Flexible to Support Custom Designs
The block SIM and SD card connectors are designed to be flexible to support custom designs for OEMs producing wearables, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
October 08, 2015
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today introduced three low-profile block connectors, including the 0.3H block SIM card connector, 0.3H block side-entry SIM connector, and 0.3H block micro SD connector — new additions to its SIM card connector portfolio for smartphones, wearables, and other mobile devices. The block solution in these new connectors provides flexibility for OEMs to create their own custom model designs that need SIM and micro SD card capability. The flexible design and cost-efficiency make it an optimal solution.
“We see the block design in card connectors as an industry trend that deserves reliably manufactured solutions,” said Eric Himelright, vice president of product management, TE Data and Devices. “Our simple design removes fixed metal shells and other custom components in the connector, which helps OEM customers develop their own product designs with more flexibility and cost-efficiency. Additionally, TE’s anti-buckling contact design is adopted in all three low-profile block connectors to increase durability by reducing the risks of breaking card contacts and buckling issues in card and card adapter ejection.”
- The 0.3H block SIM card connector is 12.95 mm long, 7.5 mm wide, and 0.3 mm high and has a card detect switch to better secure circuit connection.
- The 0.3H block side-entry SIM connector is 8.0 mm long, 7.6 mm wide, and 0.3 mm high with the side-entry design to allow more space for the battery and provide a better dual-tray design.
- The 0.3H block micro SD connector is 6.15 mm long, 9.6 mm wide and 0.3 mm high.
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.