Kyocera Corp. has launched its new 5656 series electronic board-to-board connectors, featuring 0.5 mm pitch and a proprietary floating structure that delivers the world’s highest mating tolerance*1 with heat resistance up to 125°C. The new connectors are designed for use in car navigation systems, in-vehicle infotainment and millimeter wave radar.
Advancements in automotive infotainment and driver-assist technologies are creating new demand for electronic connectors that meet two key requirements. First, they must operate reliably amid high temperatures; and second, they must maintain stable contact position against vibration and shock.These connectors are specifically designed for these requirements, with heat resistance up to 125°C and a proprietary floating mechanism that provides mating tolerance of ±1.0mm (F/P*2=200%) in both the X and Y directions — 2.2 times larger than Kyocera’s conventional connector products. This enhanced mating tolerance ensures reliable connections by compensating for a greater degree of location mating error and mounting slippage during assembly, as well as vibration and shock in the operating environment.
The 5656 Series connectors are available in two configurations: a straight type that mounts perpendicular to the circuit board for vertical insertion, and a right-angle type that mounts parallel to the board for horizontal insertion.
Also available are two specialized types that meet with a wide range of requirements: the power terminals attached type accommodates high current such as power supply purpose. Combinations of signal and power pins are also available.
The design is reliable and durable amid foreign materials. The form of the area (terminals) removes foreign materials by wiping ensuring reliable connections. Additionally, their structure enhances mounting inspection process. The structure enables users to inspect the tail area to mount a board visually from above or by using an optical inspection device thus enhancing operation efficiency.