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Battery Contacts Eliminate Plastic Housing

December 18, 2007 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Components Corp. announced the freestanding BC-501 battery contact series. The low profile, small footprint contacts can be placed anywhere on a circuit board and eliminate the need for a plastic housing. They have a wireform design that helps ensure reliable and high spring force. BC-510 2A contacts are provided on 8 mm wide, 4 mm pitch, conductive polycarbonate tape that meets ANSI/EIA-481 standards

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Ball Bearings in Variety of Metric Sizes

December 17, 2007 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Danaher Motion's Thomson Super Ball Bushings are now available in metric sizes of 16, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50 mm. These bearings have a coefficient of friction as low as 0.001 so designers can specify smaller, less expensive motors, belts, gears, and ball screws. They are drop-in replacements for existing applications and are dimensionally interchangeable with competitive and legacy applications.

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Micro USB Connectors in A- and AB- Sizes

December 17, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon now offers micro-USB connectors in the KMMX size. Connectors are availabile with the Micro-B receptacle for standard devices and the Micro-AB receptacle for the USB Implementers Forum Specification's USB-On-the-Go devices. Both are surface-mount receptacles with stainless steel shells, yielding more than 10,000 insertion cycles for longer life and higher durability.

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Two-in-One ST5 Connector for Mobile Devices

December 17, 2007 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Japan Aviation Electronics developed the ST5, a low-profile, SIM/microSDTM two-in-one connector for connecting the microSDTM, SDA cards, and GSM11.11 plug-in SIM cards in high-end mobile devices. The connector is 2.8 mm thick, uses a push-push insertion/ejection structure; and has a breaking mechanism to prevent the microSDTM card from disconnecting. The design emits an audible click

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Wall Router Extends ZigBee Networks

December 12, 2007 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International introduced the XB wall router, a ZigBee router used to expand a ZigBee network's range.  This device plugs into standard power sockets to compensate for a network's signal erosion or data loss due to distance or interference. It also creates multiple pathways to ensure maximum network reliability. The XBee wall router can be used with Digi's ConnectPortT X gateways, XBee embedded modules, XBee adapters, or XBee sensors.

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High Performance QNF Socket for 0.5 mm Devices Minimizes Performance Loss

December 12, 2007 8:35 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced a high performance QFN socket for 0.5 mm pitch devices. The SG-MLF-7025 sockets are designed for a 10 mm package size, operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate several watts without extra heat sinking

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Through-Panel Terminals have Industrial Power Filtering

December 11, 2007 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weidmuller introduced its WGK Series of through-panel terminal blocks that provide a universal system for industrial control power filtering and UPS systems such as frequency converters and power supplies. The terminal blocks feature housing halves that interlock and enable an easy-to-mount through-panel termination system. In addition to the standard versions with vertical or horizontal wire entry

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ZIF Socket for 0.5 mm Pitch BGA

December 11, 2007 10:34 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced its model CG-BGA-5000 high performance BGA ZIF socket for 0.5 mm pitch BGA. It is designed for a 6 mm package size, and it operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The sockets dissipate up to several Watts without extra heat sinking, and they can handle up to 100W with a custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically

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Twisted Pair Cables for In-Home Theater Applications

December 11, 2007 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Belden announced its high definition multimedia (HDMI) shielded twisted pair cables that provide an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor in the home theater set-up, as well as providing support for standard, enhanced or high-definition video and multi-channel digital audio on a single assembly. Typical applications include connecting HDMI sources

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Connector Doubles Contact Pin Density

December 11, 2007 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMultiple Technology, Inc. introduced its UltraJax connector that provides a high-density contact capability with a standard RJ connector. Contact assemblies are housed in both the top and the bottom so that one RJ connector becomes capable of performing the functions of two connectors. According to the company, this connector will double the port count of hubs, switches, routers and adapter cards, using less than half

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Flexible Connectivity System with Insulation Displacement Blocks

December 11, 2007 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Woertz announced its flexible connectivity system that uses a combination of insulation displacement technology and pluggable terminal blocks. This system provides rapid connections and expandability for power and data buses in industrial and commercial applications. Proprietary flexible power buses can handle up to 70A in flat cables with two to seven conductors. The data bus cables are available as shielded and unshielded

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USB 2.0 Connectors for Automotive Applications

December 11, 2007 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduced two USB 2.0 connectors that are suitable for use in automotive multimedia systems where connection to removable storage devices or other USB-enabled accessories is desired. The connectors comply with typical automotive application requirements in terms of temperature range and number of mating cycles. Standard USB Type A receptacles are available in both right angle and flag style options.

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Expanded Selection Product Supplement

December 11, 2007 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced its multi-color, eight-page, new product supplement that features an expanded selection of micro-pins and micro-jacks along with an assortment of insulated terminals that are made of PTFE (Teflon) and molded diallyl phthalate materials. The pins and jacks are suitable for use with any printed circuit, front panel, board edge or height-specific application on a PCB. Receptacles are manufactured in press-fit, solder, swage and surface-mount styles in full compliance with

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Microminiature Round Cable for Medical Applications

December 11, 2007 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates launched an enhanced microminiature round cable for medical applications that include electrophysiology products and small diameter flexible endoscopes. Through the use of proprietary high strength toughened fluoropolymer (HSTF) and low dielectric constant expanded PTFE (ePTFE) material, this cable maintains its performance through device flexure, abrasion during routing, or tracking and sterilization

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ZIF Connector for Small Consumer Electronics

December 11, 2007 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI developed its YLL Series 0.3 mm pitch, low profile FPC ZIF connectors for mobile phone, digital still and video cameras, and display applications. The connector is available in two versions: the D-Series with down-side contacts at a maximum height of 1.0 mm, and the U-Series with upper-side contacts with a maximum height of 1.05 mm. Both versions have a front flip-type actuator for easy cable insertion.

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