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USB to Synchronous Cable Enables IP Data Communications for Tactical Radios

March 19, 2008 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems’ ACC-188 USB Synchronous Interface Adapter enables tactical radios currently used by the U.S. Armed Forces to interface to PCs and transmit IP based data. According to the company, the adapter allows warfighters to quickly transmit and receive data such as GPS maps, images, coordinates, and IM type communications.

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Double Level PCB Terminal Blocks Saves Space

March 13, 2008 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CTBDD93 series feature high quality rising clamp wire connections and are UL, cUL, CE, VDE and IMQ approved. They available in two standard pitches of 5 mm and 5.08 mm, and are ordered as separate male and female connectors. The two connectors can be mounted vertically, or at 90°, to suit different applications. The double level design of the male connector reduces the required space on the PCB by a half. The terminal blocks are molded in green UL94 V-0 flame retardant PA66, and are

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Submini Board Connectors Enable Tight Spacing

March 11, 2008 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on a patented hermaphroditic design where the connector and counter-connecter are identical, ERNI Electronics' MicroStac 9- and 14-pin SMT connectors have a 0.8mm grid and enable a board-to-board spacing as close as 3 mm. Features include a coplanarity of less than 0.1mm, suction attach areas for pick-and-place handling, and a permissible longitudinal center offset of ±0.7mm and a permissible angular offset of ±4 degrees.

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Direct Acting Valve is Rated for Mobile Voltage Operation

March 6, 2008 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corp. introduced its XM Series Inline Valve for multiple industrial applications in a variety of pneumatic markets. This 1/8", 2-position, single solenoid, spring return 3-way or 4-way valve has AC or DC operating voltages. The 12V DC and 24V DC coils are rated for mobile voltage operation. The 3-way valves can function as normally open or normally closed valves.

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Door-Removal Hinges Provide Access Versatility

March 6, 2008 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Southco introduced its F6 hinge line that includes concealed, removable-style hinges that enhance user options for durable and corrosion-resistant performance, along with concealed mounting and tool-free door removal. Removable and retractable hinge-pin options simplify door removal for easier access, while all-metal designs in a range of sizes provide more choices for strength and durability in a variety of enclosures and industrial equipment.

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Edgecard Connectors Operate with Thicker Daughtercards

March 6, 2008 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Electronics announced the expansion of their edgecard connector portfolio to include a high-temperature, dual-readout series that accepts 0.093" (2.36 mm) thick daughtercards. These edgecard connectors are engineered for high-temperature applications such as straight and right angle card extenders. Made of high-density dielectric materials, parts can be ordered to withstand 150°C continual heat.

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Hyperboloid Connector Family Offers High Cycle Life

March 6, 2008 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

QA Technology Co. announced the expansion of its integraMate hyperboloid contact and connector product family with the addition of 1.5 mm size contacts and a 3-pin power connector. The 1.5 mm size has a current rating in excess of 12A, and it incorporates a 12-wire hyperboloid cage. The core technology is a hyperboloid wire cage contact design that offers a low mating force, high cycle life and superior resistance to shock and vibration.

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High Speed Mezzanine Connectors Offer Signal Clarity

March 6, 2008 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex, Inc. announced its HD Mezz and SEARAY board-to-board connectors for applications with high pin-count devices on mezzanine cards or module printed circuit boards (PCB). They provide multiple benefits on personality or expansion cards for use in networking and telecommunication equipment, mid- and high-range computers, medical equipment, military products and industrial controllers. These connectors simplify PCB routing without sacrificing performance, and they provide advanced electrical and mechanical features.

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Electrically Conductive Latex Coating Has Anti-Static Properties

March 6, 2008 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond introduced its LTX-117G low cost, electrically conductive, water-based adhesive, sealant and coating. It is a one-part, UV stable latex adhesive where the electrical conductivity is achieved by the incorporation of non-metallic graphite filler. This polymer system dries by water evaporation at ambient temperatures to provide cost effective coatings with controlled electrical properties, including use in ESD anti-static systems. It has a service temperature of -60°F to +250°F.

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Contact Connectors in Straight Receptacle Versions

March 6, 2008 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI enlarged its high density Compact D series to 62 contact connectors in straight receptacle versions to meet the need for higher density connectors and as a complement to its press-fit D-sub range in 78 contacts. Provided with press-fit terminations, this connector helps to avoid the cost and time of an additional wave solder process. It is compatible with any PCB thickness starting from 1.6 mm, an advantage for thick backplanes.

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Shielded M8 Connectors with Screw Termination

March 6, 2008 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announced the addition of shielded connectors with screw termination to its Series 768 M8 Euro-style connectors. These connectors allow for shielded connections that protect analog and sensitive signals from EMI interference in industrial Ethernet or Fieldbus networks. The shielding of the connectors is simplified with the use of an iris-shaped spring.

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Terminal Block Relay for High-Current Applications

March 6, 2008 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact announced its PLC-RELAY, a high-current terminal block relay with plug-in SPDT contacts for applications requiring a nominal current rating up to 10A or those that need to improve the electrical life of the contacts. Measuring 14 mm wide, the relay’s contacts are larger than a standard 6 mm terminal block relay. These contacts help to extend service intervals two to three times longer than the standard relay, while adding security for uncertain load conditions at the same time.They are a reliable alternative to ice cube relays, and they feature a plug-in bridging

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Threaded Metal Inserts for Plastics Allow for Subsequent Access to Assemblies

March 6, 2008 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Penn Engineering introduced SI threaded inserts that provide strong, reusable metal threads in plastics to allow for subsequent access to assemblies when required. These brass, stainless steel, or aluminum threaded inserts serve as practical alternatives to permanent joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets. Components can be removed and re-attached quickly and easily utilizing mating hardware. Applications include computer and terminal boards; automotive and aerospace components; electronics, medical, and communications equipment

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Socket for 0.5 mm Pitch SOIC IC Does Not Increase PC Board Footprint

March 4, 2008 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood introduced the SG-SOIC-3000 socket for SOIC. The compact ZIF sockets provide desirable signal integrity, and can be mounted on the small footprint. It needs about 2.5 mm extra space around the chip than the actual chip size. The device has a short signal path of 0.5 mm or 0.75 mm, and an operating temperature is from -35°C to 100°C. It uses elastomeric interconnect technology and the signal loss is less than 1 dB at 6.5 GHz or 10 GHz.

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Interlocking Fused Terminal Strips Feature Square Screw Turrets with Thicker Wall Sections

February 29, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched Camden Electronics’ CFTBN series fused terminal strips for wiring lighting equipment, power supplies, fire and security systems, and domestic equipment. The terminal strips incorporate a spare fuse option in the fuse carrier allowing technicians to immediately locate a replacement in the event of a blown fuse, resetting the circuit with minimum delay. The fuse carrier is suitable for glass and ceramic fuses, has a comfortable finger grip

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