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.
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.
Elmo Motion Control introduced three miniature servo drives that support up to 2,400W. The new Whistle servo drives achieve high power density coupled with SimplIQ intelligence and are available in the following additional models: WHI-15/60 (15A, 60VDC), WHI-10/100 (10A, 100V), WHI-15/100 (15A, 100V). By integrating the company’s FASST (Fast And Soft Switching Technology) power management technology with thermal management technology, the miniature Whistle exhibits a power density of 35 W/cm3.
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
Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. announces its size 11 hybrid linear actuators with an integrated connector. Offered alone or with a harness assembly, this connector is RoHS compliant and features a positive latch in order for high connection integrity. The connector is rated up to 3A and the mating connector will handle a range of wire gauges from 22 to 28.
Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced what is said to be the industry’s lowest power zero-crossover operational amplifier (op amp). Featuring a unique single-input-stage architecture, the OPA369 achieves rail-to-rail performance without input crossover to solve the common design problem of input offset distortion due to the change in common mode voltage that is very prominent in low-voltage, rail-to-rail applications. Combined with 1µA quiescent current, SC70 package and operation down to
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Round Solution introduces communications modules that can be programmed with Python, an open-source-licensed programming language. These miniaturized industrial-grade modules include the GPRS unit and a combination GPRS/GPS unit that can be mounted in SMT, eliminating the costs of RF plugs and cables as well as time-consuming manual operations. Access to geodata enables users to construct positioning equipment quickly.