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Reduce the cost & complexity of USB-C development

Reduce the cost & complexity of USB-C development
Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive reference design that reduces the cost and complexity of developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C (USB-C) specification. The reference design features cost-effective, ultra-low-power EFM8 MCUs, USB power delivery protocol stacks certified by the USB-IF (USB Implementation Forum) and USB Billboard Device source code.
31st May 2016

Limit switches integrate M12 connector into the housing

Limit switches integrate M12 connector into the housing
Expanding the possibilities of its sealed limit switches, Microprecision Electronics has announced that the MP700 series are now available with an M12 connector integrated directly into the housing. Enabling the connection of limit switches as sensing devices to industrial bus systems, this feature allows for a simple and detachable cable connection as an alternative to the common potted cable solution. Standard M12 connection cables are broadly available.
31st May 2016

Amphenol, Samtec tie up second source deal

Amphenol, Samtec tie up second source deal
Amphenol and Samtec have entered into license agreements for several backplane connector families. Under the agreements, Amphenol will license its intellectual property and detailed design information for the XCede, XCede HD, AirMax, and Paladin families of products. These product families include those acquired with Amphenol’s recent acquisition of FCI Asia.
27th May 2016


Connectors mate to PCB with straight or 90° solder pins

Connectors mate to PCB with straight or 90° solder pins
Enhancing its Max M12 product line, Amphenol has introduced board level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right angle solder pins. The Max M12 is suited for high speed data transmission devices found in harsh environments where there is high vibration, moisture, salt, dirt and debris.
25th May 2016

Technology milestone reached in power transmission

Technology milestone reached in power transmission
Two record breaking milestones in the field of power transmission have been reached today with Prysmian’s announcement of the successful development and testing of its new 700kV MI-PPL (Mass Impregnated) and 600kV extruded (XLPE) cable systems for high voltage direct current (HVDC) applications.
24th May 2016

GCT ships 10m dual USB connectors for Raspberry Pi

GCT ships 10m dual USB connectors for Raspberry Pi
Global Connector Technology (GCT) announces that it has shipped its ten millionth USB1035 dual USB connector for Raspberry Pi applications. Two dual USB connectors are used on each Raspberry Pi device to enable the attachment of peripherals such as keyboards, mice and webcams which provide the Pi with additional functionality.
24th May 2016

Contact inserts offer tool-free quick termination

Contact inserts offer tool-free quick termination
  HARTING has announced the introduction of its new Han ES Press contact inserts with tool-free quick connection technology. These inserts significantly reduce assembly time during wiring and jumpers offer the possibility of potential multiplication in the connector.
20th May 2016

Waterproof connectors based on epoxy sealing process

The E-Seal range of waterproof connectors from Canadian company EDAC are in stock at distributor Astute Electronics. They use a proprietary epoxy sealing process that seals the entire back of the connector rather than individual pins. “This approach delivers complete sealing with an impeccably smooth finish, guaranteeing no water ingress as they are fully tested to IP67 standards,” said Gary Evans, E-Mech Divisional Manager at Astute Electronics.
20th May 2016

OptiFlex Hybrid connector system reduces installation time

OptiFlex Hybrid connector system reduces installation time
The OptiFlex Hybrid Connector System (OHCS) provides a quick and reliable installation or retrofit of a hybrid cable. The OHCS combines multiple fiber optic and power connections into a single connection. Traditional hybrid cable installations feature a breakout with separate power and fiber connections. The single connection point with OHCS, reduces the chance of contamination or damage of the individual fiber connections.
19th May 2016

Charging cables feature world's first magnetic system

Charging cables feature world's first magnetic system
Bulky, tangled and damage prone charging cables could be a thing of the past with Spooly. These full-length charging and data transfer cables offer users the reach and flexibility they seek, both at home and work. Spooly is also perfect for on the go charging as its incredibly portable design takes up virtually no space and eliminates, knots, tangles and frays. They can easily be rolled up and carried in the pocket and simply pulled to unwind.
18th May 2016


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