Cable and Connecting
ITT Interconnect Solutions revamps website
ITT Interconnect Solutions' website www.ittcannon.com now offers customers, sales partners, and employees expanded information, features and functionality through the implementation of the latest Internet technology.
Lane Electronics at DSEi - Lane to showcase military connector capability
Leading connector specialist Lane Electronics is exhibiting at DSEi, the Defence Systems & Equipment International exhibition, which this year is being held at London's ExCeL exhibition centre from 8 to 11 September. DSEi provides a major focus on the technologies and systems required by the defence, security and military aerospace communities and the organizers expect more than 1350 exhibitors from 40 countries to be present when the doors open.
Suyin - Surface mount RJ45 Plug
Suyin GmbH has announced an 8-pole surface mount RJ45 Plug. The component 085452MBxx is designed to support a quick and reliable board-to-board connection making it well suited to applications like 10/100-Base-T and Gigabit-Ethernet networks up to reliable man-machine interface solutions in the industrial sector.
Fiber Optic Bulkhead Feedthrough for Souriau 38999 ELIO Connectors
Engineers designing electronic components that must operate reliably in harsh environments can now leverage the increased performance of fiber optic technology, following the release of PA&E's new hermetic fiber optic bulkhead feedthru for the Souriau ELIO 38999 fiber optic connector line. This new, lightweight interconnect solution allows engineers to take advantage of fiber optics in applications where that technology was once unworkable due to hermetic requirements. And, it delivers truly hermetic performance at a significant (up to 60%) weight savings when compared to stainless steel alternatives.
ITT offers RF switching coaxial connector to ease verification of antenna or circuit board performance
ITT has developed a switching coaxial connector for customers that need to verify antenna or circuit board performance. Designated LPC CP1/CP2 and detailed in a recent application note, the connector delivers an effective solution to passive switching between an internal circuit and external device such as test equipment, or an antenna.
Omnetics expands cable systems capability for medical and other demanding customers
Omnetics has greatly expanded the family of cable systems available for medical equipment designers. Based around the company's leading micro and nano miniature connectors, the cable systems are assembled in Omnetics' 340 square foot cleanroom. New capabilities include cables that can withstand disinfection and sterilization fluids and processes commonly used in medical environments.
Harwin adds high power crimp contacts to Mix-Tek Datamate connector series
Harwin has extended the range of high power contacts available within its Mix-Tek mixed technology Datamate connector series with the introduction of two new crimp style contacts, together with the associated crimp tooling. These contacts will be of particular interest to those users wishing to terminate to cables in sensitive areas where the use of solder joints are not permitted, for example in certain restricted aerospace applications.
High reliability connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions caters for RF and signal contacts in any severe operating environment
Originally commissioned for a petroleum company designing exploration equipment and described in a recent application note, the 38999 connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions, delivers a consistently reliable interconnect for both RF and signal contacts. Designed according to the most stringent military requirements, defined by the MIL-DTL-38999 standard, the connectors are able to withstand extreme temperatures, high-levels of shock and vibration, corrosive agents as well as sand and dust.
DisplayPort-Jack available for Through-Hole mounting
To meet the increasing demand for robust DisplayPort connectors, the Taiwanese connector specialist SUYIN has released a DisplayPort jack in a through-hole version to add to the surface-mount version introduced last year.
Tyco Electronics releases Category 6A RJ45 connecting hardware
Tyco Electronics has announced the AMP NETCONNECT AMP-TWIST 6AS RJ45 connector. The AMP-TWIST 6AS SL Jack offers 600 MHz performance and exceeds the upcoming Category 6A component performance specification of the global cabling standard ISO/IEC 11801 amendment 2. The AMP-TWIST 6AS SL Jack is the key component of the new AMP NETCONNECT XGA cabling system.
Harting - Docking frame eases assembly of modular connector system
A docking frame has been introduced for use with the HARTING Han-Modular industrial connector system, allowing connector assemblies to be used in situations where housings are not required.
Molex to have iPass+ HD Connector included in SAS 2.1 Standard
Molex continues its industry standards development leadership by winning the vote for the iPass+ HD system to be included in the proposed Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.1 standard. Molex's high-density internal and external connector I/Os provide the same port density for low-profile PCI Express cards as the current Molex iPass+ solution does for standard height cards.
Vertical Battery Connector has a height of only 1.3mm
The new 4-pole battery connector 080623GA from Taiwanese connector specialist SUYIN offers a compact, super-flat design and can be used in a broad variety of applications. The housing of the vertical SMT connector provides a height of only 1.3mm.
