Snap-on and ultrasonic kits protect PCMCIA cards

Paul Boughton
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed two new PCMCIA I/O kits - snap-on and ultrasonic - each of which is available with a range of options and customisable features for design flexibility. The snap-fit PCMCIA kit consists of a pair of robust, mechanically-assembled stainless steel card covers that provide the card with both torsional stiffness and good performance under drop test conditions. The ultrasonic kit has a plastic cover that is welded around the PC card to create a solid protective shell. Both kits provide secure and tamper-proof protection.
Further features common to both kits are standard card end closure mouldings and the ability to accommodate specialised end caps or extension box designs. The robust 68-pin connector can withstand more than 10,000 mating cycles and, to suit the widest possible range of uses, multiple connector off-set options are available. Kits can be supplied with or without cardbus features. High-volume production tooling is available on request.
Both of the PCMCIA I/O kits meet all Type I and Type II specifications, as well as providing EMI shielding. They meet PCMCIA and JEIDA standards and are fully RoHS-compliant.
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