The Molex FFC/FPC connectors target automotive and television display applications

Heather Hamilton, contributing writer

Molex has unveiled two FFC/FPC
, targeting automotive and television display applications
that require high reliability and small-pitch connectors. The connectors are
offered in 0.5-mm and 1.0-mm pitch forms, which reduce overall space, weight, in
addition to cost, said Molex.

The Easy-On FFC/FPC
connectors feature a double-bottom contact terminal
design, which takes away dust and other environmental contaminants more
effectively than single-bottom contact terminals. With a vacuum pick-and-place
area located on top of the housing, the connectors pave the way for simple
assembly, which leads to decreased costs. They also come with a cable ear-tab
locking terminal to ensure a secure connection.


Yosuke Terui, Molex’s global product manager, said
that the Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors offer a lightweight product form, as well
as a secure signal, which provides a high level of reliability, necessary in
applications like consumer goods, medical applications, and the automotive
industry. “The variety of solutions available with this product serves the
widest possible range of connectors for tight packaging applications,” he said.

For greater flexibility, both connector sizes
offer a heat-resistant resin housing and range of 4 to 80 circuits spread
across numerous profile heights. In addition, the 0.5-mm connector offers
single and double contacts for added versatility in circuit size, height, and
cable styles.