USB Type-C Connector CX Series

USB Type-C Connector

Overview

The CX series connector conforms to the next-generation USB standard "USB Type-C™". It is expected to be widely adopted as a standard interface in various devices in the consumer, industrial machinery and automobile market.
※USB Type-C™ is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum.

Features of Hirose’s USB Type-C, CX Series

  1. Reversible interface for easy mating
  2. Conforms to the USB type-C standard
  3. Supports 10Gbps Transmission (USB 3.1 Gen.2)
  4. Clear tactile click (Excellent locking)
  5. Design with superior mechanical strength
  6. Plug: Slim overmold design
  7. Receptacle: Top-mount and mid-mount types are available. Both types offer a Hybrid PCB termination featuring easy solder reworking. The Double-row SMT type is excellent for high-speed transmission.

Introducing CX series

Tactile click of CX series

Product line-up of CX series

Product Type Contact type TID
(Certification number)
Features
CX60-24S-UNIT Plug SMT, Double-row 5,200,000,291 Slim type
CX70M-24P1 Receptacle
(Mid-mount)
Hybrid
(SMT&DIP 1 row each)
5,200,000,077 Space saving type,
Depth: 8.35mm
CX70M-24P2 Receptacle
(Mid-mount)
Hybrid
(SMT&DIP 1 row each)
TBD Space saving type,
Depth :7.95mm
CX90B1-24P
(Developing)
Receptacle
(Top-mount)
SMT, Double-row TBD 10Gbps data transfer,
Robust structure type
CX80B1-24P
(Developing)
Receptacle
(Vertical)
SMT, double-row TBD Low profile type

Certificate authority

3rd Party Test Lab certified by USB Implementers Forum.

ALLION

Specification

No. of contact 24
Plating Gold (Contact part)
Locking Friction lock
Method of mounting substrate SMT Double-row / Hybrid (DIP&SMT Single row each)
Storage temperature range -30 ℃ to +85 ℃
Rated current Contact No. A1,A4,A9,A12,B1,B4,B5,B9,B12 : DC 1.25A(Max.), 
Rest of the contact : DC 0.25A
Rated voltage(AC) 20V AC
Contact resistance 40mΩ or less (Initial)
Withstanding voltage 100V AC for 1minute
Insulation resistance 100MΩ or more (Initial)
Durability 10,000

Applications


Smartphone


Tablet PC


Smart glasses


Smart watch

About USB Type-C

Type-C USB cable

USB Type-C is a new connector standard of "USB 3.1" formulated by USB standard organization "USB Implementers Forum".
This compact sized USB connector is similar to the micro USB that is now widely used for smart phones and other various applications. It features reversible insertion, speeds up to 10Gbps transmission. Quick charge is possible by applying USB Power Delivery (PD).

<Comparison of USB Type connectors>
Type USB Type-C USB2.0 (Micro B) USB3.0 (Micro B)
Dimensions Type-C USB 3D illust Type-C USB 3D illust Type-C USB 3D illust
Mating type Reversible One way One way
Speed 10Gbps 480Mbps 5Gbps
No. of contacts 24pos. 5pos. 10pos.
Rated current 5A (5A by 4 contacts)
Pin No. A4, A9, B4. B9 → VBUS(+)
Pin No. A1, A12, B1, B12 → GND(-)
Rest of the pin: 0.25A
0.9A (Pin No.1,5)
Rest of the pin: 0.5A
1.8A (Pin No.1,5)
Rest of the pin: 0.5A
Rated voltage 100V AC 100V AC 100V AC
Contact resistance 40mmΩ Max. 30㎜Ω Max. 30㎜Ω Max.
Durability 10,000 10,000 10,000
Insertion/
Withdrawal force
(*Initial)
5N-20N
8N-20N
35N or less
8N or more
35N or less
10N
Host/Device Both are possible Device only Device only
Features 1: Reversible mating without concern for orientation

The symmetrical design eliminates concern for backward insertion. You simply insert the plug in either directions.
*Hirose's CX series has a superior in "click feel" when mating and is designed to prevent incomplete mating.

Features 2: High speed data transmission / Video output

USB Type-C can transfer the data twice as fast compared to the conventional USB 3.0 (5Gbps), 10Gbps (Max.)
Also, if alternate mode is applied, it becomes possible to meet various video transmission standards such as MHL and Display Port.

Features 3: Large capacity power supply which enables quick charge

Applicable to USB Power Delivery, it can handle up to 100W (20V / 5A). This makes it possible to use not only for smart phones but also for tablet, notebook PC and other displays.

Features 4: It can be used for both host and device sides

Using a conventional USB connector, the Series A connector is always connected to the host. The Series B connector is always connected to the device. The Type-C connector can be used at both host side and device side.
Using a conventional USB system, the USB B connector, comes in many forms including the standard USB-B, the mini-B, and the Micro-B. Each of these standards requires a different cable. The Type-C connector, it is a single standard that can connect to all devices with only one USB cable.

Only one cable is needed for data transmission/charging
Features 5: Only one cable is required

The Type-C connector is able to perform all functions such as data transmission, video output and charging described above at the same time. With a Type-C cable, data transmission is set by USB, video output by display port, charging by power adapter ...All you need is only one cable!