Micro-USB Interconnects Save Space and Accelerate Data Transfer
Wed, 06/16/2010 - 10:54am
A new series of advanced Micro-USB plugs and sockets with up to 4.8Gbps data transfer speeds is available from Keystone Electronics Corp. These sockets are asserted to reduce PCB footprints and support On-the Go (OTG) technology for mobile device connectivity without a host computer. The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 products can withstand greater than 10,000 mating cycles. A unique socket lead-in design enables blind-mating with the plug. Plugs and Sockets are manufactured with gold plated contacts for reliability and low contact resistance. Cat. No. 940TR is a surface mountable Micro-USB 2.0 Type B socket. Its insulating material is UL94V-0 rated. Cat. No. 955 is a thru-hole mountable Micro-USB, 3.0 Type B socket that delivers data transfer speeds to 4.8 Gbps. All USB 3.0 sockets are backward compatible with USB 2.0 plugs. They are appropriate for use by numerous electronic devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, flash drives and computer peripherals. Keystone’s Type B Micro-USB Plug kits, Cat. No. 941 for USB 2.0 applications and Cat. No. 957 for USB 3.0 applications, are well suited for creating custom cable assemblies.