Alps Electric Develops a Push-Push Type Connector That Enables Use of Four Types of Small Memory Cards in a Single Slot.TOKYO -- Alps Electric Co., (Pink Sheets:APELY) has announced the development of the SCDE SCDE Significant CALS (Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support) Data Element
SCDE Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction Series of push-push type connectors that are compatible with four types of small memory card (the SD Memory Card, Multimedia Card(TM), Memory Stick(TM), and xD Picture Card(TM )), more than any other connector on the market.
Used as storage media for digital cameras and portable devices, the market presence of a number of small memory cards conforming to different standards has been rapidly expanding recently. However, these cards are of different shapes and have their connector terminals located differently. When different devices -- for instance a digital camera and a PC -- use different small memory cards, exchanging data can prove difficult. This can require the mediation mediation, in law, type of intervention in which the disputing parties accept the offer of a third party to recommend a solution for their controversy. Mediation has long been a part of international law, frequently involving the use of an international commission, of a third device just to copy data. There was a real need for a connector that is compatible with multiple small memory card formats using a single card slot A socket for inserting a printed circuit board or a PC Card (CardBus card). See PC Card. .
Leaping ahead of the industry, Alps has addressed this need with the development of the SCDE Series 4-in-1 connector. This device is compatible with four types of small memory card, which is more than any other connector currently available.
Alps employed its mechanical design technologies in designing the internal structure of the slot and the arrangement of terminals for this series, and designed in the Company's proprietary Terminal Protection Structure. This allows these connectors to achieve compatibility with four different types of small memory card, while preventing buckling buckling
Mode of failure under compression of a structural component that is thin (see shell structure) or much longer than wide (e.g., post, column, leg bone). Leonhard Euler first worked out in 1757 the theory of why such members buckle. of the terminal connection points and damage to the memory cards. In addition, it was decided to design these connectors as the push-push type, in which storage media are seated by pressing, and ejected by pressing a second time. The terminal for xD Picture Card(TM) is located near the mouth of the slot, the terminal for SD Memory Cards and Multimedia Card(TM) is situated near the insertion insertion n. the addition of language at a place within an existing typed or written document, which is always suspect unless initialled by all parties. slot, and the terminal for Memory Stick(TM) is on the inside the slot. As a result, the length of the small memory card that protrudes from the slot when seated is equal for all four types of storage media, which gives greater design freedom.
Further, a high degree of miniaturization min·i·a·tur·ize
tr.v. min·i·a·tur·ized, min·i·a·tur·iz·ing, min·i·a·tur·iz·es
To plan or make on a greatly reduced scale.
min was achieved through the use of thin body-forming and precision molding technologies. This series of connectors has external dimensions of 31.0mm (W) x 48.1mm (D) x 4.5mm (H), further contributing to design freedom for device manufacturers, as well as to the further reduction of device sizes.
Desktop PCs, notebook PCs, various portable IT terminals, digital still and video cameras, FAX machines, printers, digital AV equipment, etc.
Sample shipments: From the beginning of October October: see month. 2004
Sample price: 600 Yen
Planned monthly production: 200,000 units
Development and production site: Mechatronic See mechatronics. Devices Division, Furukawa Plant (Furukawa, Miyagi Furukawa (古川市; -shi) was a city located in Miyagi, Japan.
As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 73,980 and the density of 551.51 persons per km². The total area was 134.14 km².
The city was founded on December 15, 1950. Prefecture)
Outline of ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
Since its establishment in 1948 ALPS has grown as a comprehensive manufacturer of electronic components. At present ALPS is creating innovative high-value-added products in its main business segments -- Components, Magnetic Devices, Communications, Peripheral Products, and Automotive Electronics -- which are contributing to the advance of a digital society.
ALPS is a global company that carries out its operations with 24 production bases in 9 countries as well as 58 sales bases in 12 countries. Consolidated net sales Net Sales
The amount a seller receives from the buyer after costs associated with the sale are deducted.
This amount is calculated by subtracting the following items from gross sales: merchandise returned for credit, allowances for damaged or missing goods, freight in the year ended March 31, 2004 amounted to 619,675 million Yen.