PTFE-Based Coreless Semiconductor Package

August 29, 2007 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Interconnect Technologies’ HyperBGA PTFE-based coreless semiconductor package enables silicon devices to run at high speeds. The combination of the low loss, low dielectric constant material and strip line cross sections enables signal speeds surpassing 12 Gb/s. The material compliance of the PTFE, combined with the dimensional stability of a copper-invar-copper center plane

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Quick Connect Plugs

August 29, 2007 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact releases its QC (Quick Connect) 1.5 plugs, an insulation displacement connection (IDC)-based plug for use in an expanded range of wire gauges. They offer flexibility in wire selections (24 AWG to 16 AWG), they are designed on a 5 mm pitch (centerline) spacing and they come with or without mounting flanges. The plugs mate with proprietary 5 mm headers, enabling vertical, horizontal or lengthwise PCB mounting for wider range flexibility.

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Vibration-Damping Breadboards for OEM Applications

August 29, 2007 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetic Systems introduces high-performance breadboards that provide a flat, stable surface for a variety of applications that include mounting or assembling lasers, small optical systems, prototyping and precise inspections. Available in four standard configurations, these breadboards feature high natural frequency, nominal broadband damping, and flatness of ±0.004" over a 24" × 24" area.

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Shielding Gaskets Made from Recyclable Copper

August 29, 2007 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announces that 31 fingerstock standard products made from Recyclable Clean Copper (RCC) that offer similar performance characteristics to beryllium copper (BeCu) products, and they will work in 80 percent of all applications where BeCu is now used. RCC products do not contain beryllium, giving customers who want to avoid the use of beryllium containing metals a choice in alloy selections

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Multi-Axial Rotational Connector

August 28, 2007 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products offers its multi-axial rotational connector (MARC). Suitable for medical and mobility applications, the MARC is designed to mate while traveling through an arc with a 3" minimum radius. It is rated to 30 while combining power, signal and ground circuitry into one package. Featuring eight Powerpole circuits integrated into a blind mate housing, the two-row horizontally oriented connector uses proprietary flat wiping contacts.

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High Speed, High Density Connectors

August 28, 2007 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FCI extended its Gig-Array high-speed, high-density product line with 25 mm plug connectors. These mezzanine connectors provide either 200 or 296 signal contacts, and they add the capability for 40 mm stack height when used with the company’s existing 15 mm receptacles. The 25 mm plug connectors can also be paired with 5 mm receptacle connectors to provide an additional option to achieve 30 mm board-to-board spacing.

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Wire-to-Board Connectors for Flat Panel Displays

August 28, 2007 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex, Inc. introduced its Pico-Clasp single and dual row wire-board connectors. This family of products offers space savings in applications such as plasma display panel (PDP) TVs, liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs and notebook PCs. This .039" pitch connector system is compact, making it suitable for any compact FPD system. Versions with an inner positive lock provide latch protection and secure mating confirmation. Positive lock versions are available in six to 50 circuits

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Self-Clinching Fasteners for Thin Metal Assemblies

August 28, 2007 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PEM introduces its R’Angle self-clinching fasteners that create permanent right-angle attachment points in metal sheets as thin as .040/1 mm. These aluminum self-tapping or steel threaded fasteners can serve as alternatives to bent tabs at edges of sheets, bent tabs in the middle of sheets, bent flanges, right-angle brackets, tack welds and loose hardware.

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Stacking Spacers for Embedded Applications

August 28, 2007 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

RAF Electronic Hardware introduces its male-female stacking spacers that come in round and hexagonal profiles. Manufactured for PC/104 and PC/104-plus embedded applications, they are available in nylon and aluminum. By using these stacking spacers, circuit boards are spaced exactly 0.6" apart to build structurally secure module stacks. The standalone stacks can be used like compact bus boards, but without the need for backplanes or bird cages.

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Nylon Spacer/Support Products

August 28, 2007 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. expands its assortment of nylon spacer/support components for PCBs or chassis mount applications with the addition of styles for lock-fit, tension-fit and screw-mount uses. These board–to-board and chassis-to-board stacking components snap-into position with retentive grip without tools. For PCB use, they lock-fit or tension-fit into PC boards and lock-fit for chassis use

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Anti-Static Integrated Circuit Tray Clip

August 28, 2007 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. introduced its anti-static integrated circuit tray clip that eliminates any need for one-at-a-time, manual marking of JEDEC trays by operators. These devices are well suited for use and re-use of IC trays for multiple purposes. Color-coded and durable, they can be used for added identification of single or stacked trays. They are available in a choice of yellow (PN8896), orange (PN 8897), pink (PN 8898) and green (PN 8899). These clips help avoid the need for drawing lines, writing dates and instructions, and pasting papers on JEDEC trays

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Jack Screws for D-Type Mini Connectors

August 28, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. introduces its jack screws that are designed for mounting “D” type subminiature connectors. Used primarily with new OEM equipment or as replacement hardware for AMP, CANNON, TYCO and TRW connectors, these parts are manufactured of stainless steel and steel in a variety of finishes to meet virtually all design requirements. They come complete with nylon thread patches to firmly hold the devices in place when vibration occurs.

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Punch Down Blocks Field Terminate AWG 22-26 cabling in CAT 6a and CAT 7 Applications

August 28, 2007 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stewart Connector released the SS-51 series of punch down blocks engineered to allow the field termination of insulated AWG 22-26 solid copper wire in Category 6a as well as in Category 7 applications in which wires are individually shielded. The RoHS-compliant parts employ Insulation Displacement Contact technology, they allow for rapid mass termination of multiple wires in state-of-the industry telecom and datacom systems. The blocks boast a notched-head design to secure the wires in the plastic housing prior to termination to ensure a mechanically stable connection between the conductor, and terminating contact

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Software Tool for Enclosure Design

August 27, 2007 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IMS released a software tool to aide in the design of enclosure configurations. This web-based product configurator features a point and click approach to enclosure design. The process starts by choosing a cabinet size and adding available accessories. The tool allows the designer to place accessories in exact RU location in the rack that best the users specific design requirement. Results include a bill of material for specific configuration; a drawing of configured console for visual reference

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Connector Families with Unique Housings

August 27, 2007 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products introduced the Powerpole and SB Multipole connector families which feature modular, interchangeable, color-coded and genderless housings. The Powerpole connectors are available in a variety of amperage ratings, from 15A to 180A, for use through 600V continuous, AC or DC operation. Molded dovetails provide a unique keying feature, preventing misconnection with different connectors. Also offered are the compact and robust PCB contacts, for a wire to board connection.

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