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Large Enclosures Enhance Visual Impact

January 9, 2008 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW have extended their ‘SOFT-CASE’ enclosures with the ‘XL’ series. These models have been designed for larger mobile electronics. Typical applications will include hand-held instrumentation, medical devices, mobile data logging and data capture equipment. The enclosures have been designed to enhance the visual impact and tactile quality of modern electronic devices.

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Single and Double Row Socket Interconnects

January 8, 2008 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max introduced its versatile socket interconnects for .025" pin diameter and .025" square pins in both single and double rows. These receptacles are precision-machined from brass alloy and assembled with proprietary six-finger contact clips that accept mated pin ranges from

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Reduced Space High Density Filtered D-Sub Connector

January 8, 2008 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cinch Connectors introduced its RoHS-compliant high-density filtered D-Sub connector for the commercial market. The connector features a more dense contact arrangement, resulting in space and weight savings for design engineers. Compared to the equivalent standard density D-Sub connectors, the company claims a savings of 40 percent in space and over 100 percent in weight. Using high quality turned pin contacts

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Low Profile Board Connectors for Portable Electronics(2)

January 8, 2008 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon expanded its micro board-to-board series to include the K050D Series 0.50 mm (0.020") pitch version. The series features a low profile board stacking height for use in portable electronics applications such as digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3 players.

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Circular Connector Operates in Harsh Applications

January 8, 2008 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduced its over-molded Amphe-Armor Series that features durability and water tight construction to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications. The field-installable, field-repairable series comes in a variety of shell sizes and contacts with either a PT or a GT insert option. It is suitable for many applications including geophysical, machine tool, railway and motor control environments

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Hand-Held Enclosures Feature Soft Edge Grips

January 8, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teko Enclosures extended the range of its TEKNET ABS enclosures with the B2 models that have larger battery compartments to accept four 1.5V AA cells or two 9V cells. Typical applications include in-field test and measurement instruments, medical devices and data loggers. These ergonomic hand-held enclosures feature soft-touch edge grips for secure and comfortable holding during use. The edge grips also provide protection for the case moldings. The standard case material is off-white or black ABS

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Protective Vent Maximizes Airflow in Portable Devices

January 8, 2008 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. added its 3 mm-high airflow vent to its line of GORE Protective Vents. As the smallest protective vent in the line of insert-molded vents, the D3 vent relieves pressure that builds inside the housing. This vent prevents premature failure of the housing seals by virtually eliminating the vacuum, or by managing pressure fluctuations caused by pressure build-up. It provides continuous airflow

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RoHS-Compliant Connector Features Extended Life Cycle

January 8, 2008 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components enhanced its CCM01 and CCM02 smart card connectors with increased protection against PIN number theft. While fully complying with VISA PCI PED requirements, the additional protection eliminates the capability for a hacker to insert a bug on the connector and extract the PIN details. Used in point-of-sale (PoS or transaction) applications, these connectors are housed in compact

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Pi Filter Connector for Military/Avionics Applications

January 8, 2008 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Electronic Components announced its TMDMP filter, a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Its internal filter design provides the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. Compatible with MIL-DTL-83513, the filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare, satellites and space systems, radar and sensors

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Segment Protectors Provide Single Location for the Terminator

January 7, 2008 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its R2 FieldConnex Segment Protectors. This product family allows the segment protector to be disconnected while leaving trunk communications uninterrupted, and they inherently prevent over-termination that can cause start-up and commission problems. They are also designed to eliminate errors that can occur while

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Connectors Meet AdvancedTCA Specifications

January 4, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced its 170-circuit AdvancedMC connector solution for 12.5 Gbps NRZ signal transmission. The connectors support PIGMG AdvancedTCA industry specifications for next-generation mezzanine cards and are well-suited for a wide range of applications in the telecommunications, computing and IEEE 1386 markets, as well as non-ATCA applications.

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Fastener Access Hardware Helps Avoid Cross-Threading

January 4, 2008 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM's threaded flare-in access hardware, MAThread, now has a captive screw assembly for permanent installation into almost any panel hardness or material. MAThread corrects off-angle installations to help align components and to push through clogged threads. Fastener caps are available in knurled (for operator access) or smooth (for service access) styles, and in thread sizes from #4-40 through ¼-20 and M3 through M6

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Active Latch Is Intermateable with Other Existing Elements In Modular Systems

January 3, 2008 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduced the Minitek CTW Active Latch, a low profile housing mateable with other elements in the modular system. The Minitek Active Latch is designed for use in harsh and high vibration environments and is appropriate for industrial or automotive applications. The 2 mm latch houses crimp-to-wire systems, enabling discrete wiring to be attached and unattached to PCB boards with an audible click.

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AdvancedTCA Handle Does Not Require Assembly

January 2, 2008 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced a second Generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) handle that does not require assembly. The one-piece handle simply has two screws to attach it to the panel/PCB. The handle's alignment pin is part of the handle mold, making it sturdier and increasing drop-test survivability. The handle is engaged/disengaged with a unique slide-motion which prevents the handle from being accidentally tripped or bumped into and broken. The slide-motion switch opens the handle

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Self-Clinching Cable Ties are Permanent Without Screws or Adhesives

December 20, 2007 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM self-clinching cable tie mounts and hooks provide secure attachment points for mounting wires and cables to electronic chassis or enclosures.  Model TD cable tie mounts and model TDO hooks can be installed quickly and permanently without screws or adhesives. Their locations and positions are set during the design process to provide optimal layout for wires and cables during final assembly. Both types are RoHS compliant and are available in several sizes for installation in metal sheets from .040"/1.02 mm to .125"/3.18 mm.

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