Options include full 360° shielding; battery configuration; integral power contacts

April 2017:  Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, is now stocking Novastack board-to-board and board-to-FPC connectors from its franchise I-PEX, a Dai-ichi Seiko company that designs and manufactures small form factor precision connectors for high speed and high frequency applications.

The Novastack 35-HDP is a fully shielded, board-to-FPC connector with a mated height of 0.75mm on a 0.35mm pitch which includes four 2.2A power contacts. Available with 42 or 56 signal pins, the connector supports data rates of 20 Gbps, and 360 degree shielding with multiple grounding enables the connectors to be placed much closer to noise sources such as antennas.

Novastack – B is a 0.4mm pitch stacking board-to-board (FPC) battery connector with four signal pins and four 6A power pins (USB PD applicable). Novastack 4 is a 0.4mm pitch stacking board-to-board connector with a mated height of 0.6mm, and available in 10, 24, 30, 34 and 40 pin versions.

Comments Gary Evans, e-mech divisional manager at Astute Electronics: “This connector family from I-PEX is extremely low profile, rugged and of very high quality. The new Novastack 35-HDP device is designed to facilitate data transfer in accordance with international standards such as USB3.1, PCIE Gen 3 and 4, USB Thunderbolt 3 and EDP HBR 3.”

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