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GCT Launches Vertical Mount USB Type-C plug aimed at Docking Designs

Introducing GCT’s first USB Type-C plug connector, the vertical mount USB4151 with compact footprint and enhanced PCB stability.

The USB4151 has exceptional integrity when mounted considering its small PCB footprint. The connector is reinforced with five shell stakes in addition to two locating pegs – a critical requirement when designing equipment for charging and docking applications. Competing products in the market today often have a large insulator base for stability, but comes at the expense of a larger footprint.

 The new connector has all the great features of USB Type-C 3.1, including data speeds up to 10Gbps, 5.0A current rating and a reversible form factor.

When paired with GCT’s USB4070 Vertical Type-C receptacle, both connectors create a complete solution for equipment utilising a dock configuration, such as hand held scanners, wearable technology and docking stations.

“A small connector PCB footprint is desirable for space restricted designs, and vertical mount connectors are ideal,” says Kevin Williams, GCT USA General Manager. “But this can also come at the expense of stability on the board, which is not an issue for the USB4151 with its five shell stake design. Engineers can feel confident that our new vertical type-C plug will provide a robust solution for their docking designs.”

The new vertical mount Type-C plug is now available through Digi-Key electronics for immediate shipping.  More information about the all new USB4151 can be found below.

"For restricted space designs, a small connector PCB footprint is desirable and vertical mount connectors are ideal"

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