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Smaller, faster, better connector solutions at CES 2021
Most consumer electronic trends have been consistent for the past decade. Smaller devices with increased functionality wrapped up in rugged and durable package. Hirose has continued to support these trends with new connector solutions that enable smaller, faster and better devices in portable/wearable, smart home and automotive markets.
Low-profile 12G SDI connector with space-saving design
Hirose has expanded its compact coaxial connector offering to include a 75 Ohm, 4K/UHD transmission connector that enables internal wiring of equipment. The D.FL75 Series supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1 in a space saving design that only requires 4.0x4.0mm printed circuit board mounting space.
Miniature FPC connector for portable electronics
Hirose has developed a space saving flexible printed circuit (FPC connector) with a single-action lock for portable electronic applications. With a height of only 0.9mm and a 0.3mm pitch, the FH72 Series is suited for applications like consumer devices, gaming, industrial, medical, wearables and more.
Cat.6a Ethernet connector reduces required space
Hirose has enhanced its high-speed ix Industrial connector family to include a horizontal mount PCB connector which supports space-constrained applications that require Cat.6a Ethernet cabling. The IX60G Series has reduced mounting requirements offering a space saving of up to 75% compared to other Ethernet solutions like RJ45 connectors.
Hirose's waterproof USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector reduces footprint
Hirose has launched a rugged, waterproof USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector for applications that require miniaturisation with resistance to liquid, vibration and/or shock. Requiring a mounting area 22% smaller than other receptacles on the market, the mid-mount CX90MW Series offers reliable, high-speed performance in a PCB space-saving design.
Hirose's top mount USB 2.0 Type-C for space and cost savings
With the recently introduced top mount USB 2.0 Type-C connector, Hirose offers more design flexibility. The space-saving CX90B Series connector has 16 contacts, offering a more economical option for power charging applications. Enabling OEMs to reduce the size and cost of their portable electronic devices, the CX90B Series USB connector meets customer requests for a rugged USB connector with a smaller PCB footprint.
DF51K series robust lock wire-to-board connectors
HIROSE Electric has introduced the DF51K series of robust Wire-to-Board Connectors for applications requiring more strength and durability. A wide range of applications are suitable such as industrial machinery, medical devices, smart meters, industrial robots, and many others.
Hirose vertical FPC connector for vehicle applications
Hirose has launched a vertical flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector with a single-action lock for demanding applications. The 0.5mm pitch FH67 Series vertical FPC connector satisfies severe automotive requirements, and is also commonly used in applications like consumer, gaming, industrial, medical, robotics and more.
Robust, compact and high-speed I/O connectors
HIROSE has developed the robust ix Industrial series of I/O connectors for space-constrained industrial applications requiring high-speed signal transmission up to 10 Gbps.
Low profile heat resistant power connectors
HIROSE Electric has introduced the HVH-280 Series of low profile heat resistant power connectors for automotive applications. The HVH-280 Series are low profile connectors with a three-point high pressure female contact design that enables a high current capacity of 30A.
Battling Covid-19 with expedited medical shipments
Hirose has announced that it is prioritizing and expediting orders to medical equipment manufacturers. Hirose's connectors are being used in medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Waterproof power connector for demanding applications
Hirose has developed a low-profile wire-to-wire waterproof power connector for demanding automotive, agricultural and construction vehicles. Rated to IP67 / IP69K, the 2.2mm pitch ZE064W Series is resistant to temperatures up to 125°C.
Flexible connector reduces size of portable electronics
Hirose has expanded its compact flexible connector portfolio of flexible printed circuit (FPC) / flexible flat cable (FFC) connectors to meet the demands of portable device manufacturers. The TF13 Series back flip FPC / FFC connector features a small 0.4mm pitch, 0.9mm height, and 3.0mm mounting depth that minimises PCB mounting area requirements.
Low profile push-push MicroSD connector
Hirose has produced a very low profile Push-Push MicroSD connector. Featuring a profile of only 1.15mm, the miniature DM3NW Series MicroSD connector enables smaller consumer electronic designs by reducing the volumetric space. The push/push type DM3NW Series MicroSD connector is well suited for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
Nano SIM card connector offers significant space-savings
Hirose has developed a card connector that supports both MicroSD and Nano SIM operation in one socket. The top slot of the user-friendly KP15B Series connector is used for a MicroSD card, while the bottom slot is for a Nano SIM card. The connector has a card detecting feature and a reverse card insertion prevention mechanism to ensure proper mating.
Robust, compact and high-speed I/O connectors
HIROSE has developed the robust ix Industrial series of connectors for space-constrained industrial applications requiring high-speed signal transmission up to 10Gbps. The connector series reduces installation space by up to 75% compared to RJ45 solutions.
Wire-to-board connector extends locking options
Hirose has extended the locking options for its 2.0mm pitch DF51 Series wire-to-board connector. The new DF51K Series features a space-saving centre lock design. The user-friendly positive lock provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection. Available in multiple widths, the centre lock lever offers high density mounting and enables easy operation.
Flexible cable/flat printed circuit connectors series launched
HIROSE Electric has introduced the FH52K series of robust and reliable flat flexible cable/flat printed circuit (FFC/FPC) connectors. The FH52K series can withstand higher operating temperatures than the standard FFC/FPC connectors. The series has an extended temperature range of up to 125°C compared to the FH52 series. With this heat resistance capability, the connector satisfies the needs of severe automotive requirements.
Low-profile connector reduces system size
Specialist in the development of innovative connector solutions, Hirose, has developed a versatile wire-to-board connector that enables OEMs to reduce the size of end devices. Part of the SignalBee connector family, the two millimetre pitch DF51 Series connector has a user-friendly positive lock that provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection.
High-voltage power connector offers space savings
Developer of innovative connector solutions, Hirose, has announced a high-voltage waterproof connector for harsh environment conditions including automotive applications like electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Featuring a compact, low-profile design, the HVH-280 Series offers space-savings of up to 40% when compared to competing connectors.