HARTING - Connectivity solutions for light and sound engineering
At PLASA 09, European connector specialist HARTING is featuring its range of connectivity solutions specially tailored to the needs of light and sound engineers in the entertainment industry. A key product range being featured is the HARTING Han family of heavy-duty connectors, which are increasingly being used for powering the spotlights used on concert stages and in theatres. In particular, the Han 16 E is a recognised standard for controlling special lighting effects in systems where 'multi-cables' incorporating six or eight lines are used to reduce installation times.
Easy-to-connect Snap-Latch Plugs and Receptacles
SUYIN offers a broad range of Snap-Latch plugs and receptacles with snap-in and self-locking function. Based on highest quality and approved security, the Snap-Latch connectors can be fitted into industrial and medical applicationsincluding FDA certified products and consumer devices.
RJ-45 Jack with two LEDs and Filter is Suitable for Power-over-Ethernet
The SUYIN series 101110F91L2M416ZA is one of few available RJ45 jacks on the market with a filter providing a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection thus saving a separate power cable as well an extra DC jack on the PCB. There are included two status LEDs (green/orange and yellow) and integrated filter components.
igus publishes Guide to Continuous-flex Cables
Cables constructed in layers are significantly cheaper to produce, therefore some manufacturers offer 'continuous-flexing cable' with this low-cost approach. However, these cables are often constructed without attention to pitch length, pitch direction or centre-filler design and typically have fleece wraps and binders with a sleeve-extruded jacket.
MicroTCA connectors for industrial applications
The HARTING range of MicroTCA backplane connectors now incorporate a number of new features which make them suitable for use in industrial applications. Originally developed for the telecommunications industry where their high transmission rates and compact dimensions offered significant benefits, MicroTCA systems have largely been limited to low shock and low vibration applications. However, the new features of the HARTING devices allow them to be utilised in areas such as industrial control or transport where strong vibrations are encountered.
Higher current ratings for Bulgin's Standard Buccaneer range
Bulginıs range of Standard Buccaneer waterproof connectors now have higher current ratings for 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 pole versions. VDE has approved increased current ratings for 2 and 3 poles from 10A, 250V to 12A, 250V, 4 pole from 6A, 250V to 10A, 250V and 6 and 7 poles from 3A, 250V to 5A, 250V.
Molex - Next Generation HDMI Type D Connector
Molex has introduced the next generation HDMI Type D (Micro) connector, recently announced by the HDMI Licensing Committee, to meet the digital interface requirements of consumer electronic products. The HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is the industry's first miniaturised connector solution for delivering high definition video and images from mobile devices to flat panel screens. The connector, which meets all the electrical and mechanical specifications of the HDMI Specification 1.4, will provide significant benefits to the digital still camera and mobile device markets.
Machined aluminium shell connectors for space connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a machined aluminium shell for its K128 and K134 space connectors which greatly reduces the possibility of misconnects during testing and final assembly, as well as offering substantial weight reductions of up to 15.4% over conventional brass shells. The connectors have optional polarization keys which ensure that similar pin layouts and genders can be differentiated easily from one another. Customers have a choice of eight different key locations on the plug and socket of each aluminum connector which are then added to the base part designation for ease of ordering.
Omnetics expands cable systems capability for medical customers
Omnetics says it has greatly expanded the family of cable systems available for medical equipment designers. Based around the company's leading micro and nano miniature connectors, the cable systems are assembled in Omnetics' 340 square foot cleanroom. New capabilities include cables that can withstand disinfection and sterilization fluids and processes commonly used in medical environments.
Honda - I/O connectors feature blade on beam contacts
Honda Connectors has introduced a range of connectors that feature "blade on beam" contacts based on 1.27mm pitch. The applications for the PCR series is in the main I/O although Honda has included within this range a small selection of connectors with blade on beam contacts for internal applications.
CoF filters from ITT Interconnect Solutions provide platform for filtering and surge protection of new TVSS devices
The CoF (chip-on-flex) filters from ITT Interconnect Solutions provide the framework for a new state of the art TVS Surge suppression connector. The CoF filter design, with one standard flex per layout, utilises a flexible circuit internal to the connector where chip capacitors are surface mounted on a very small pad adjacent to the feed-thru contact.
RF Industries - Kit Simplifies Installation of N Male Connectors
Correct connector installation with the proper tools is critical to wireless system performance. With that in mind, RF Connectors has introduced the RFA-4511 Series, a comprehensive installation kit series for crimping N-type connectors onto LMR-400 or equivalent cables.
Molex Builds on High Performance RF Solution with Four New Innovative Products
Molex continues to build on its RF technologies with the announcement of four products. These additions to Molex's family of RF products illustrate the company's commitment to being a leading developer and supplier of standard coaxial connector products, cable assemblies and custom solutions for a wide range of markets including military, automotive, medical, instrumentation, telecom and wireless.
