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Customers who choose to use Micro USB connectors are faced with a multitude of connector options in horizontal PCB orientation. Horizontal orientation is perfect for handheld applications where the PCB runs parallel to the device (such as a cell phone) and where the I/O and battery connectors live at the ‘bottom’ of the device; however µUSB is prevalent in the market and used in many different applications, the right angle configuration does not suit everyone.

micro USB verticalWorking in co-operation with customers, Global Connector Technology (GCT) designed a vertical thru hole Micro USB connector in A/B configuration for a USB O-T-G (On the Go) application, O-T-G allows host functionality for peripherals, amongst other benefits. GCT is the only company in the market offering vertical a thru-hole connector with A/B configuration.

Since the product launch, we received many interesting inquiries for a wide spectrum of applications such as gym equipment, consumer products which detect movement in a room without users wearing or holding anything, for gaming applications, and vehicle mounted data loggers to measure the G-force soldiers are exposed to when IEDs (improvised explosive devices) are detonated.

There is only one other vertical µUSB connector on the market today, and it is offered only as a B-type vertical and produced with a bulky moulding designed for locking. Some customers seek this functionality, and the Japanese connector suits those requirements; however, in our experience, other customers seek to use Micro USB because it is tiny; and sacrificing the extra space taken by our competitor’s moulding does not work for all customers.

Visit GCT to view the full µUSB connector offering including the USB3105: http://www.gct.co/usb-connectors/micro-usb-connectors.aspx

GCT seeks market intelligence about your applications! If you seek a vertical B type configuration please get in touch with me directly at laurence.hill@gct-europe.com. The more potential designs, the better chance we have of bringing a tiny B type version to market to serve your needs. 
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