Cable and Connecting
HF601 – a ZIF plug connector series for stricter requirements
Yamaichi Electronics is expanding its portfolio with a comprehensive flip-type ZIF plug connector series for FFC/FPC. The HF601 series is a zero-force FFC connector with a pitch of 0.5mm, which provides a large number of variants to combine plug reliability and variability.
Neutrik Connectors For Entertainment Applications From Lane Electronics
Lane Electronics has made available a family of connectors designed specifically for the entertainment industry. Manufactured by Neutrik, these specialist connectors have been designed to meet wide variety of audio, video and lighting applications right across the professional entertainment industry.
FCT D-sub hoods from Quadrant
The extensive FKI range of plastic and metallised plastic D-type sub-miniature hoods from FCT are now available in the UK from Quadrant Connections. Available in sizes 1-5 (9 way to 50 way standard D-subs) the FKI range has a low profile design with the 9-way version measuring only 36mm in height. This makes them ideal for applications where space is limited.
FCI Launches Next-Generation SAS Storage Interface
FCI has developed the next-generation SAS storage interface with its new Mini-SAS HD product portfolio offering. The product line meets the signal bandwidth requirements of 6 Gb/s to 12 Gb/s or the respective SAS 2.1 and proposed SAS 3.0 industry standard signaling specifications. The system also provides a greater linear board port density (11mm port-to-port) versus the previous SAS interconnect systems (with a linear port density of just 19.01 mm port-to-port).
FCI's PwrBlade+T Connector Provides Higher Linear Current Density
FCI announces the PwrBlade+ AC/DC power distribution connector system. This next-generation power connector is focused on demanding power applications requiring higher linear current density and low power loss. It is capable of 192A/linear inch with eight adjacent high power contacts energized simultaneously and = 0.7mO power contact resistance after environmental exposure.
SUYIN offers Side-entry, 6-pin SIM card connector in housing
The new 254089HB surface-mountable 6-pin connectors for subscriber identity module (SIM) cards feature a side-entry design for mating SIMs on the long side of the card. Consequently, these connectors are particularly well-suited for use in applications facing very tight space constraints inside miniaturized portable electronic devices or in stationary systems featuring a special shape.
Neoconix Launches Low Profile, Small Pitch, 1-Day Lead Time Connector Family
Neoconix today announced immediate availability of its new SPH1 family of compression connector products for flex-to-board and board-to-board applications. Utilizing PCBeam connector technology, these products combine high density and high reliability with outstanding electrical performance.
SUYIN Spring-contact battery connectors: Housing variations reduce cost of development, storage, tools and placement
In increasing numbers of electronics development projects, cost-optimization efforts are focusing more closely on ensuring that different modules share as many identical or similar components as possible. This creates significant potential for savings – beginning with purchasing and storage and continuing through development and tool costs all the way to placement processes in volume production.
FCI Introduces Multi-port and Single-port RJ45 Modular Jack Connectors
FCI is expanding its modular jack product line with multi-port and single-port RJ45 connectors. The modular jack is ideal for broadband switches, hubs, routers, servers and telecommunication applications. FCI compared its RJ45 with selective gold plating against traditional versions with full gold plating and found no deterioration of the connector's durability or performance, providing a clear competitive advantage.
Yokowo adds another compact model to the line of two peice battery connectors with two-way insertion capability
Due to popular demand, Yokowo's two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.5mm).
Everett Charles Technologies Introduces Compliant Connector Group
Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) announces its new Compliant Connector Group (CCG) to provide flexible solutions for interconnect needs. Compliant connectors offer superior durability in high cycle life applications. Pogo-based solutions can maintain consistent electromechanical characteristics in excess of one million cycles. When mating planar tolerances pose a challenge or a longer reach is required, pogo-based connectors are the preferred solution.
TE Connectivity introduces breakthrough 0.3mm flip lock FPC connector
To optimize connectivity in miniaturizing electronic products, TE Connectivity today announced the release of the company's 0.3 mm front flip lock, Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors. This new product offering is low-halogen and includes connectors up to 71 positions.
