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Molex micro-SIM Card Sockets


Molex micro-SIM Card Sockets

Molex micro-SIM Card Sockets provide maximum PCB and vertical space-savings with added anti-short and polarized card-insertion features for ultra-slim handheld devices. The anti-short feature eliminates any risk of shorting between metal shield and contact pads of micro-SIM cards. Card polarization prevents the SIM card from being inserted in the wrong direction, and the reverse terminal design with gradual lead-in guide smooth card insertion and withdrawal. Excellent electrical contact is achieved using round contact terminals.

NEW! 1.40mm, hinged socket allows full opening at 180-degrees to the horizontal, for easy removal and placement of SIM card.

Features
  • Compact card socket with small footprint and low profile height offers optimum PCB real estate and vertical space savings
  • Terminal-beam design with gradual lead-in prevents contact stubbing while providing electrical reliability and smooth card insertion/withdrawal
  • Anti-shorting feature eliminates any risk of shorting between metal shield and contact pads of micro-SIM cards
  • Card polarization features prevent micro-SIM card from being inserted incorrectly
  • Multiple soldering points provides robust PCB hold-down for both 6- and 8-circuit sockets
  • Insert-molded LCP housings to maintain design and dimension precisions and withstand high-temperature operations
Applications
  • Mobile phones
  • Ultra-slim smart phones
  • Tablet PCs
  • GSM/UMTS modems
  • PC cards
  • Wireless LAN cards


Molex micro-SIM Card Sockets

1.35mm

Measuring only 14.42 (L) by 12.80 (W), the 78723 series offers the industry’s smallest and slimmest 1.35mm-height micro-SIM card socket. Due to the compact size, the slightly protruding end of a fully inserted micro-SIM card [15.12 (L) by 12.00mm (W)] can be withdrawn easily with the very wide ‘finger area’ on the socket.

The design includes an anti-shorting feature and dual ‘shell-bends’ at the rear connector. The anti-shorting feature prevents shorting using a kinked metal-shell to confine any lateral movements of potentially exposed SIM cards.

1.40mm

Molex’s 1.40mm micro-Sim features raised plastic walls that act as contact barriers to insulate the pads of the inserted SIM card from the metal shell of the socket. The socket also has a card polarization feature to prevent the card from being inserted in the wrong direction, and a detect switch to enable card detection when fully inserted. The round contact terminals provide excellent electrical contact; and the reverse terminal design with gradual lead-in enables smooth card insertion and withdrawal.

1.40mm with Hinged Socket

Molex’s 1.40mm micro-Sim Card with Hinged Socket features a U-shaped metal hinge that provides a high pulling force between lid and shell to ensure robust card retention, electrical contact and reliability. A uniquely designed locking mechanism allows a partial tilt of the lid into lock position; or full opening at 180-degrees to the horizontal, for easy removal and placement of SIM card.

This low-profile socket is ideal for ultraslim smartphones with limited vertical space between SIM socket and the phone battery-cover. Maximizing space savings and facilitating easy, top-loading of SIM card, the socket is the designer’s choice for mid-board layouts that preclude the use of front- or side-entry style sockets. Measuring only 16.96 (L) by 13.69 (W) by 1.40mm (H), the socket is more compact than competing equivalents.

1.45mm

The 1.45mm micro-Sim Card Socket features a shell design that restricts lateral movements of the SIM card when inserted, even if improperly cut. Card polarization prevents the SIM card from being inserted in the wrong direction, and the reverse terminal design with gradual lead-in enables smooth card insertion and withdrawal. The round contact terminals provide excellent electrical contact.

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