Quick Reference Guide Fine Pitch FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) Connectors - 0.25mm & 0.3mm Pitch FPC interconnect is a solution that is ideal where small centerline spacing makes larger wire-to-board interconnects impractical. As the market trends towards miniaturization, FPC connectors have been developed to meet the challenges of this expanding market, which demands smaller centerline or pitch spacing, lower proﬁle heights and lighter interconnect solutions. TE Connectivity’s ﬁne pitch FPC solutions are reliable interconnects that utilize an actuator to secure the cable termination and are ﬁeld terminatable (requires no tooling). TE Connectivity’s FPC solutions are available in centerline spacings of 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 1.0mm and 1.25mm. In this quick reference guide we introduce items with 0.25mm and 0.3mm centerline spacing. FEATURES AND BENEFITS PRODUCT APPLICATIONS • Uses FPC / FFC cable • Flat Flex Printed Cable Applications • Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) • Consumer electronics • SMT PCB termination • Available in top and bottom contact versions • Cost effective solution that requires no tooling • Low proﬁle height • Light weight • 0.25mm pitch series accepts angled insertion of ﬂexible printed circuit te.com/products/fpc − Personal Computers − Mobile / Smart Phones − Cameras − GPS Devices − Set Top Boxes − Game Consoles − LC Displays TE Connectivity Fine Pitch FPC (0.25mm & 0.3mm Pitch) Basic Information Figure A Tail Orientation staggered All of our ﬁne pitch FPC products feature a staggered tail orientation. This means that the layout of the front and rear contacts are staggered as shown in Figure A. Figure B When the tail orientation is staggered it is important to remember that you can measure the centerline by measuring the distance between the center of the front contact and the center of the rear contact as shown in Figure B. Centerline Spacing Centerline can be measured many different ways, however, in general, it is simply the spacing between the center of one contact and the center of its neighboring contact. Figure C You can note the centerline of our ﬁne pitch FPC product by looking at the contacts of the connector itself shown in Figure C or by the method already described in Figure B. Flip Lock Actuator All of our Fine Pitch FPC connectors incorporate a ﬂip lock actuator for greater printed circuit retention. This termination method also allows for Zero Insertion Force which is why this product is commonly referred to as a ZIF connector. The operation of a ﬂip lock actuator can be seen in the images below. Front Flip Lock Actuator Step One: Step Two: Step Three: Step Four: Open Flip-Lock Actuator. The actuator hinges open towards the back side of the connector (away from the FPC). Insert the FPC into the connector. With the FPC inserted, close the Flip-Lock Actuator. The actuator hinges close towards the front side of the connector (towards the FPC). Your FPC is now securely mated with the connector. Back Flip Lock Actuator Step One: Step Two: Step Three: Step Four: Open Flip-Lock Actuator. The actuator hinges open towards the front side of the connector (towards the FPC). Insert the FPC into the connector. With the FPC inserted, close the Flip-Lock Actuator. The actuator hinges closed towards the back side of the connector (away from the FPC) and closes with a tactile click. Your FPC is now securely mated with the connector. Upper (Top) Contact vs Lower (Bottom) Contact Many of our ﬁne pitch FPC products are available in both Upper (top) or Lower (bottom) contact versions. This attribute simply represents which portion of the contact the ﬂexible printed circuit interacts with. As you can see from the image below, the FPC contacts are formed in a “U” shape. Only one prong of that “U” shaped contact interfaces with the ﬂexible printed circuit contacts. Choosing the correct contact design is generally based on the orientation of the ﬂexible printed circuit as described below. If the contacts of the ﬂexible printed circuit are facing up (away from the board) then the upper contact version is required. te.com/products/fpc Upper(Top) Contact Lower(Bottom) Contact FPC FPC Contact Point If the contacts of the ﬂexible printed circuit are facing down (towards the board) then the lower contact version is required. TE Connectivity Fine Pitch FPC (0.25mm & 0.3mm Pitch) 0.25mm Pitch FPC Connector Position Number Image Base PN Pitch size (mm) Flip Lock Type Contact Point PN 25 2040832 0.25 Lower (Bottom) Back 27 29 31 33 37 39 41 43 45 ✓ 1-2040832-4 ✓ 1-2040832-6 Note: All 0.25mm pitch products feature angled ﬂexible printed circuit insertion. See below for detail. What’s the advantage of “angled insertion?” Straight insertion: Angled insertion: Advantage of angled insertion: Typically ﬂexible printed circuits are inserted straight into the interconnect (or parallel to the PCB). This in turn uses up valuable real-estate in front of the interconnect, which can be a problem as today’s devices are trending towards miniaturization. With the angled or slanted insertion you can see how the ﬂexible printed circuit enters the interconnect from an angle. This frees up the space in front of the interconnect which would not have been available using the standard insertion method. Here you can see how the saved board space can be utilized when using the angled insertion interconnect. You can easily use the freed board space to run a group of FPC connectors or place virtually anything in this place on the PCB. 0.3mm Pitch FPC Connector Position Number Image Base PN Pitch size (mm) Flip Lock Type Contact Point PN 25 27 29 31 33 37 39 41 43 45 51 ✓ 2013496-9 ✓ 1-2013496-0 2013496 0.3 Back Lower (Bottom) ✓ 1-2013496-1 ✓ 1-2013496-5 ✓ 1-2013496-6 ✓ 1-2013496-8 2013928-8 2013928-9 ✓ ✓ ✓ 1-2013928-2 2013928 0.3 Back Upper (Top) ✓ 1-2013928-4 ✓ 1-2013928-5 ✓ 1-2013928-6 ✓ 1-2013928-7 ✓ 3-2041390-9 2041390 0.3 Front Lower (Bottom) 71 ✓ 5-2041390-1 ✓ 7-2041390-1 2041390 - Narrow Front Flip Lock Style 2013928 – Narrow Back Flip Lock Style 2013496 – Robust Back Flip Lock Style Actuator Open Actuator Open Actuator Open Actuator Closed Actuator Closed Actuator Closed Advantages of Robust Back Flip Lock Actuator The box shaped robust actuator is visibly much larger than standard actuators and provides a surface for automated pick and place, increases ease of use by providing more area for an operator to handle, provides greater ﬂexible printed circuit retention and better protects the connector. Easy to Pinch Box Shape Robust Actuator Good Operability! te.com/products/fpc Frequently asked questions Question 1: Question 3: What position sizes can TE Connectivity provide? What type of packaging is used for Fine Pitch FPC products? Answer 1: Answer 3: We offer odd numbered position sizes only. Apart from the position sizes listed in the product matrix, we will also be able to provide 11P to 71P sizes in our 0.3mm pitch series and 11P to 61P sizes in our 0.25mm pitch series found in this quick reference guide. All items are sold in embossed tape and reel packaging. However, packaging quantities may be different depending on the size and position count of the product. Question 4: What is the minimum height of this product series? Question 2: Answer 4: What is the advantage of angled ﬂexible printed circuit insertion? Among the items within this guide, 0.9mm is the lowest height. Answer 2: Question 5: Being able to insert and mate the ﬂexible printed circuit into the connector at an angle makes it possible to mount the FPC connector anywhere on your PCB as there is much less clearance needed in front of the connector during mating and unmating. What is the biggest differentiator of TE’s FPC connector series? Answer 5: According to our research, our FPC connectors offer the same product function in one of the smallest form factors on the market. Our product also offers a distinct click lock and a larger vacuum pick-up area. FOR MORE INFORMATION TE Technical Support USA: Canada: Mexico Latin/S. 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