TE Connectivity launches new customizable forge power drawer connector for high voltage applications up to 1000V
TE Connectivity today launched the new FORGE power drawer connector for high-current and high-voltage power supplies and power distribution systems. This blindmateable connector, produced from a scalable mold platform, allows users to specify the connector configuration that best meets their design requirements. With a voltage rating of up to 1000V AC or DC, coupled with a robust design, the product is well suited for high-efficiency power conversion applications and high-reliability power systems used in rugged environments.
C&K Components Develops Harsh Environment Smart Card Connectors with Card Detection Switch for M2M Applications
C&K Components has designed a rugged smart card connector with a built-in card detection switch for machine-to-machine applications. Designated the CCM03 Series and CCM04 Series respectively, the harsh environment connectors meet IEC 512 certification and are resistant to shock, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. The CCM03 and CCM04 Series Smart Card Connectors are ideal for asset tracking, automotive e-call and tracking, signage, metering, vending machine, security and remote monitoring applications.
Weald Electronics - LMG Rugged IP67- Rated Screw Coupling Circular Connectors
A series of rugged, high reliability screw coupling circular connectors was announced by Weald Electronics, a leading UK manufacturer of connectors for military and industrial applications. Designed to meet the requirements of BS 9522 F0014, the IP67 rated LMG range is ideally suited for use in any harsh environment where a high resistance to vibration, the ingress of liquids and a very rugged construction are high priorities.
Anderson Power Products® Introduces SPEC Pak™ High Power Connector
Anderson Power Products is proud to introduce the SPEC Pak High Power Connector, APP's latest addition to the SPEC Pak Connector series of sealed power for environmental conditions. The SPEC Pak High Power Connector has power handling capacity from 75 to 260 amps and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell, making it ideal for portable and test equipment; solar, wind and traditional power generation; traffic control equipment; as well as transportation, industrial, agricultural, and military applications.
Optimized scalable one-piece board-to-board connector improves design flexibility
TE Connectivity introduces a sleek one-piece compressive board-to-board (BtB) connector, which enables connecting to a locally gold-plated secondary board by compression of the contacts. It is also scalable in a number of positions, height and pitch, which enhances design flexibility and has been adopted by major mobile device manufacturers.
CamdenBoss has launched two new series of wire-to-board connectors that provide solid and reliable connections at low cost.
The new Minipower and Micropower connectors are priced to offer significant savings and direct compatibility compared with existing leading brands on the market and are manufactured using the highest quality materials. Both ranges offer single and double row connectors up to 24-poles with fully insulated housings. Polarised to avoid inverted connection, Minipower and Micropower receptacle housings feature a friction lock for positive mating and male headers have locking ears for panel mounting applications.
Popular IP67 snap-in connector now with dip-solder contacts
The Binder Series 620 snap-in, IP67 connectors has been extended by the introduction of a panel-mount version with dip-solder contacts that complements the existing, highly-popular, solder-bucket panel mount versions.
Fiber Optic Cables – High Density MTP
Cables Unlimited offers Corning fiber assemblies using Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (referred to as MTP) connectors designed by USConec. This compact design allows high-density connections between network equipment.
A short-order SMT RJ45 jack from SUYIN
By employing special approaches to design and production, SUYIN has succeeded in further miniaturizing its RJ45 jack connectors for 10/100-Base-T and 100-Base-T4 applications. This makes it possible to develop PCBs that are even more densely populated yet feature a particularly low profile. The eight-pin type 100355XB008SX00ZL right-angle RJ45 jack designed for surface mounting (SMT) features a low overall height of just 11.7 mm and a remarkably low component depth of just 12.65 mm (not including the solder terminals). In order to minimize the component's height above the board, the new RJ45 jack has been prepared for recessed installation in the PCB (in-board mounting). This reduces the component's height above the board surface to just 8.23 mm.
Weald Electronics - Bayonet Coupling Power Connectors Can Handle Up To 1500V
Weald Electronics just announced the immediate availability of the LMH range of Bayonet Coupling Power Connectors designed to perform to the requirements of MIL-C-26482 Series 1 and Patt 105. The connectors are also approved to IECQ-CECC spec BS/CECC 75201-003 and BS 9522 F0017.
