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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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Servo Drive is Hardened for Industrial and COTS Military Uses

February 27, 2008 4:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Copley Controls has developed a hardened version of the versatile panel-mounting Accelnet servo drive to meet both military and extreme industrial environments. The drive’s extended temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges provide added security in non-extreme applications. Designated Series R20, the hardened drives provide networking and stand-alone motion control for brush and brushless motors

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Terminal Blocks Allow for the Interfacing off Internal and External Wiring

February 26, 2008 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

BlockMaster Electronics announced the expansion of their high power line of thru-panel terminal blocks with the addition of the Series OTB-388 with a terminal pitch of 21 mm and Series OTB-488 at a 27 mm terminal pitch. Both of these carry a current capacity rating of 100A at 600V. The two series are designed for motor control, gen set, electric heating

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Open Access Test Chassis

February 19, 2008 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced an open frame chassis for test/debugging.  The unit does not have side or back walls around the card cage area, leaving it open for easy access. The E-frame was designed with the high (and flexible) power and cooling requirements for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems, any 3U or 6U backplanes can be used. This includes VME/64x, VXS, CompactPCI, and other backplane architectures. The Type 39E Portable Tower has a convenient carrying handle

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Wire Connector and Base Header Save Board Space

February 13, 2008 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduced the FKCN 2.5 spring-cage plug connectors and compatible CCDN 2.5 base headers. The innovative push-in spring-cage technology allows rigid and flexible wires with ferrule to be connected quickly without any tools. The connector has a large wire entry so that it can safely support flexible wire ferrules. Wires can be disconnected easily using the orange actuation levers

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High Speed, High Density Backplane Connector System Offers Two Compliant Pin Design Options

February 4, 2008 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated’s Impact backplane connector system is designed to meet the next generation requirements of telecommunications and data networking equipment. They provide up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch in less than 2 mm total width. The system offers two compliant pin design options so customers can balance their electrical and mechanical application needs. Additional features include; broad-edge coupled, hybrid shielding design, providing low cross-talk

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USB Interconnects Accommodate Accelerated Wideband Applications for Electronic Devices

February 4, 2008 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at 3 to 5 times the speed of parallel types plus 20 to 40 times faster than serial port connections for: Mouse/Keyboards, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players, Cable Modems, LAN’s, and Audio Visual Equipment.

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“Mini” USB Interconnects with Data Transfer Speeds up to 480 Mbps

February 1, 2008 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. is offering a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at three- to five-times the speed of parallel types plus 20- to 40-times faster than serial port connections for

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