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Sim card connector has inbuilt card detection

Sim card connector has inbuilt card detection

Posted by Steve RogersonApril 16, 2011

The six circuit sim card connector from GTK has inbuilt card detection and a push-push mechanism that facilitates positive insertion and removal of the card.

While sim cards are synonymous with mobile phones, they are ideal for other applications, allowing real-time communications. This connector is compliant to the GSM 11.11 standard and has a life of at least 5000 cycles.

The connector housing material is 94V-0 plastic, with phosphor bronze surface mount contacts and it works in operating temperatures from -40 to +85degC. The product is supplied as standard in tape and reel format.

The growing volume usage of sim cards in smartphones, PC tablet products and smart metering makes them extremely cost effective.

“One of our longstanding utility metering customers uses a sim card as the communication medium to transmit data back to the utility supplier, for monitoring and billing purposes,” said Tom Hennessey, business manager for connectors and cables assemblies at GTK. “Our sim card connector permits positive registration of the card and locks it into position.

“We are seeing an increased level of interest for this product in non-mobile applications as OEMs realise its wider potential.”

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