Molex Impact 100-Ohm Orthogonal Direct Connector Architecture Delivers Up To 25 Gbps Data Rates
Molex Incorporated launches the Impact 100-Ohm orthogonal direct connector system designed for a direct connection of printed circuit boards using the same daughtercard. Featuring options of 3-through 6-pair, the Impact orthogonal direct technology supports high-speed 25 Gbps data rates and substantially eliminates airflow, cross-talk, and capacitance constraints in high-speed channels that can be introduced through current backplane / midplane laminates.
Universal hood and mixed adaptor frame add flexibility to Han-Yellock(R) connector configurations
A universal hood and a mixed adaptor frame have been added to the range of housing and insulator components for use with HARTING's innovativeHan-Yellock(R) industrial connector system. The new additions enhance flexibility in system designs by making cable layout more flexible and by allowing an increased number of connector configurations.
Bulgin connectors now offer higher voltage ratings for 277V applications
Bulgin Components, a brand of Elektron Technology, has uprated its popular Standard Buccaneer range of IP68-rated environmentally sealed circular connectors with higher voltage ratings. The two, three, four, six and seven pole versions have been uprated from the original 250V to 277V. This upgrade extends the ranges suitability into commercial and industrial applications, such as overhead lighting and high power equipment.
New Industrial Ethernet 10 GB M12 Connector System From TE Connectivity Offers Future-Proof Solution For High-Speed Requirements
To support industry requirements for high-speed cabling and interconnect systems, TE Connectivity has developed a new generation of its Industrial Ethernet M12 connector system for industrial applications, allowing data rates up to 10 Gb/s. The connector system consists of various cable assembly and PBC header types in a standard industrial circular format. Its eight contact system makes it suitable for both high-speed data applications and powerplus- Ethernet applications. The Industrial Ethernet 10 Gb M12 connector system provides users with a future-proof interface, allowing them a smooth transition to higher bandwidth transmission to meet the requirements of today's 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s systems and the expected 10 Gb/s needed in the future.
Hybrid Connectivity Portfolio From TE Connectivity Reduces Cable Complexity
Both the Power4Net and the Motorman hybrid connectors integrate several functions into a single compactly designed connector. The flexible Power4Net hybrid connector has space for up to eight power and four Ethernet contacts – or even for twelve power contacts by changing the insert – and has been designed for machine automation applications that require high data transmission security and power of up to 10 Amps.
Industrial USB Connectors And Cable Assemblies: Latching Version Adds Retention Force, Circular Sealed Version Protects USB Connection To Code Ip 67
TE Connectivity has expanded its portfolio of industrial USB 2.0 connectors to include latching and circular sealed USB connectors. The latching version adds retention force to USB connections and features a latching plug and receptacle with standard IP 20 protection. This USB connector adds 40 Newtons of locking strength with an integrated, positive latching mechanism and offers 1,500 mating and unmating cycles. The latching mechanism helps to avoid downtime caused by accidental unplugging and an audible and tactile feedback confirms to the user that the connector is fully engaged.
Ruggedised high-density connectors for AV multimedia, theatre and concert installations
HARTING's Han Modular(R) series connector inserts allow event installers to create high-density connectivity and cabling solutions with total signal-handling flexibility – including audio, video, communications, data and power - through different rugged IP 65/67 hoods and housings suitable for harsh handling conditions. Multiple contact style modules can be mixed to suit particular needs. Multi-pin modules can support analogue and digital audio transfer, while multi-way coaxial modules can handle CCTV, SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video. A full range of power modules allows current handling from a few amperes to 200 A.
New EZ-Cable Clips from Harwin handle more cables and help reduce interference
Harwin has expanded its range of EZ-BoardWare surface mount cable clips which can now also be used to help reduce interference when using coax cables. Harwin's EZ-BoardWare family of surface mount PCB boardware products replace traditional components that usually require a secondary assembly process.
Harwin expands EZ-BoardWare range as industry switches to SMT solutions for EMC, Cable Management, Test and more
Harwin has expanded its EZ-BoardWare range of surface mount PCB hardware products as industry continues to move away from traditional 'fixes' associated with cable management, EMC, test and batteries which are often bulky and usually require costly secondary assembly operations.
Inaugural Distributor Conference was UK Launchpad for HUBER+SUHNER's New Brand Image
HUBER+SUHNER's first UK Distributor Conference was used for the launch of its new brand image. Designed to graphically illustrate the company's three areas of technology expertise and its three key market sectors, the new brand image reinforces HUBER+SUHNER's promise of "Excellence in Connectivity Solutions".