RF Solutions catalogue details remote control systems
RF Solutions has announced the availability of its new Systems Catalogue. The 43-page, A4, colour catalogue details over twenty unique, easy to install remote control systems that provide the ideal solution for a wide range of applications.
SD Card Reader with Push/Push System
Yamaichi Electronics now offers the FPS009-2409-0, a new push/push SD/MMC card connector. The well-known top mount component FPS009-2405-0 for SD and MMC cards has been revised and replaced by the improved card holder FPS009-2409. The PCB layout is unmodified compared to the old version which means that the new card reader can be used with the existing layout.
Gender changers for PROFINET RJ45 and power system cables
HARTING has added two new gender changers to the Han PushPull family of industrial connectors, allowing interfacing of different cable types in accordance with the PROFINET guidelines for data cabling with RJ45 interfacing and 24 V power supplies.
Circular MIL-DTL-38999 Fibre Optic Connectors from Lane Electronics
Lane Electronics has announced a new series of circular fibre optic connectors from Souriau Connection Technology. They can be supplied with an aluminium, stainless steel, nickel aluminium bronze or composite shell. The ELIO fibre optic connector range has been designed for use where severe vibration is encountered or mechanical resistance required. It is housed within the MIL-DTL-38999 connector platform and benefits from the inherent qualities of a field proven high specification military connector.
Cable carriers minimise downtime costs
GÜDE uses reinforced plastic cable carriers from igus to minimise downtime across its range of automated systemsfrom multi-axis robots and press-transfer systems, to factory-automation equipment and gantry robots. The cable carriers guide and protect moving cables and hoses to maximise uptime for GÜDEL's customers.
New 7/8 moulded connectors
A new range of circular 7/8in moulded connectors has been introduced by industrial engineering solutions company, Motion 29. Capable of carrying a current of 12 A at 300 V, as well as low level signals for instrumentation, the Shield connector is available with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 14 poles and comes in both male and female versions.
PowerLock Box from ITT Interconnect Solutions utilises less rack space
ITT Interconnect Solutions recently introduced the new cost effective PowerLock Box utilising only 2U of rack space in a 19in rack. The PowerLock Box offers the same sequential mating facility (ensuring ground is connected first) as the previous NRG Box and is offered in 2 versions, a fully sealed version with a lid covering the connector ports, and a standard version, which is sealed only when connectors are mated.
Hermetic Aluminum 38999 Connector from PA&E
Design engineers in defense, space, aviation, and other industries, where light weight and superior hermetic performance are key considerations, have a new option following PA&E's release of its new aluminum circular 38999 DC connector.
Tyco Electronics adds wire-to-board capability to LED connector line
Tyco Electronics has introduced wire-to-board plug connectors and board-to-board connectors to its family of hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors. The connectors are designed to make connecting of aluminium-clad printed circuit boards, commonly used for LED lighting applications that include lighting controls and LED light modules, faster and easier.
Industrial connector series combines 16 A current rating with high contact density
The new HARTING Han EEE series of industrial connectors offers the highest contact density available in any connector with a current rating of up to 16 A. The compact, space-saving design of the Han(r) EEE series provides this high density in a monoblock configuration using Han E crimp contacts.
Frame kits and connectors from ITT Interconnect meet new CFast standard for faster storage speeds
To support the new CFast standard for faster storage speeds, ITT Interconnect Solutions has designed a complete new line of two piece, ultrasonic, weld frame kits. The frame kits conform to both Type I and Type II CFast specifications. In addition, 24 pin CFast surface mount connectors, that can be easily customised to meet unique off-sets specified by the designer, are available through ITT Interconnect Solutions.
CAT6 and CAT5e RJ45 Connectors from Switchcraft
American connector specialist Switchcraft has expanded its popular and versatile EH Series range by adding feedthrough connectors for CAT6 and CAT5e applications. Fitted inside housings that mount into 24mm diameter (XLR size) panel cut outs, the new connectors can be supplied with shielded and unshielded feedthrough adapters and all versions comply with TIA/EIA 568B standards. Other features include gold-plated contacts.
HARTING adds 40A crimp module to industrial connector system
HARTING has added a 40A crimp module to its Han-Modular industrial connector system. The new Han module is compatible for mating with the Han 40 A axial screw module already in wide use, and is particularly suitable for applications demanding the highest mechanical integrity.
Molex Interconnect System brings USB technology into the connected vehicle
Molex has announced its HSAutoLink Interconnect System, an emerging high-speed data bus for the "Connected Vehicle", now supports USB 2.0. The Molex HSAutoLink solution is the critical link that connects portable devices such as MP3 players, flash drives and portable navigation systems into the car's infotainment system.