As our customer asked if we could help with a new generation Jack connector. The customer wanted a
2.5 mm earphone jack to be designed as an SMD connector. That in itself was not particularly difficult, but
that it should float on the contact points on the board and not be soldered was the challenge.
The reason for the desire for this special connector was that our customer wanted to only use SMD
components. At the same time, they wanted to have a connector that could acquire a greater tolerance
of contact points if it was exposed to stress. After drawing approval, we ordered tools, and the first
prototypes were ready for approval after 10 weeks, after which the project went live. It is produced on
tape & reel for automatic assembly.