Cable and Connecting
HARTING provides connectivity solution for U2’s giant 360º LED screen
HARTING has provided a connectivity solution for the World's first transformable 360º LED screen used on the latest concert tour for the world-renowned rock band U2. The LED screen, developed by Barco, surrounds the band while they are performing, and can change shape in all directions during concerts. This revolutionary approach to video measures 24 x 16 metres, and incorporates more than 500,000 pixels, making it the biggest LED screen ever used in concert touring.
TTI, Inc at DSEi with leading supplier partners AVX & Harwin
TTI, Inc., exhibited at the Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition (DSEi). Leading franchises including AVX, which specialises in high reliability products, and rugged, high-performance interconnect maker, Harwin, will also be represented on the distributor's stand (139). TTI is the only focused IP&E distributor that has significantly invested in developing its focus on the mil/aero and space business, with an increased number of dedicated technical sales personnel and focused product specialists within its asset management teams. Currently TTI is also the only European distributor to have a specialised European Military Aero & Space Business Unit, which focuses on providing the products and service required by this strategically important sector.
TTI expands Military product portfolio with Raychem heat- shrink tubing and harnessing range
TTI Inc. is adding the Raychem product range to its existing extensive Tyco Electronics portfolio. The new products to be added from the Raychem product line encompasses moulded parts, heat-shrink tubing, solder sleeves and crimps Raychem products are a brand leader in harsh environments and are suitable for Commercial & Military aircraft, ground defence systems, space and off-shore / marine applications.
Configurator allows online selection of customer connector options
HARTING has introduced an online configuration tool for its Han-Modular family of industrial connectors, allowing customers to optimise connector designs to meet their particular application requirements. The configurator features an easy-to-follow screen display which allows quick selection from the wide range of connector modules available in the Han-Modular Series.
PowerLock Box from ITT Interconnect Solutions provides safe, secure and flexible connector mating
ITT Interconnect Solutions recently introduced the PowerLock Box - a convenient and cost-effective method of connecting mobile generators to a low-voltage network (up to 1500VDC). The PowerLock Box provides a flexible, safe and secure solution for military applications where a mobile generator is being used to provide power in the field, or on bases for applications which require independence from the mains utility supply.
Sealed connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions are small and lightweight for modern soldiering applications
ITT Interconnect Solutions' new Nemesis connectors are sealed, miniature, and lightweight to suit the demands of modern or 'future soldier' applications. The first available WT products are based on the key elements of the MIL-DTL-38999 specification; but, a full range of circular and rectangular styles are planned for introduction in the near future.
Kycon Adds LED Series to Modular Jack
Kycon continues to increase its modular jack offerings by including a tab down option with builtin LEDs. Introducing the GSLX and GSLGX, combining the functionality of Kycon's RJ45 modular jacks with the signal capabilities of independent LEDs mounted within the jack housing. The expanded series allows for greater design flexibility for such applications as telecommunications, networking systems (hubs, switches, routers and gateways), security systems, and multimedia set top box applications.
Connector kit service saves time for purchasing and production staff
International assembling distributor PEI-Genesis has introduced a new connector kit service that enables customers to obtain a multi-contact military connector with the accessories required to terminate it to a cable – all packaged in one bag, under a single part number.
Tyco Electronics launches new XGA cabling system for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications
The AMP NETCONNECT XGA copper cabling system from Tyco Electronics has been significantly improved by the introduction of two new key components: the AMP-TWIST 6AS SL Jack, which combines easy and quick termination with the highest transmission performance; and the new line of XGA copper patch cords, delivering performance beyond 600 MHz.
Molex - Weatherproof Mid-Range Power Connector
Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mini-Fit H2O weatherproof, compact connection system designed for wire-to-wire applications of up to 9.0A per circuit. The Mini-Fit H2O connector system is IP67-rated, which ensures connector integrity when submersed in up to one metre of water. The product family consists of plug and receptacle assemblies and male and female crimp terminals. The plug and receptacle assemblies are equipped with pre-installed interface and wire seals, providing engineers with a lower applied cost compared to connectors with manually installed seals.
Power connector with PushPull locking for device connectivity
Han PushPull Power from HARTING is a new, extremely compact 5-pole power connector with voltage and current ratings up to 690 V and 16 A, respectively. The new connector is part of HARTING's PushPull family of rugged connectors for transmitting optical and electrical communications, along with signals and power, with IP65/IP67 protection for use in industrial environments.
Link Microtek claims industry first with development of PCB-mounting coaxial rotary joint
Link Microtek's Engineering Division has introduced what is believed to be the industry's first commercially available PCB-mounting coaxial rotary joint. Featuring an extremely wide operating frequency range of DC to 5GHz, the AMCORJ-PCB-SCA1 device is designed to allow a coaxial cable to be rotated through 360 degrees while connected to a printed circuit board.
