Initially designed for consumer handheld devices, Molex microminiature and wire-to-board connectors are now being used in applications across many industries. Companies are looking for new ways to use technology to reach and engage with customers. These new application features have translated into a need for more modularity and increased flexible printed assemblies to meet these requirements.
Key application trends across all industries are now increasing the need for micro connector solutions. Molex SlimStack Board-to-Board Connectors, Easy-On FFC/FPCs, and Wire-to-Board Connectors are designed to provide:
- Increased user interface
- Feature-rich options
- Profile change flexibility
In turn, feature-rich options and increased user interfaces result in:
- Increased flexible printed assemblies to board connection points
- Modular design (multiple PCBs designs)
The functional sophistication and digitalisation of cars is reulting in increased data and power transfer requirements. With the advent of autonomous driving and newer infotainment technologies, board space in applications such as LiDAR and radar devices, and built-in LCD panels is at a premium. Molex's micro and signal connectors are an ideal solution to these challenges. Discover how they can improve your designs in this webinar with Molex's Brad Eissler, hosted by engineering community element14.
Ideal for compact applications in the automotive, industrial, medical and mobile device industries, SlimStack Board-to-Board Connectors offer a wide selection of low-profile, narrow width options in various mated heights and circuit sizes.
― 0.60mm to 1.00mm mated height
― 2.00mm mated width
― 10 to 70 circuits
― Power terminal option for 3A of current
― 0.60mm to 2.3mm mated height
― 2.5mm to 3.40mm mated width
― 6 to 100 circuits
― HRF Lineup
― Power terminal options for up to 10A of current
― 6.00mm to 16.00mm mated height
― 6.40mm mated width
― 20 to 200 circuits
― 5.50mm to 8.00mm mated height
― 7.20mm mated width
― 18 to 30 circuits
― 0.80 Floating
Super-fine pitch and small-size FFC/FPC Connectors with ZIF, non-ZIF, slider, flip actuator and FPC-to-board styles and a variety of circuit sizes deliver both high reliability and speedy data rates.
Molex features a wide variety of available wire-to-board signal connectors that provide excellent design flexibility and cost-savings.
4 factors steering connector choice in today's automotive applications
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