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Publication Date: 09/1/2008
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Molex Intros Improved MicroSD Card Connectors
MicroSD card connectors.
Lisle, IL — Molex Incorporated is introducing a new series of microSD card connectors that offer additional features to help control card ejection in mobile and compact devices. Designed for microSD, the world's smallest memory card storage system, the new microSD card connectors are available in two profile heights to address card fly-out and card sticking problems that can occur with spring-style card ejection systems.
The connectors are available in two styles. The 1.53mm (0.060-in.) low-profile height Normal Mount microSD Connector provides approximately 15 percent vertical space savings compared to 1.80mm (0.071-in.) industry standard height types. It includes two brake tabs that assist in slowing down card ejection without putting any friction on the card. The brake tabs work with other internal housing features to help control card ejection speed.
The second style, the 1.80mm (0.071-in.) height Normal and Reverse Mount microSD Connector controls card ejection speed in normal mount versions through internal housing features. The reverse mount style combines various brake tab, spring setting and housing features to achieve smooth card extraction.
All versions of the microSD connectors include a detect terminal to assure card detection. This detect terminal makes contact with the switch terminal, which provides a wiping function for good electrical contact.
All connectors are rated at 0.5A and 10V and include metal shielding for ESD protection. Terminals are gold-plated for secure contact and good repeat cycling. They come in embossed tape packaging, with wide space on the shell for vacuum pick-and-place. Open areas are also designed into the shell to allow for visible checking of solder tail joints.
Contact: Molex, 2222 Wellington Court, Lisle, IL 60532-4550
800-786-6539 or 630-969-4550 fax: 630-968-8356 Web:
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