ECOC 2009: Molex to showcase latest innovations in optical interconnects
Molex will be highlighting its new and innovative ranges of optical interconnects during this year's ECOC exhibition in Vienna, Austria. Synonymous with optical fibre and telecommunications in Europe, the event unites academia and industry in discussion and displays the latest (and future) optical communications components, products, systems, and services. Hot topics of discussion will include new fibre-based components, modulation schemes for high speed transmission, 100 Gbps Ethernet and broadband access.
Tyco Electronics and FCI cross-license power connectors
Electronics has announced that its MULTI-BEAM XLE power distribution connector family has been licensed with FCI. Building upon the existing cross-license for MULTI-BEAM XL and PwrBlade connectors in place since 2000, this new license will create a certified second source for the higher performing MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors. Tyco Electronics' new MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors are the latest addition to the MULTI-BEAM XL power connector family.
Yamaichi Electronics - BoardFit connectors for a wide range of applications
Yamaichi Electronics enlarges its portfolio of board-to-board and board-to-cable connecters with two new connector types, BoardFit and MatchCon. BoardFit (P3/P4 series) unifies the attributes of a miniature connector with the possibility to transfer currents up to 9A. Therefore, the series has been designed with two variants: BoardFit 3.0 possesses a 3mm pitch and transfers up to 5A. If higher currents up to 9A are needed BoardFit 4.2 can be used.
TTI expands Military portfolio with Raychem Heat- Shrink Tubing and Harnessing range
TTI Inc., the leading passive, interconnect and discretes distributor, is adding the Raychem product range to its existing extensive TE portfolio. The new products to be added from the Raychem brand encompasses moulded parts, heat-shrink tubing, solder sleeves and crimps Raychem products are a brand leader in harsh environments and are suitable for Commercial & Military aircraft, ground defence systems, space and off-shore / marine applications.
Hypertac connectors provide enhanced flexibility when designing wearable integrated EMI protected electronic systems
Hypertac will showcase its range of harsh environment connector technologies at the DSEi exhibition being held at ExCel in London, on 8-11 September 2009. Hypertac is located at stand 890. In particular, Hypertac's SnapTac miniature connectors will be given a high profile due to their market leading features in the field of wearable, EMI shielded, electronic systems. Now in second generation form, SnapTac connectors are based on Hypertac's HyperSpring® contact technology which combines the company's high reliability hyperboloid contact with the mechanical features of a spring-loaded contact to produce interconnections with improved signal integrity and proven mechanical and environmental stability over time.
Plastic Bodied Sub-Miniature Connectors From Lane Electronics
Lane Electronics, recognized as an industry leader for the supply of electrical and electronic interconnection products, has announced a range of plastic bodied connectors designed to suit a variety of applications where space is at a premium. Manufactured by Weald Electronics, the SM/SMA Series are available with 1, 2 or 3 ways and rated at 3, 7 and 12A with a peak working voltage of 500V, DC or AC.
Harting - Rectangular D-Sub SMT connectors
HARTING has introduced a new series of rectangular D-Sub SMT which offer a high level of ruggedness and reliability for use with modern production processes including reflow soldering and vacuum pick-and-place systems.
Fibre-optic raceway system offers segregation, routing and protection for cables
The Lightrax fibre-optic raceway system from the AMP NETCONNECT Business Unit of Tyco Electronics is a fully enclosed ducting system that segregates, routes, and protects fibre-optic cables and jumpers from building entry point to fibre termination and distribution equipment.
Multi-pin military connectors available with 48-hour assembly service
PEI-Genesis will be displaying a wide variety of multi-pin military connectors from leading manufacturers at this year's DSEi exhibition – all of which are available with PEI's unrivalled 48-hour assembly service. A prominent feature of the stand will be Amphenol's complete line of MIL-DTL-38999 circular connectors, which come in an extensive range of shell sizes, insert arrangements, contact types and plating finishes. As PEI-Genesis holds its stock at piece-part level, it is able to assemble any variant that may be required.
Hermetically sealed D38999 connectors available on two-week delivery
Aerco now supplies the Glenair range of hermetically sealed D38999 connectors that are ideal for high pressure, low leakage applications as are required in equipment used in the aviation, naval and aerospace industries.
Semi-Rigid Coax Cable Assemblies Work for Critical Applications
For critical applications of higher frequency, improved performance and or more stable operation, semi rigid cable assemblies are used. RF Cable Assembly division produces a variety of semi-rigid assemblies. Assemblies using .047,.085, .141 and .250 diameter cable can be manufactured to customer length requirements.
Custom Blind Mate Coaxial Connector/Adapter Mitigates Mechanical Misalignment
Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries, offers custom blind mate connectors for specific applications. General design features include a non-threaded push-on connector interface for touch-less mating. One end of the pair provide a floating, spring mounted body that moves independent of the flange mount to ensure reliable electrical contact, even with some mechanical misalignment.
Tyco Electronics - Metal-shell IP67 Industrial Ethernet connectors
A new IP67-rated metal-shell ODVA-compliant connector from Tyco Electronics allows Industrial Ethernet to be applied in the most rugged environments. The Zamak zinc-alloy metal shell gives additional mechanical strength, while the IP67 sealing protects the interface from liquids, gases, and other contaminants. The connectors meet Category 5e performance requirements.
