Compact connectors offer secure connection and easy unmating

The Hirose DF40 series of connectors, available in board-to-board and FPC-to-board configurations, supports high-speed applications with a 10 Gbits/s data rate and conformity to USB4® v2.0 specifications.

The DF40 series of shielded flexible printed circuit FPC-to-board and board-to-board connectors from Hirose supports high-speed signal transmission at rates up to 10 Gbits/s, making it suitable for use in products conforming to the specifications of the USB4 specification v2.0 standard. At just 3.38 mm deep, the DF40 series connectors occupy a small board mounting area. 

The connectors’ robust, metal-blade lock has a sliding mechanism to provide a secure connection. This is ideal for applications that must be able to withstand drop impacts. A positive tactile click can be felt when mating to confirm correct engagement. A vacuum pick-and-place area is available for automatic placement.

Guide ribs provide a wide self-alignment range of ±0.33 mm in the x and y directions to simplify mating. The user-friendly connector offers an effective mating length of 0.45 mm, providing high contact reliability. 

In addition to the standard DF40 series, Hirose also offers:

  • DF40T, DF40GT, DF40F series of heat-resistant and/or floating versions for automotive applications
  • DF40GL, a shielded version
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