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Card In/Out Method
Defines method of inserting and extracting smart card into connector. Push-in and pull-out is the most popular choice in the market.
Shielding offers protection from EMI interference.
Card Insertion Cycles
Number of times an ISO/IEC 7810 smart card may be inserted and extracted from the connector.
PCB Mount Type
Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB. Through hole (TH) or surface mount (SMT).
Card Insertion Position
Defines whether the card is inserted into the connector in 'standard' orientation with card contacts facing downwards, or 'reverse' orientation with card contacts facing upwards.
Plastic locating pegs used to hold the connector in place during solder process and may provide extra strength post soldering. Also known as plastic post.
Blade or sealed switch. Sealed switch contacts are 'sealed' within a plastic housing, this offers less exposure to the outside world and hence is a more reliable contact generally offering a high number of card insertion cycles. Blade switch contacts are held in the plastic of the connector housing and exposed to the outside world.
Defines whether the switch is normally open or normally closed before the card is inserted.
Smart Card Connectors
GCT offer Smart card connectors in types to suit a variety of budgets and applications. Choose landed contact for 500,000 card insertion ad extraction cycles. Friction contacts offer economy for applications such as set top box, this type of contact normally offers 100,000 ISO/IEC 7810 card cycles, however GCT's innovative SCC050 products offers an amazing 500,000 cycles at a very economical price.