TE New Product Announcement: 0.5mm Fine Pitch Hermaphroditic Connectors
June 20, 2017
TE Connectivity (TE), announced today its new portfolio of 0.5mm small pitch board to board connectors that feature a hermaphroditic
design that mates to itself, reducing inventory product mix with consolidated part numbers and components. This also helps save time
and costs associated with qualifying new parts for a design—instead of a header part and a receptacle part for each connection, there
is only one part number.
"With a high operating temperature, these connectors perform reliably in demanding environments. This makes them suitable for
applications such as industrial, military and motor vehicles,” said Lily Zhang, product manager at TE Connectivity’s Data and Devices
business unit. “Our connectors feature a stub-less contact interface supports PCIe Gen 3 compatibility at up to 8 Gbps data rates.
Housings are available in UL94V-0 flammability-rated LCP material.”
0.5mm small pitch hermaphroditic (FPH) connectors also have a dual point contact design that provides better mating precision and
reliability than the single point contact design which found on most surface mount (SMT) connectors. Four guidance posts help ensure
easy mating, even when there is mis-alignment.
This small 0.5mm pitch hermaphroditic connectors from TE are available immediately.