Smart Card Connectors

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AMP offers a versatile family of Smart Card Connectors designed to meet today's requirements for Smart Cards used in a variety of electronic devices. AMP connectors accept 0.76 [.030] thick integrated circuit type Smart Cards meeting the ISO 7810-7816 or ISOCP8-AFNOR standards and GSM 11.11 standards for SIM cards.

AMP Smart Card Connectors are available in various board mount and surface mount versions. These connectors are supplied in 6, 8 and 16 positions with card detection switches. Housing configurations include standard, low profile, standard with card scoop and front panel mount.

Surface mount SIM/SAM Connectors are available in 6 or 8 positions. The Generic SIM Connector is a low profile 6 position contact module while the SIM/SAM Connector is hinged and is available in an 8 position or 6 position version with a detection switch.


  • Broad choice of connector styles for use with Smart Cards and SIM/SAM cards
  • Smart Card connectors accept ISO 7810/7816 and/or ISOCP8-AFNOR Smart Cards
  • SIM/SAM connectors accept GSM 11.11 SIM cards
  • Connectors available in 6, 8 and 16 position configurations with card detection switches
  • Choice of through-hole or surface mount onto printed circuit board, also remote mount onto panel or board
  • Connector styles available with or without card scoop
  • Contacts are phosphor bronze with duplex gold over nickel plating on mating area
  • High temperature thermoplastic housings
  • Low insertion forces minimize card wear
  • Durability ratings range from 10,000 to 100,000 cycles
  • Produced under a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001


  • Electronic equipment including
    • TV set-top boxes
    • POS, payment and health terminals
    • ATM and vending machines
    • Electronic wallets
    • Mobile and pay telephones
    • ID/access control
    • Computers
    • Medical diagnostic equipment