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Door-Removal Hinges Provide Access Versatility

March 6, 2008 8:45 am | Comments

Southco introduced its F6 hinge line that includes concealed, removable-style hinges that enhance user options for durable and corrosion-resistant performance, along with concealed mounting and tool-free door removal. Removable and retractable hinge-pin options simplify door removal for easier access, while all-metal designs in a range of sizes provide more choices for strength and durability in a variety of enclosures and industrial equipment.

Edgecard Connectors Operate with Thicker Daughtercards

March 6, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

Sullins Electronics announced the expansion of their edgecard connector portfolio to include a high-temperature, dual-readout series that accepts 0.093" (2.36 mm) thick daughtercards. These edgecard connectors are engineered for high-temperature applications such as straight and right angle card extenders. Made of high-density dielectric materials, parts can be ordered to withstand 150°C continual heat.

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Hyperboloid Connector Family Offers High Cycle Life

March 6, 2008 8:22 am | Comments

QA Technology Co. announced the expansion of its integraMate hyperboloid contact and connector product family with the addition of 1.5 mm size contacts and a 3-pin power connector. The 1.5 mm size has a current rating in excess of 12A, and it incorporates a 12-wire hyperboloid cage. The core technology is a hyperboloid wire cage contact design that offers a low mating force, high cycle life and superior resistance to shock and vibration.

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High Speed Mezzanine Connectors Offer Signal Clarity

March 6, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

Molex, Inc. announced its HD Mezz and SEARAY board-to-board connectors for applications with high pin-count devices on mezzanine cards or module printed circuit boards (PCB). They provide multiple benefits on personality or expansion cards for use in networking and telecommunication equipment, mid- and high-range computers, medical equipment, military products and industrial controllers. These connectors simplify PCB routing without sacrificing performance, and they provide advanced electrical and mechanical features.

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Electrically Conductive Latex Coating Has Anti-Static Properties

March 6, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Master Bond introduced its LTX-117G low cost, electrically conductive, water-based adhesive, sealant and coating. It is a one-part, UV stable latex adhesive where the electrical conductivity is achieved by the incorporation of non-metallic graphite filler. This polymer system dries by water evaporation at ambient temperatures to provide cost effective coatings with controlled electrical properties, including use in ESD anti-static systems. It has a service temperature of -60°F to +250°F.

Contact Connectors in Straight Receptacle Versions

March 6, 2008 6:52 am | Comments

FCI enlarged its high density Compact D series to 62 contact connectors in straight receptacle versions to meet the need for higher density connectors and as a complement to its press-fit D-sub range in 78 contacts. Provided with press-fit terminations, this connector helps to avoid the cost and time of an additional wave solder process. It is compatible with any PCB thickness starting from 1.6 mm, an advantage for thick backplanes.

Shielded M8 Connectors with Screw Termination

March 6, 2008 6:47 am | Comments

Binder-USA announced the addition of shielded connectors with screw termination to its Series 768 M8 Euro-style connectors. These connectors allow for shielded connections that protect analog and sensitive signals from EMI interference in industrial Ethernet or Fieldbus networks. The shielding of the connectors is simplified with the use of an iris-shaped spring.

Terminal Block Relay for High-Current Applications

March 6, 2008 6:32 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact announced its PLC-RELAY, a high-current terminal block relay with plug-in SPDT contacts for applications requiring a nominal current rating up to 10A or those that need to improve the electrical life of the contacts. Measuring 14 mm wide, the relay’s contacts are larger than a standard 6 mm terminal block relay. These contacts help to extend service intervals two to three times longer than the standard relay, while adding security for uncertain load conditions at the same time.They are a reliable alternative to ice cube relays, and they feature a plug-in bridging

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Power Inductors Offer High Current and Low Resistance

March 6, 2008 6:08 am | Comments

Taiyo Yuden USA, Inc. announced its model CKP2520 multilayer chip power inductors that achieve better performance compared to the company’s previous CKP series parts. With an EIA 1008 case size footprint of 2.5 mm × 2.0 mm and a maximum height of 1.0 mm, the devices facilitate the design of thinner, higher-performance, multifunction cell phones, digital cameras and other battery-powered portable electronic equipment.

Radial-Leaded Inductors Operate in Challenging EMI Environments

March 6, 2008 5:59 am | Comments

Datatronic Distribution, Inc. introduced its DR371-1 and DR371-2 series of radial leaded, molded inductors that combine high performance over a wide inductance range in challenging EMI operating environments with rugged packaging, ROHS compliant lead material and long-life. Depending on the specific model, the inductors feature an inductance range from 0.22 mH to 33 mH. The DCR is specified from 0.59 mohm to 42 mohm maximum over a maximum current rating from 5A to 38A.

Threaded Metal Inserts for Plastics Allow for Subsequent Access to Assemblies

March 6, 2008 5:57 am | Comments

Penn Engineering introduced SI threaded inserts that provide strong, reusable metal threads in plastics to allow for subsequent access to assemblies when required. These brass, stainless steel, or aluminum threaded inserts serve as practical alternatives to permanent joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets. Components can be removed and re-attached quickly and easily utilizing mating hardware. Applications include computer and terminal boards; automotive and aerospace components; electronics, medical, and communications equipment

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Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Delivers Low Phase Noise

March 6, 2008 5:53 am | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announced its model CRO2935B-LF lead free, RoHS compliant, coaxial resonator oscillator in S band (2,850 MHz to 3,020 MHz) that features ultra low phase noise performance of –109 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. It offers typical tuning sensitivity of 23 MHz/V, and it provides 0 dBm output power (typical) at 8V DC supply while drawing 26 mA (typical) over the extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

Power Panel Potentiometer Offers a Power Rating of 6W

March 6, 2008 5:38 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced its PE60 power panel potentiometer with a cermet element that features a 6-W power rating at 50°C. With US and EU bushing threads and a fully sealed package, it is intended for industrial and aeronautic control panel and heavy-duty control applications in end products such as cockpits, trucks and tractors, HVAC systems, welding machines, tooling machines, field and mine equipment, and water-resistant equipment.

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Hybrid Stepper Motors Offer Fine Positioning Capability For Microstep Operation

March 6, 2008 5:31 am | Comments

The MAE brand HN Series hybrid stepper motors, from AMETEK, feature low detent torque to holding torque ratios promoting smooth operation and the fine positioning capability required for microstep operation. These motors can provide accurate open-loop control and high-speed operation suitable for a wide range of positioning applications. The standard size 34 hybrid steppers are available in three models

SiC MESFETs Rival Silicon, GaAs Devices

March 6, 2008 4:40 am | Comments

Optimized for applications such as wideband MIL/Aero and defense communications, Class A and A/B amplifiers, and wireless broadband applications, Cree’s 48V silicon carbide (SiC) RF MESFETs have desirable properties compared to silicon or gallium arsenide, including higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity, and higher thermal conductivity. The 10W CRF24010 has a 15dB gain and junction-to-case thermal resistance of

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