Cable assembly provides high performance at lower cost

February 27, 2013 4:03 pm | Samtec | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s line of standard high speed cable assemblies now includes an Edge Card Cable Assembly featuring 100Ω AcceleRate fully shielded twinax cable which is a low cost alternative to standard twinax cable assemblies, but with equivalent performance.


BGA socket includes typical contact resistance of 20 milliohms per I/O

February 12, 2013 10:32 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high-performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch 1521 ball BGA - SG-BGA-8030. The socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per I/O. The socket connects all pins with 10 GHz bandwidth on all connections.

LISTED UNDER: Packaging & Interconnects

Combo D-subminiature connectors provide a high signal-to-noise ratio

February 11, 2013 2:03 pm | Conec | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has developed a series of non-magnetic combination D-subminiature connectors for advanced medical imaging equipment. These combination D-subminiature connectors exhibit a low relative magnetism because they replace the major conventional magnetic components that could interfere with the magnetic flux of medical imaging systems, such MRI machines.


Environmentally sealed connector now certified to European standard

February 6, 2013 12:18 pm | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) is pleased to announce that the environmentally sealed Solar SPEC Pak® connector is now certified ETL-EU to the European standard BS EN 50521 for connectors used in photovoltaic systems. The Solar SPEC Pak was the first multipole connector to achieve UL approval under...


Termination improves mechanical integrity and electrical specs

February 4, 2013 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxicom’s 1-watt 3900X series terminations are designed to minimize reflected power that often impedes transmission quality. Used across a spectrum of multi-port microwave devices including directional couplers, isolators and high-power transmitter applications, terminations absorb energy and prevent RF signals...

LISTED UNDER: Circular | Coaxial | Terminal Blocks

Push-pull micro SIM connector suitable for 5,000 card insertion cycles

February 4, 2013 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Connector manufacturer Global Connector Technology has developed a new economical push-pull Micro SIM connector to complement GCT established ‘full size’ SIM connector range. Micro SIM cards have the same contact arrangement as traditional Mini SIM cards, however the reduced card size of .47” x .59” shows an 50% space savings in card footprint.


Ultra-flexible flat silicon cables designed for telepresence robot applications

January 31, 2013 2:43 pm | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for today’s demanding Mobile Video-Conference & Telepresence Robot applications, Cicoil's ultra-flexible flat silicone cables are halogen-free, flame retardant and perform exceptionally well in confined area environments.  In addition, Cicoil’s unique designs provide premium current carrying capacity,

LISTED UNDER: Cable | Flat Cable

Cradle connector is first of its kind to be designated waterprooof and achieve an IPX7 rating

January 30, 2013 3:57 pm | Yokogawa | Product Releases | Comments

Water spills on a PC charger; chemicals come in contact with a handheld medical device. While once considered inevitable, damaging liquid seepage into cradle connectors can now be prevented. Yokowo’s new male side (cradle) connector is the first of its kind to be designated waterproof and to achieve an IPX7 rating.


Internal cable assembly designed for SAS 2.1 and 3.0 applications

January 30, 2013 9:58 am | Fci | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduces its internal Mini-SAS HD product offering, that includes board connectors and cable assemblies, for applications that require SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (12Gb/s) protocol signaling. This product family extension now satisfies hardware applications that would require either external I/O systems (with EMI provisions) or internal I/O systems.


Single fibre splicer designed for installation in small narrow spaces

January 29, 2013 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujikura Europe has launched the world’s smallest single fibre fusion splicer, the 12S, to the international market. At just 121mm wide, 162mm deep and 57mm high it is the most portable and ergonomic device ever developed. The 12S is the latest addition to the fusion splicer range of products from Fujikura.


Cable cutter designed to cut copper cable with steel content

January 28, 2013 4:21 pm | Platinum Tools | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools ( is proud to announce the CCS-6 Cable Cutter (part # 10514) is now shipping. Designed for today’s VDV (Voice, Data, Video) and security installers, the CCS-6 has an MSRP of $19.95.

LISTED UNDER: Packaging & Interconnects

Flange-mounted USB 2.0 connectors deliver reliable protection for harsh environments

January 28, 2013 12:54 pm | Conec | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has expanded its bayonet-locking, IP67-rated industrial USB 2.0 connector series utilizes a 4-hole flange mount nickel plated die-cast housing. The water-resistant USB 2.0 connectors can be mounted on the front or rear side of enclosure panels up to 3.2mm thick.

LISTED UNDER: High Voltage

ABS plastic sockets ideal for educational applications

January 28, 2013 9:40 am | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Today, Global Specialties introduced two new & unique transparent Proto-Boards: models PB-242T & PB-326T. These two new transparent models have ABS plastic sockets with phosphor-bronze contacts that are mounted on metal back plates for added durability.

LISTED UNDER: Accessories

Shrouded connectors ideal for robust, secure connection applications

January 22, 2013 12:08 pm | Mill-Max | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is pleased to announce the addition of a single row option to our shrouded male pin connector line. Shrouded connectors are ideal for applications where a robust, secure connection is demanded, such as frequently mated interconnects and blind mate conditions.

LISTED UNDER: Packaging & Interconnects

Hirose announces licensing agreement with Samtec for IT3/IT5 Mezzanine connector systems

January 21, 2013 10:09 am | Hirose Electric Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric announces an agreement with Samtec Inc. to license its IT3/IT5 High-Speed Elevated Mezzanine connector systems. The IT5 High-Speed Elevated Mezzanine connector system is structured with a helix contact interposer and a new, improved grounding BGA receptacle.

LISTED UNDER: Packaging & Interconnects


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