ERNI Electronics Extends Range of Services
Based on its comprehensive portfolio of high performance connectors, ERNI Electronics is constantly and consistently further developing its range of services. The offering includes state-of-the-art and highly efficient cable assembly, wide-ranging design services through to complete and tested systems in addition to comprehensive electronic manufacturing services (EMS) with assembly, soldering and repair/rework. In the area of system technology, ERNI Electronics also produces backplanes and subassemblies on the basis of its proven and reliable press-fit technology. The offering is rounded off by the ERNI X-PRESS online shop, which offers a 24-hour delivery service without minimum order quantities. The complete service portfolio is combined under the claim ERNI WoR&D.
SOURIAU PA&E Announces New Hermetic Mini-Micro-D
Design engineers who need to reduce component size and weight without compromising electrical performance have a new hermetic connector option, following the release of SOURIAU PA&E's new Mini Micro-D Connector. These new Mini-Micro-D connectors are designed for space, airborne, down-hole oil and any other hermetic applications where reducing size and weight are priorities. They have a 27% lower profile than standard Micro-D connectors and are designed to be laser welded into aluminum, titanium or kovar housings. These new hermetic connectors are MIL-PRF-83513/7 interface compliant and mate with connectors manufactured to MIL-PRF-83513/8.
No External Filters Needed With EMI Circular Connectors From Weald Electronics
Weald Electronics, a leading UK manufacturer of electronic and electrical connectors specialising in high performance military circular connectors based on the Mil-C-5015 & Mil-C-26482 specification, just announced a new filtered connector designed for applications demanding EMI suppression.
Binder-USA Releases adjustable M12 Receptacles
Binder-USA is pleased to announce new receptacles with adjustable angular positions as part of the Series 713, 763, 715 and 766 automation product ranges. The panel-mounted receptacles can be rotated during installation to allow a right-angle cordset to connect in a desired angular position. These M12 A- and B-coded connectors are commonly used for industrial networks and automation applications in harsh environments.
New Fischer MiniMax Series-When Less is More
This breakthrough Fischer MiniMax Series increases the performance of your rugged devices, handling more mixed signal & power connections, while saving space, weight and costs. As the demand for portable and miniaturized electronic devices with more functionality growths, so does your need for miniature high-density connectors. Fischer Connectors brings its engineering expertise to design high quality circular interconnect solutions matching your expectations and integrating advanced and cost-effective technologies and state of the art manufacturing processes.
New high-speed connector with direct mating function
Yamaichi Electronics has expanded its existing HF507S high-speed series with a direct mating type. The new variant, the , is based on a new design that simplifies the connection between the plug and the cable. Unlike the existing non-ZIF solution, which relies on engagement in the plug connector using an adapter assembled with FPC/FFC, in the direct mating type the high-speed FFC can be plugged directly together without additional materials. The FFC has a small punched-out gap on both sides in the plug area for this purpose. It is inserted into the connector and engages with its shape using a so-called one-push lock procedure. To remove the FFC, one simply presses a button located on the top of the connector. The dimensions of the FFC in the plug area correspond to those of systems already on the market.
100 Gbps high-speed CFP connector and mechanical components for use in 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet applications in the telecomm/data communications area
40 / 100 Gbps CFP Connector CA009 system by Yamaichi is a high-speed solution compliant with the MSA standard (Multi Source Agreement). Especially in the area of signal transmission values and thermal characteristics, however, the Yamaichi system is superior to most systems on the market. Due to the special design of the signal and ground contacts of the connector, it achieves very good transmission values. Yamaichi has succeeded in greatly reducing the crosstalk that occurs at high frequencies. This provides outstanding signal transmission quality.
New connector range extends applications for D38999
In partnership with AB Connectors, Aerco now offers a new range of connectors derived from the popular and well-proven D38999 Series 3 military connectors that is designed to extend the capability of the standard products and serve a wider range of applications. As part of an on-going development programme, the Aerco design team works closely with customers to develop new versions of these popular connectors, all of which are available with a variety of contact options that include Size 8 power and high speed quadrax contacts.