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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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EMI Filtered Audio Connectors for Harsh Environments

December 11, 2007 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Control, Inc. modified the standard MIL-DTL-55116 connectors that are used in 60V audio frequency circuits with 0.5A of current to provide effective EMI filtering. The connectors are waterproof and polarized; they have five- or six-pin electrical plugs/receptacles; and they can be designed for special and selectively loaded EMI filtering. These custom filtered connectors are suitable for military and civilian

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Dual-Readout Edgecard Connectors Accomodate PCB Thickness of .093'

December 7, 2007 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Electronics expanded their edgecard connector portfolio to include a high-temperature, dual-readout series manufactured to accept 0.093” (2.36 mm) daughtercards. The cards are supplied in straight, card extender, and right angle configurations. Their UL/cUL connectors feature high-density 0.050” (1.27 mm) contact center spacing and replacable 0.100” (2.54 mm) center spacing parts to double the number of contacts within the same area.

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Connectors with Electromagnetic Shielding

December 4, 2007 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI now has a cabling product series, called Sofix, designed for EMC protection. The cables are based on telecommunications technology from an unspecified partner company. Sofix connectors are RoHS-compliant, with 72-pins and a 2 mm spacing range. They have EMI shielding with rugged inner and outer ferules between the covers. The part number is 10074494-231LF

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SMP Blind-Mate Connectors Correct Axial and Radial Misalignment

December 4, 2007 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMP blind-mate connectors that can handle frequencies up to 40 GHz are now available from Emerson Network Power's Johnson subsidiary. These precision connection interfaces use a miniature, slide-on/snap-on system ideal for high-density packaging. They correct axial and radial misalignment and are compatible with all SMP and GPO. Several configurations are

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Seismic Cabinet Enclosure for Tight Spaces

December 4, 2007 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, announced M-series seismic cabinet enclosures designed for tight spaces. The cabinets have French-style doors with hinges facing inward, to provide full access even where racks are side-by-side or where an open traditional door would hit other equipment. The cabinets also have cross bracing, back stiffeners, and double-walled extrusions, providing a high strength-to-weight ratio to support and protect equipment during the full force of a seismic event. The design uses welded sockets and members

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Nanosilica-Filled Reinforced Epoxy for Speedy, Quiet Applications

December 3, 2007 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nanosilica curable epoxy, dubbed UV22, is now available from Master Bond Inc. This compound is developed for coating, sealing, and encapsulation applications. It features abrasion resistance, optical clarity, low shrinkage, and high physical strength. UV22 cures rapidly at room temperature upon exposure to an ultraviolet light source. It has an operating temperature

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PCB Terminal Blocks for High Power Applications

November 29, 2007 3:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched the CTB77 series high power PCB terminal blocks from Camden Electronics. These have been designed for heavy duty applications such as energy management, industrial heating and ventilation, and machine controllers. The terminal blocks can handle high currents of up to 57A. They are molded in gray UL94 V-0 flame retardant PA66, and are available in 2 and 3 pole interlocking types

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Micro-D Pi Filter Connector for Military, Avionics Applications

November 20, 2007 4:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Electronic Components developed a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Designated the TMDMP filter, the connector utilizes an internal filter design, providing the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. The TMDMP filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare

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High-Performance Terminal Blocks

November 8, 2007 4:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s SPT 5 PCB terminal blocks provide fast wiring of conductors for power applications.  A zigzag pin design allows for an unrestricted 600V and 35A UL capability with a pitch of just 7.5 mm. It is a fixed, one-piece printed circuit terminal block with a spring-cage wire termination design. Solid conductors and stranded conductors with ferrules can be applied without the use of tools; simply push the conductor into the spring-cage connection.

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J-Lead SMT Connectors

November 1, 2007 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex, Inc. expanded its SlimStack product line to include J-Lead SMT connectors. These board-to-board connectors feature a J-shaped SMT tail that provides 35 percent PCB width space savings versus standard gull-wing style tails. The connectors are manufactured in stack heights of 0.90 mm, 1.30 mm, 1.50 mm and 1.70 mm.

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