OMRON to Release XF3C FPC Connector with 0.25 mm Pitch Further Reducing On-board Footprint by Approximately 20%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugast 28, 2008

Kyoto, Japan – OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645, ADR: OMRNY) today announced plans to release the XF3C, a low-profile FPC connector with a pitch of only 0.25 mm, in early September. The XF3C represents a 20% reduction in footprint compared to previous OMRON connectors. <Images>

Development Background

FPCs (flexible printed circuits) are used in a wide range of applications, including mobile devices. Recently, there has been an increase in the use of FPC connectors with impact-resistant backlock mechanisms for mobile devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, and notebook PCs. In addition, demand is strong for smaller FPC connectors to meet the need to reduce mounting space inside devices accompanying the trend toward smaller and thinner devices.

In response, OMRON developed the XF3C connector, which has a pitch of 0.25 mm, a depth of 3.8 mm (when locked), and a footprint approximately 20% smaller than that of previous OMRON connectors, which had a 0.3 mm pitch. Within its 0.85 mm height, the connector contains the contact structure for both the upper and lower contacts, eliminating the need to differentiate between them and in turn contributing to the standardization of connectors.

Features

The conventional features of the backlock mechanism are maintained even with the 0.25 mm pitch.

The conventional features of the backlock mechanism are maintained even with the 0.25 mm pitch.

Price

Open

Sales Target

5,000,000 units/month

Factory in Charge

OMRON SANYO Co., Ltd.

Main Ratings and Specifications

Connector Specifications Pitch: Contact section: 0.25 mm
(Mounting section: 0.5 mm)
On-board profile: 0.85 mm
Depth: 3.8 mm
Applicable FPC thickness: 0.12±0.03 mm
Contact type: Upper and lower
Ratings and Specifications Rated current: 0.2 A AC/DC
Rated voltage: 50 V AC/DC
Contact resistance: 80 mΩ max.
(at 20 mV max.,100 mA max.)
Insulation resistance: 250 VAC for 1 min.
(leakage current: 1 mA max.)
Insertion tolerance: 20 times
Ambient operating temperature: -30 to 85℃
(with no icing or condensation)
Materials and Finish Housing: LCP resin (UL94V-0)/natural
Slider: LCP resin (UL94V-0)/black
Contacts: Spring copper alloy/nickel substrate (2 μm)
Gold-plated contacts (0.15 μm)

About OMRON

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President & CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has over 35,000 employees in 38 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines, and traffic control), and healthcare. For more information, visit OMRON's website at www.omron.com.

Sales Inquiries
Yasufumi Nishi
OMRON ECB Connector Division
Tel.: +81-44-812-3432
Media Inquiries
Sarah Hall (sarah_hall@omron.co.jp)
OMRON Corporate Communications Department
Tel.: +81-3-3436-7202

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