From the 1FF SIM for the first generation cellular phones, the 2FF SIM for feature phones, to the 3FF micro and the 4FF nano SIM for smart phones, SIM card are required to be smaller to meet the demands of today’s electronic devices.
To keep pace with the latest advances in consumer electronics, TE Connectivity introduced the innovative Micro SIM push-push Connector.
At only 1.27 millimeters, it’s compact, super-slim design is 50 percent smaller.
It’s smooth, push-push function with SIM card anti-misinsertion design…only card insertion in the right direction results in the right connection. But misinsertion will not affect or damage the SIM connector. The innovative dual contact pin feature showed excellent results in drop tests. Its creative design cushions the SIM card and effectively prevents it from bouncing out of the slot.
Besides micro SIM push-push connector, we also have a complete line of SIM card connectors. We are committed to producing high-performance SIM card connectors to meet your product design specifications precisely.
Each and every one of the thousands of high-quality connectors that roll off our production lines every day are carefully worked up, rigorously tested and thoroughly examined.
No matter where the SIM card is applied—mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, ultrabooks, PCs, data cards, personal GPS modules or servers—we deliver the highest quality and the best performance.
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Our design provides technical advantages over our competitors’ offerings. Furthermore, this design exceeds current industry standards and is widely recognized by most customers as a more effective solution.
Since its launch, our product has been adopted as a platform component by a leading Chinese smartphone OEM, in part because we proactively designed and speedily presented a solution that outperformed others. We were appointed as the sole supplier at that time for their key growing smartphone models.