C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has introduced the new CCM01 MK5 Series low-profile smart card connectors. Compatible with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) and payment card industry (PCI) standards, the series is well suited for point-of-sale (POS), mobile-point-of-sale (mPOS), transaction, and identification applications.
CCM01 MK5 Series smart card connectors feature a sealed card-detection switch and robust construction with an operating life of 500,000 cycles. They are available in two low-profile options: a 4.0mm plastic cover with 10N(max) insertion force or 3.2mm metal cover with 40N(max) insertion force, both of which feature a card extraction force of 1N(min) and 10N(max). Designed to meet specifications for several different applications, CCM01 MK5 Series connectors are also available with short, recessed contact tails for PCI applications; long contact tails that are exposed to facilitate re-work; and long contact tails with metal pegs for heavy duty 40N insertion force applications. In addition, the connectors are available with a full range of ESD options, including full, partial, and non-ESD protection.
“The CCM01 MK5 Series connectors provide design engineers with a flexible means of adding smart card connectivity to a wide range of identification or transaction functions in either point-of-sale or mobile POS applications,” explained Jean-Michel Bourin, business development director at C&K. “They also conform to EMV and PCI standards.”
All versions of the RoHS-compliant CCM01 MK5 Series smart card connectors feature a 500,000-cycle life and an operating temperature range spanning -40°C to 85°C.