Personal Peripheral Devices Product Roundup  

By AJ Born | April 25, 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights personal peripheral device connectors from leading suppliers.  

Personal peripheral devices

Molex compact USB Type-C connectorsMolex compact USB Type-C connectors from Heilind Electronics offer greater PCB savings while enabling high-frequency mating in consumer, data, and other I/O applications. Support for 5.0 Amps of power in plug and receptacles reduces battery-charging time by 64% versus micro-USB 2.0’s current rating of 1.8 A. With reversible plugging capabilities, the new Molex USB Type-C connectors offer the smallest pitch (0.5 mm), big current-carrying capacity (5.0 A), and maximum data throughput of 10 Gb/s.

JAE’s DX07 USB4 SeriesJAE’s DX07 USB4 Series was one of the first USB Type-C receptacle connectors certified for use in USB4 40 Gb/s devices. This product satisfies the strict USB4 specifications for signal integrity with an optimized internal structure carefully designed using advanced simulation software. JAE, an active contributor in the USB-IF working group tasked with creating new USB specifications, offers a large lineup of USB Type-C connectors and cables that support various requirements, such as USB Power Delivery, USB 2.0 only, and Thunderbolt 3. USB4 Version 2.0 is the newest revision to the USB specification supporting transmission speeds of up to 80 Gb/s — four times that of the USB 3.2 revision.

Samtec's HDMR series of high-speed I/O receptaclesSamtec’s HDMR series of high-speed I/O receptacles, supplied by Avnet, meets digital display working group single monitor interface specifications. This series is available in panel flange and board locking options, with through-hole or SM mounting options, with 19 positions, and ground tails.


Samtec’s USB150WN1X1 USB 802.11N Mini Wireless Network AdapterSamtec’s USB150WN1X1 USB 802.11N Mini Wireless Network Adapter from RS allows almost any USB-enabled desktop, laptop, or notebook computer system to connect to N, G, or B wireless networks. Using a 1T1R (1 Transmitter/1 Receiver) design over the 2.4 GHz frequency in an extremely compact form factor, the USB adapter can reach up to 150 Mb/s over an 802.11n network while taking up minimal space. Backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (11/54 Mb/s), this adapter is a versatile wireless networking solution. With support for standard and advanced security options such as WEP, WPA, as well as wireless Quality of Service (QoS) support, and quick and easy setup through WPS, this USB 2.0 adapter is backed by’s two-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. It is excellent for wireless upgrades or first-time setups.

TE Connectivity's USB 3.0 connector, supplied by TTITE Connectivity’s USB 3.0 connector, supplied by TTI, meets all USB-IF standards. It supports 5 Gb/s data rate for fast sync-n-go and a 10-fold performance increase over USB 2.0, which makes downloading HD movies a snap. The USB 3.0 connector is backward compatible with USB 2.0 while offering optimized power efficiency by eliminating device polling and reducing active and idle power requirements. It allows for the unit load of 150 mA (a 50% increase over the minimum unit load of USB 2.0) up to six unit loads (900 mA, an 80% increase over USB 2.0 at a registered maximum of 500 mA). This means that USB 3.0 has up to 80% more power based on the configuration of the device.

PRECI-DIP’s high reliability spring-loaded contact with clip technologyPRECI-DIP’s high reliability spring-loaded contact with clip technology is ideal for peripheral devices which need to be recharged on a docking station, such as mice, touch stylus, game controllers, or earphones. It ensures a secure and reliable connection between the docking station and the device being docked. Spring-loaded contacts are easy to use. Spring pins allow a fast, blind-mating connection. The contacts are very tolerant of misalignment errors. Spring-loaded contacts are designed to withstand repeated use, which can help extend the life of personal peripheral devices. They are ideal for devices that require a stable connection, such as laptops or tablets, or that get frequent use, like keyboards and mice. With PRECI-DIP’s unique CLIP technology, spring pins can carry 20 Amps even when the piston is moving or exposed to vibration.

KYOCERA AVX 5861 SeriesThe KYOCERA AVX 5861 Series of space-saving board-to-board connectors feature a fine pitch of 0.35 mm, stacking height of 0.6 mm (between boards), and a width of 1.95 mm. With the metals covering both ends and narrow pitches and low profile, the connector realizes the structurally high robustness and smooth guiding function for mating to prevent breakage of the insulator housing and contact caused by misaligned mating. The metals at both ends, enable a rated current of 5.0 A per metal tab.

Lumberg’s USB 3.1 chassis socket Type-C Lumberg’s USB 3.1 chassis socket Type-C is suited for consumer electronics as well as IT, communications, and measurement and control technology. It is used in computers, smartphones, mobile devices, navigation devices, audio devices, and measuring instruments. Variants include pure SMT soldering, hybrid SMT/THT soldering, and sealing gasket towards device housing. Up to 5/1.25/0.25 A, USB 3.1, 24 poles, for SMT soldering to printed circuit boards, 10,000 mating cycles.

KEL's USLS Series from KensingtonKEL’s USLS Series from Kensington is a low-profile, stack-mating-type micro coaxial cable connector for computer peripherals. The board side connector is surrounded by a metal shell to improve noise reduction. Overall, the connector has a 1.65 mm stacking height. Bulk pressure welding improves connection reliability and makes it more compact. It is applicable for high-density printed circuit boards. The cable harness can be passed through a 4 mm diameter tube. The common problem of positioning for stack mating type connectors has been resolved with advanced technology. Stack mating provides superior workability. USLS is a lead-free product.

USB 4 connectors compatible with Thunderbolt 4 interfaceUSB 4 connectors compatible with Thunderbolt 4 interface from Amphenol Communications Solutions combine power charging, tunneling USB, PCIe data transfer, and DP video and audio capability in a single Type-C connector. With a power rating up to 100W, these connectors have a high-speed data transmission rate of up to 40 Gb/s. The USB 4 connectors are ideal for applications in storage, notebook (laptops), tablet, docking, peripherals (monitor/display, projector), automotive infotainment, home entertainment, and more.

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