PC card sockets are specialized connectors specifically engineered to accommodate various types of card-based memory, including CFast, SIM, PCMCIA, Compact Flash, CardBus, ExpressCard, and SD. These sockets enable the convenient insertion and removal of memory cards through different methods such as hinged lid, push-pull, and auto-eject mechanisms.
The sockets come in a variety of configurations to suit different installation needs, including surface mount, board mount, screw mount, straddle mount, snap-in mount, and edge mount. Additionally, there are versions available that can be free-hanging or hand-gripped, providing flexibility for diverse usage scenarios.
These connectors play a crucial role in enabling the seamless integration and utilization of card-based memory in a wide range of electronic devices, offering both convenience and versatility in their design and application.