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HARWIN J-Tek & Gecko FPC Assemblies | New Product Brief

February 04, 2021 by Mouser Electronics

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HARWIN J-Tek & Gecko FPC Assemblies

Harwin Datamate J-Tek and Gecko Flex Printed Circuit Assemblies are a low-profile alternative to standard cable connectors that allow designers to stack PCBs closer together. 

Options include 2mm pitch Datamate J-Tek connectors on a 1mm pitch FPC or 1.25mm pitch Gecko connectors on a 0.5mm pitch FPC. FPC assemblies also offer a much tighter bend radius than comparable cable assemblies, further reducing spacing concerns. The assemblies rated for operation from -65°C to +150°C. 

They’re shock and vibration proof and have stainless steel locking screws or latching to ensure a secure connection, with 4 finger Beryllium Copper contacts to ensure signal integrity even under high vibration. Single- and double-ended assemblies are available, and the assemblies are rated for up to 1A per track. 

  • Low-profile flex mounted SMT connections 
    • Datamate J-Tek: 2mm pitch connector, 1mm pitch FPC 
    • Gecko: 1.25mm pitch connector, 0.5mm pitch FPC 
  • Tighter bend radius than standard cables 
  • Operating temperature range: -65°C to +150°C 
  • Stainless steel locking screws or latching ensures a secure connection 
    • Shock (100G) and vibration (up to 20G) proof 
  • Single- and double-ended assemblies 
    • Single-ended assemblies: compatible with standard ZIF/LIF connectors 
  • Current rating: 
    • Datamate J-Tek: 1.0A max per track 
    • Gecko: 0.4A max per track 

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