.040” Diameter Headers

August 29, 2007 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max introduces SIP and STRIP male pin headers which feature sturdy .040" diameter leads and mate to the company’s standard SIP and STRIP female sockets. The double-row connector is offered standard in 8 (2 × 4) up to 100 (2 × 50) position configurations on .100" spacing. This pairing creates a high-current interconnect rated at 8A per position.  When mated, these connectors create a high force, stiff and rugged interconnection between two boards or modules which resists separation and walkout

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CMOS Photonics-based 40G Optical Active Cable

August 29, 2007 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Luxtera, Inc. introduced a 40 Gigabit optical active cable (OAC), Blazar, which is said to be the world’s first CMOS Photonics product. The cable combines the characteristics optical modules and copper cables to provide a high bandwidth interconnect. The target markets are high performance computing InfiniBand and 40G proprietary rack to rack interconnect applications. With support for quad data rate (QDR), Blazar’s 40G bandwidth and extended reach of up to 300m overcomes the speed and range barriers that have limited InfiniBand applications to small computer clusters.

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EMI Shielded Vents and Filters

August 29, 2007 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tech-Etch, Inc. introduced EMI shielded honeycomb vents, fan vents, quiet vents and air filters in all shapes and sizes. Honeycomb vents are offered in both standard and custom configurations. Nine different aluminum vent styles are offered, and additional shielding gaskets can be added to increase attenuation

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SPDIP Mating Pin Headers

August 29, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max introduces its family of SPDIP mating pin headers to compliment its line of SPDIP sockets. SPDIP (shrink plastic) packaging reduces device lead spacing between pins down to .070" pitch (1.778 mm) which is useful in memory, microcontrollers, video controllers and automotive design applications.

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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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