Rugged connectors for USB 3.0 interconnects introduced by FCI for data-rich applications

ETTERS, Pa., 11 Sept. 2012. FCI in Etters, Pa., is introducing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 rugged connector for power efficiency, bandwidth, and headroom required for Flash-based products and other emerging consumer and industrial data applications.

The durable USB 3.0 connector allows for as many as 3,500 mating cycles and features added pins for fast USB signal and support for wave soldering applications. The USB 3.0 connectors are colored blue on the interior to distinguish them from USB 2.0 connectors (story continues below).

The halogen-free, RoHS-compliant USB 3.0 connector is available in two receptacle styles, right-angle and vertical mounting. Copper alloy contacts with a steel back shell and high thermoplastic resin housing enable the connector to operate in temperatures from -55 to 85 degrees Celsius.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector supports a 5-gigabit-per-second data rate and 10x performance increase versus USB 2.0 connectors. The connector is backward compatible with the USB 2.0 connector, and improves rich-media device interaction in consumer electronics and audio/video applications.

For more information contact FCI online at

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