Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Material Serves as a Gap Pad

October 19, 2007 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced its POLARCHIP SF3000 Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Material, a soft silicone-free thermal gap pad for silicone sensitive applications. This highly compressible, thermally conductive material is suited for filling the undesirable air gaps between heat generating devices on printed circuit boards and the heat sinks, heat spreaders and metal chassis that are used to dissipate the heat

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Edgecard Connector Series Features Parts with Temperature Ratings of From 125°C to 175°C

October 16, 2007 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Electronics, Corp. expanded its portfolio of edgecard connectors to include a cantilever edgecard connector series engineered to provide high performance, low cost connections on 0.100” (2.54 mm) or 0.156” (3.96 mm) centerline boards.  Designed to mate with the plated fingers of a 0.062” ± 0.008” daughterboard, parts may be ordered rated to withstand +125°C, +150°C, or +175°C continual heat.  These double-row connectors are available with either 0.370” or 0.400” wide insulators

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4U Wide MicroTCA Portable Tower

October 8, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced a 4U wide MicroTCA Portable Tower which features a Star backplane with up to 6 AMCs. The unit also features 1 MicroTCA carrier hub (MCH) slot and a power module slot. The backplane has a JSM (J-Tag Switch Module) slot, used for diagnostics. The unit facilitates either single or double width format modules in the same backplane. Additional features include

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10 GHz Socket Technology for 0.4 mm Pitch BGA

October 5, 2007 6:32 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced their high performance BGA ZIF socket for 0.4 mm pitch BGA. The SG-BGA-7096 socket is designed for a Shinko 12 mm package size; operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate up to several watts without extra heat sinking and can handle up to 100W with custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically 23 m? per pin.

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Environmentally Characterized Enclosure Offers Flexibility

September 27, 2007 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. announced an environmentally sealed, 2-slot 3U CompactPCI enclosure that provides desirable flexibility and performance. In addition to its rugged environmental properties, the compact and lightweight E192 incorporates a modular and removable power supply, making the enclosure suitable for harsh mechanical, climactic, chemical and electrical stresses typically encountered in rigorous embedded applications.

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Micro-USB Connector with a Small Footprint

September 26, 2007 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corp. introduces its miniature Micro-USB connector cthat enables portable device makers to miniaturize real estate in devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, GPS navigation systems, digital cameras and digital video cameras. This connector meets the USB Implementers Forum specification which supports the current USB On-The-Go supplement, allowing communication between portable devices without going through a host.

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Cases for Rack-Mounted and Desktop Equipment

September 26, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Enclosures introduces its VERSAMET 19" rack cases which conform to the DIN and IEC standards for 19" equipment. They are suitable for rack mounted and desktop equipment. Typical applications include test and measurement devices, audio and video systems, and networking and communications equipment. These aluminum enclosures are supplied fully assembled, with a standard 19" anodized aluminum front panel, folded top cover, base panel and a removable rear panel.

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Stainless Steel M12 Panel Mount Connectors

September 26, 2007 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announces the addition of stainless steel M12 threaded sockets to its 763 series to provide a complete range of stainless steel connectors that are suitable for use in applications requiring a robust sealed and EMI-protected connection such as those in food processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Featuring a precision machined stainless steel body, these connectors are available in male and female versions.

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Thermocouple-to-Wireless Connector/Converter

September 26, 2007 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering, Inc. announces its wireless thermocouple connector series that features stand-alone, compact, battery powered thermocouple connectors that transmit linearized, cold junction compensated measurements back to a USB powered receiver connected to a PC. Each wireless connector unit can be programmed in the field to work as a type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N or C calibration connector.

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MicroTCA Cube-Format Backplane

September 26, 2007 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic Corp. announced its MicroTCA backplane in the cube style format that features six AdvancedMC, one MicroTCA carrier hub and one power module slot. This backplane has a Star topology, and it fits in a 4U wide cube-style MicroTCA portable enclosure. The backplane also features a JSM (J-Tag switch module) slot, and it has connections at the bottom for a cooling unit and at the top for temperature sensors.

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Cylindrical Connectors for Entertainment Lighting Applications

September 26, 2007 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Electronic Components introduces its VEAM VSC Series threaded coupling, 19-pin, cylindrical connector for entertainment lighting applications. The connectors are sealed to IP 67 when mated, have a black, hard anodized, non-conductive finish for scratch and wear resistance, and they feature a heavy-duty, ribbed coupling nut to provide easy mating and un-mating. They are rated to 700V DC and 500V AC.

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Custom Shaped Flat Cables Provide Space Efficiency

September 26, 2007 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil announces its custom shaped flat silicone cables that allow for precise cable routing without folding, kinking or pinching. The custom shapes also contribute to the elimination of signal failures due to physical stress at the cable connector. Stressing miniaturization and space efficiency, this cable has applications in medical diagnostic equipment, motion control robotics, marine electronics and the automotive industry.

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Low Profile Modular Jack Components

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

ERNI Electronics announces its line of modular jack components to include low profile versions with integrated magnetic filters. These compact network connectors for heavy-duty applications are resistant to electromagnetic faults, and they are designated for use in compact RJ45 applications compliant with 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Base-T (gigabit) Ethernet.

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Protective Caps Seal Threaded Connectors

September 26, 2007 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announces it’s M8 protective caps that ensure a protection rating of IP67 when applied to unmated connectors. These caps are suitable for use in factory automation and process control applications. They feature a PA (polyamide) body, PUR (polyurethane) retaining strap and a nitrile rubber (NBR) seal.

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Cordsets and Receptacles for Factory Automation Equipment

September 26, 2007 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turck, Inc. announces its 26 and 28-pin molded M27 multifast connectors that can be used to provide power and signals to factory automation equipment in the automotive, semiconductor and material handling industries. They are replacements for D-Sub (DB-25) style connectors in industrial settings where DB-25 connectors are limited to 30V and low current.

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