High speed USB is latest addition to Cliff Electronics range

6th June 2016
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare
High speed USB is latest addition to Cliff Electronics range

The latest addition to Cliff Electronics rapidly expanding range of XLR-Format Feedthrough Data Connectors is a USB Type - C format socket. This new high speed connector offers system integrators and panel builders a number of useful features.

The Cliff USB Type - C format socket offers greater flexibility and smaller form factors than previous generations of USB connectors and provides designers with an ultra-slim USB-C connector reducing the number of cables required for system interconnection. The connector is capable of supporting higher data speeds of up to 10Gbps, data compatible with USB 3.1. It is rated up to 100W for power supply delivery or charging portable devices. USB Type - C connectivity offers end users the potential to reduce the number of sockets per device and is forecast to be the future connector of choice for many electronic devices currently requiring multiple sockets for power, data and video connections.

John Hall, General Manager, Cliff Electronics, comments; “We continue to find new applications for our cost effective and market leading range of Feed-Through connectors and are happy to provide standard or custom solutions for our customers. Our new high speed USB Type - C format socket offers high speed performance and future-proofs our customer’s new industrial and professional audio product designs. From our formation in 1964 Cliff has built its success on the flexibility we offer our customers many of whom are major global OEMs in the music and pro-audio markets.”

Cliff’s growing range of feed-through connectors are packaged in the widely used 24mm diameter XLR connector format and are available in black plastic or with a rugged die cast aluminium fascia finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this product range.

Other models in the range provide Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats including USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), USB “gender” changers, Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout 2016 and custom design enquiries are welcomed.

All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and offer a complete range of very cost effective audio, data and fibre connectors, all of which can both front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in seven colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel

The FT Series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections and simplifying and speeding up assembly.

Cliff’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition

All versions are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.

Cliff Electronics are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer Cliff are able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs. Cliff manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

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