microSD Express Connector

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Features & Benefits
  • New 17 pin connector design
  • Supports next generation performance
  • Dedicated pin for card detect function
  • SD host is in deep low-power mode until the card is inserted
  • Backwards compatible with the legacy Micro SD card (UHS-I)
  • Provides higher adaptability and practicability
  • Data transfer speed of up to 8GT/s
  • Approximately 6x faster than existing Micro SD card
  • Robust mating mechanism that ensures reliable connection
  • Specially targets demanding application that requires high speed and storage capacities
  • Up to 5000 mating cycles
  • High durability
  • Lead and halogen-free
  • Meets environmental, health and safety requirements
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MicroSD Express Connector: Unleashing Next-Gen Memory Card Performance

In an era where data demands are skyrocketing, Amphenol has emerged as an industry pioneer by introducing cutting-edge card sockets designed for microSD Express and Micro SD cards (UHS-I). This revolutionary 17-pin microSD Express connector boasts the capability to achieve astonishing speeds of up to 985MB/s while adhering to the SD Specification V7.1. With its impressive performance, the microSD Express connector enables microSD Express cards to function as removable Solid State Drives (SSDs), making it the perfect solution for devices hungry for speed and storage. In this article, we will explore the exceptional features and benefits of Amphenol's microSD Express connector and delve into its potential applications across various industries.

High-Performance Marvel

Amphenol's microSD Express connector is engineered for speed and performance, meeting the demanding requirements of PCIe® 3.0. With a data rate of 8GT/s (PCIe Gen 3), this connector ensures seamless data transfer, outpacing traditional Micro SD cards by approximately 6 times. This impressive speed not only enhances data transfer but also opens doors to new possibilities in terms of data-intensive applications.

Unleashing the Potential

The microSD Express cards can now function as removable SSDs, offering storage and data access for a wide range of applications. Whether you're dealing with high-resolution content, power-hungry mobile computing, or IoT devices, this connector ensures that your device operates at its peak performance, providing users with a smooth and efficient experience.

Compatibility and Adaptability

The microSD Express connector seamlessly integrates with legacy Micro SD cards (UHS-I), ensuring backward compatibility. This means that users can transition to the faster microSD Express technology without losing access to their existing data. This feature not only saves time but also simplifies the migration process.

Reliability and Durability

The robust mating mechanism of the microSD Express connector ensures a reliable and secure connection. With up to 5,000 mating cycles, this connector is built to withstand the rigors of demanding applications, making it an ideal choice for use in surveillance cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other critical systems. Moreover, this connector is lead and halogen-free, meeting stringent environmental, health, and safety requirements.

Applications Across Industries

The versatility of Amphenol's microSD Express connector extends to a wide range of industries and applications:

Consumers:Mobile phones and tablets can benefit from enhanced storage and data transfer speeds, enabling users to capture high-resolution photos and videos without lag.

Virtual and Augmented Reality:Cameras used in VR and AR applications demand high-speed storage to create immersive experiences, and the microSD Express connector delivers on this requirement.

IoT Devices:IoT devices rely on fast data processing and storage capabilities. This connector ensures that IoT devices operate efficiently, whether it's a smart home device or an industrial sensor.

Mobile Computing Devices:Laptops and hybrid devices can leverage the speed of microSD Express cards to improve boot times, application loading, and overall system performance.

Surveillance Cameras:Surveillance cameras require high-speed storage to capture and store high-definition video footage reliably. The microSD Express connector ensures uninterrupted recording.

Amphenol's microSD Express connector is a game-changer in the world of memory card technology. Its incredible speed, compatibility, and adaptability make it a versatile solution for a wide range of applications, from consumer electronics to industrial IoT devices. With a commitment to reliability and durability, Amphenol's microSD Express connector is set to redefine the way we store and access data, enabling us to keep pace with the ever-evolving digital landscape.