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Autosplice Introduces New Antenna Contact Technology

Autosplice has introduced a new series of compact surface mount contacts for antenna applications in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The new single-piece contact designs are ideally suited for Near Field Communications (NFC) Antenna requirements as well as other grounding applications within wireless communications designs and are superior to existing two-piece molded products.

The new Autosplice crush-proof antenna clips integrate both the antenna contact and the base into a unified single-piece stamping that improves reliability and reduces cost. Since the entire contact is formed from stamped copper alloy, contact resistance and mechanical stability during vibration are superior to the typical multipiece designs.The footprint of these newone-piece contacts can be significantly smaller than the multipiece configurations, therefore, requiring less PCB space and allowing for overall better fit, form and function.

Autosplice antenna clip products are manufactured from stamped copper alloy material and are available in standard 13" tape and reel for ease of pick and place assembly. The clips are also available in a variety of heights to accommodate specific antenna and product design requirements while minimizing PCB real estate usage.
NFC is a form of contactless communication between devices like smartphones or tablets, which enables a user to wave the smartphone over an NFC compatible device to send information without needing to touch the devices together or go through multiple steps setting up a connection. Fast and convenient, NFC technology is popular in many parts of Europe and Asia, and is quickly spreading throughout the United States. By integrating credit cards, subway tickets, and paper coupons all into one device, NFC enables a user to board a train, pay for groceries, redeem coupons or loyalty points, and exchange contact information all with the wave of a smartphone.

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Autosplice Antenna Contact (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

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