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Can anybody tell me what this connector is called and how I could purchase one for my own prototype board?

This is a picture of a Nintendo Wii motherboard (bottom) and the bluetooth adapter (top). I'd like to connect this bluetooth adapter to my own board for a project I'm working on so I need a connector like the one on the motherboard.

Wii Bluetooth Adapter

Here is another picture of both the board connector and module plug:

Wii Bluetooth Module and Connector

Thanks for any help!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ looks like a custom DIP socket aka proprietary \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 3:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ share the pitch, height info \$\endgroup\$
    – User323693
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 4:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ The connector is really, really small so I don't have anything to measure it. If this is needed and you can't help without it, I understand and appreciate the help anyway! \$\endgroup\$
    – SofaKng
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 4:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ unless measurement is done, part cannot be identified. if not identified, cannot be used in the project \$\endgroup\$
    – User323693
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 5:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please photograph against a ruler for size reference avoiding perspective as much as possible. I would recommend investing in a vernier for measurements. \$\endgroup\$
    – whatnick
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 6:19

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It is very similar to the Hirose DF40 surface-mount "riser" connector. But I don't see any 16-pin versions. I wonder if that isn't a 20-pin version with the two end pins missing from each end?

Ref: https://www.hirose.com/product/en/download_file/key_name/DF40/category/Catalog/doc_file_id/31649/

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I would ask over on EEVblog Forum \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 5:09
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If the quest is to find the connector type only, then it is very close to the slimstack connectors from Molex.

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/family?key=slimstack_fine_pitch_smt_board_to_board_connectors&channel=products&chanName=family&pageTitle=Introduction&parentKey=board_to_board_connectors

Images for reference: 16 pins are available. Unless pitch and mated height is known, a single part cannot be identified.

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Just to add, although I know it's been a while. I've measured it and the exact part number is Molex 0541020164.

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-llc/0541020164/WM8876CT-ND/3197306

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I call them "board to board" connectors. Connector of this style have become very common in laptops, etc, and are made by all the usual connector companies in a variety of sizes and stacking heights.

You can search Digi-Key.com under the connector subcategory "Rectangular - Board to Board Connectors - Arrays, Edge Type, Mezzanine." You might be able to determine the manufacturer and model of those with enough detective work.

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https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-llc/0547220164/WM3446CT-ND/2405569

I think it's this one. The matching part is down the page a bit.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This is the same product already suggested in the answer by Umar. Posting repetitions of the same answer is generally discouraged here. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jules
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 21:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jules I'm not sure if this is the same connector family that Umar had suggested. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 5:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NickAlexeev - it definitely is: click on the link on Umar's post, select the 0.5mm pitch, and scroll down the list - the same part number is found in the 20-40 page of results. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jules
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 10:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jules I've followed Umar's link. The Molex family numbers at Umar's link were different. [Unless I've missed something.] \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 3:46

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