Binder Connectors now available from Foremost Electronics
Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, has been appointed UK distributor for Binder Connectors. The recently formed office of Binder UK are making available to Foremost the entire range of Binder Connectors in order to provide a better service to customers in the UK.
Polamco backshells now in stock at PEI-Genesis
Following its worldwide franchise agreement with Polamco, assembling distributor PEI-Genesis is now stocking the most popular lines of Polamco's connector backshells and protection caps. The 91 series screened backshells are available in both straight and right-angle versions for use with MIL-DTL-38999 and MIL-DTL-26482 military circular connectors.
Compact Triple-Port USB Jack from SUYIN
In today's world it is impossible to imagine modern devices and systems in the consumer electronic, professional communication and industrial electronics without USB connections. Especially for applications with multiport USB connections and USB hubs SUYIN offers the compact USB jack 020122MR012S51MZA.
Durable power connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions
ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading high-rel connector company, has risen to the challenge of providing a light, cost-effective 5-pin connector that is rugged enough to easily handle the abuse of set-up and tear down of portable power systems and power distribution boxes, typically used in large halls hosting trade shows or conventions.
New terminations offer low-cost alternative for communications and radar systems
The latest addition to the LYNX portfolio of non-ITAR microwave components is a comprehensive range of low-cost 50-ohm coaxial terminations covering the frequency range DC to 20GHz. LYNX is a new brand resulting from the collaboration of three leading European microwave representative organisations - Elexo of France, Globes Elektronik of Germany and Link Microtek of the UK – and the new terminations are available throughout Europe from any of the three LYNX partner companies.
HARTING offers fast track delivery of product samples
HARTING has introduced a 'fast track' sample dispatch service which allows customers to order samples quickly, easily and free of charge on express delivery.
Where ISO/IEC Cat. 6A meets 600 MHz
The AMP-TWIST 6AS connector gives the customer many advantages with regard to security of investment, as this connector meets the upcoming international standards for Class EA and Category 6A and accepts any Category 6A patch cord, while still maintaining high system performance. By using the newest re-embedding technology, developed for Category 6A connecting hardware, the TE engineering team has designed this new connector by using the latest electrical modelling technology and a complex PCB design.
Tyco Electronics launches new XGA cabling system for 10 GBE
The AMP NETCONNECT XGA copper system has been improved by the introduction of two new key components. The AMP-TWIST 6AS SL Jack combines easy and quick termination with the highest transmission performance and the new line of XGA copper patch cords, delivering performance beyond 600 MHz.
Tyco Electronics and FCI cross-license power connectors
Tyco Electronics has announced its MINIPAK HDL power distribution connector family has been licensed with FCI. The MINIPAK HDL connector product provides very high power and signal density in a low profile co-planar package that sits less than 9 mm above the PCB surface.
Aaren Technology adds microwave connectors and adaptors to its product portfolio.
Specialist RF & Microwave components distributor, Aaren Technology, has added a new range of 1.85mm precision microwave connectors and adaptors to its product portfolio. Complementing the existing series of 3.5mm, 2.92mm and 2.4mm precision coaxial connectors, these new devices are designed to meet the most demanding applications for high frequency coaxial connectors and adaptors.
Coax specialist Webro Cable and Connectors in big expansion project
Webro Cable and Connectors, has completed an expansion worth half a million pounds at its Long Eaton headquarters resulting in a 40 per cent increase in floor space and potential new jobs over the next two years.
Lightweight connector for low-pressure water immersion applications
ITT Interconnect Solutions has designed a hermetically-sealed connector with a lightweight aluminium shell for low-pressure water immersion or fording applications which meets the requirements of MIL-STD-810 Method 512.5 and IP67. The new KJAYA connector is designed to extend ITT's Mil-DTL-38999 hermetic connector range, which are designed for pressure differentials in excess of 750 PSI and operating temperatures of up to 200degC.
Cable termination tool includes multiple functions
The new AMP NETCONNECT SL termination tool from the AMP NETCONNECT Business Unit of Tyco Electronics incorporates multiple functions including cable stripping, PiMF (pair in metal foil) foil stripping and connector termination.
MIL-C-5015 Circular Reverse Bayonet Coupling Connectors
Leading connector specialist Lane Electronics has announced a range of circular bayonet coupling connectors. The MG Series features reverse bayonet coupling and, although originally designed as a military connector, they will gain wide acceptance across many industrial and transport applications including Railways.
Yamaichi Electronics introduces connector series for applications with exposure to high vibration levels
Yamaichi Electronics has enlarged its portfolio of board-to-board and board-to-cable connecters with two new connector types, MatchCon and BoardFit. The MatchCon connectors are described here. The new MatchCon connectors (MBP/MBS series) are characterized by a special contact design which is particularly qualified for applications with strong vibration exposure, e.g. in the automotive area. Due to positioning springs the male and female contacts interlock strongly so that the typical fretting of tin-plated contacts can be eliminated through the high contact force.