Space save wonder

With a height of 3mm, the PCB Slimline Smart Card Connector from Amphenol is ideal for use in nearly all applications where space is critical. Measuring 56 x 30mm, the space demands of the smart card are reduced by more than half. This enables the use of the connector in many applications, including the latest generation of POS-terminals and electric, gas and water meters. It is suitable for pick and place and surface mount soldering.

Variants with Flexprint are also available and can be adapted to meet individual customer requirements. When installed with the optional addition of tamper protection, the product fulfils all PCI/PET specifications; a basic requirement that payment terminals demand. The new connector has a lifespan of up to 100,000 mating cycles and is available from distributor Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH.