Type-C Edge mount PCB plug

GCT’s new edge mount USB Type-C Plug, the USB4155, has been developed to provide design engineers with greater options for docking solutions and plug-in external dongle devices.

The USB4155 is mid-mounted to make the best use of the PCB thickness within the profile of the connector. The slim 2.9mm profile offers features on the external metal case that provide improved EMI/RFI protection and engage with case designs to optimise strength, eliminating external forces being transmitted to the PCB solder joint.

The plug has two rows of SMT contacts for soldering on one side of the PCB and 2 PCB shell stakes for shell grounding and retention on the PCB.

The horizontal USB4155 complements the vertical USB4151 plug and other connectors in the GCT range to give designers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for any USB C application in any orientation.

GCT is also offering 3D models and PCB footprints free to download, making digital evaluation and simulation easy to carry out.