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Fine pitch connectors added to wire to board range

Fine pitch connectors added to wire to board range
  GTK has expanded its range of fine pitch wire to board connectors with new options for discrete wire applications. The new 1.2mm pitch ultra low profile wire to board connector has a mated height of 1.55mm, making it suitable for applications where space is limited; it is also polarised to prevent mismating.
25th October 2019

Volex Power Cords combine versatility and ergonomic design

Volex Power Cords combine versatility and ergonomic design
GTK has added the latest generation of Volex power cords, the V-Novus Hybrids, to its product portfolio, with a range that includes cord sets for UK, Europe, North America and China. The V-Novus Hybrid power cords combine ergonomic design with versatility to create slimline, lightweight cord sets that are extremely durable and incorporate a new strain relief design. 
2nd October 2019

Making the right connection

Making the right connection
Board-to-board connectors are regarded as ‘core’ connectors in electronic product design, but standard off-the-shelf components are not always right for the application. Frequently, requests for customisaton assume that the easiest way to find the perfect fit is to alter a pin header, with special heights, PCB spacing or void pins. However it is often the PCB receptacle which presents the best opportunity for modification.
29th March 2019


Display range expanded with E-Paper technology

Display range expanded with E-Paper technology
E-Paper technology provides a low-cost, flexible display with wide viewing angles and good sunlight readability. It retains the image on the screen without using power, making it suited for a wide range of consumer electronic applications. The GTK range is available in three sizes: 1.54, 2.13 and 2.9” graphic modules. These modules show black text or images on a white background and have an operating temperature range of zero to +50° C.
28th January 2019

Taking a holistic view of cable assemblies

Taking a holistic view of cable assemblies
When OEMs outsource cable assemblies, they are generally very specific about what they require, but further investigation on the part of the cable assembly manufacturer can uncover different opportunities, often saving time and cost in the process.
4th July 2018

PMVA display tech: the ultimate performance and customisation

PMVA display tech: the ultimate performance and customisation
PMVA (Passive Matrix Vertical Alignment) display technology offers exceptional performance, simple interface options and low tooling costs according to Clive Dickinson, Business Manager for Optoelectronics at GTK UK. TFTs are regarded as the leading display technology but are generally high cost and complex to programme which can extend the product development stage and ultimately the time to market for the finished product.
12th March 2018

Cover lenses provide extra protection for TFT displays

Cover lenses provide extra protection for TFT displays
GTK has recommended the use of thick cover lenses to add extra protection to capacitive touch TFT displays that are being used in harsh environments. These cover lenses can be supplied in thicknesses ranging between 1.1mm through to 8mm and can be added to TFT screen sizes ranging from 2.4” to 15”. In cases where the cover lens glass exceeds 4mm thickness, an industrial capacitive IC controller is required.
1st June 2017

Gaskets offer great protection for cable assemblies

Gaskets offer great protection for cable assemblies
Tom Hennessey, Business Manager for cable assemblies at GTK UK, strongly believes the benefit of integrating silicon gaskets into connector and cable assembly designs that are being used in harsh environments should not be underestimated. As, when designing cable assemblies for use in harsh environments where dust, particle or moisture ingress is a concern, many engineers place a great deal of focus on the specification of the connector, the connector hood and the cable that is used to manufacture the assembly.
3rd May 2017

Displays are suitable for tough environments

Displays are suitable for tough environments
A capacitive touchscreen technology has been developed by GTK that, when applied to TFT displays, can be used with thick gloves for applications in harsh environments. The company has offered a range of TFT modules with integral capacitive touchscreens for use in industrial applications for the last three years. Now, with the evolution of the technology, it is possible to fine tune the software so that the displays can be used even when wearing extra thick gloves, such as motorsport or safety gloves.
24th April 2017

GTK enhances its flexible connectivity solutions

GTK enhances its flexible connectivity solutions
GTK has enhanced its flexible connectivity solutions to include Flat Flexible Cables (FFC). These cables are primarily used to connect two PCBs and are versatile, cost-effective and take up minimum space in OEM equipment. Each end of the flat flexible cable typically has gold plated contacts, which insert directly into an FFC/ ZIF connector that is located on the PCB. This eliminates the need for an additional “cable end” connector, resulting in applied cost benefits for this form of wire to board connection.
16th December 2016

GTK launches German language website

GTK launches German language website
To support their growing business in Germany, GTK has launched a new German language website. This new, mobile-friendly website provides comprehensive details on the cable assemblies, connectors, optoelectronics and manufacturing solutions that the company provides.
22nd November 2016

Custom box build products enable greater choice

Custom box build products enable greater choice
When it comes to custom box build products, an abundance of choices are offered from GTK. The company advocates early involvement with OEMs so that it can help to review a variety of design options and components and help to minimise the overall BOM cost without compromising the quality and design of the finished product.
8th August 2016

Displays use bi-stable technology

Displays use bi-stable technology
  New technology that enables an image to remain on the display screen without using any power, until the image needs to change has been released by GTK.
29th June 2016

Connectors give extended performance

Connectors give extended performance
The GTK range of K series subminiature (2.92 mm) connectors and cable assemblies are suitable for use in high-frequency applications that are typical in military, security and instrumentation markets. The K series connector is identical to and fully compatible with the SMA connector series by virtue of the same physical dimensions, but it uses an air dielectric, which ensures superior performance at high frequencies.
3rd May 2016

Robust cable assemblies for heavy-duty applications

Robust cable assemblies for heavy-duty applications
Overmoulded cable assemblies are the definitive choice for use in harsh and demanding environments. They are widely used in both consumer and industrial environments as they offer a variety of valuable benefits. In consumer electronics, overmoulding offers durability, protection from tampering and safeguards against moisture ingress, making it the finish of choice for I/O connections and desktop and networking products.
30th March 2016

GTK expands TFT range to include larger size displays

GTK expands TFT range to include larger size displays
GTK has expanded its range of TFTs to include larger displays, with new screen sizes ranging from 10.1” through to 15.6”. “We are seeing increasing demand for larger size TFTs from the military, medical, industrial and audio markets,” stated Clive Dickinson, Business Manager for Optoelectronics, GTK.
26th February 2016

O-Film technology suitable for TFT Displays

O-Film technology suitable for TFT Displays
GTK announced the availability of O-Film technology, which, when used in conjunction with standard TFT displays, dramatically improves the achievable viewing angles. The O-Film is a polariser that is applied to the display and redirects light, providing all round viewing angles to any standard TFT to which it is applied.
18th December 2015

Plug & play display accelerates your product designs

Plug & play display accelerates your product designs
GTK UK announced the launch of a range of TFT displays fitted with an integral MCU board. These plug & play displays can be used as development modules by design engineers and help to speed up new product design times by reducing the time needed for programming, as the board has a built-in command table.
25th September 2015

USB Type-C range launched for consumer electronics

USB Type-C range launched for consumer electronics
GTK has introduced a range of USB Type-C connectors, cable assemblies and adaptors for use in emerging consumer electronic applications. The USB Type-C connector can be used to connect both hosts and devices and its reversible plug orientation and cable direction means that it will no longer matter which end of the cable or side of the connector is plugged in to the device. It is sufficiently robust for use in laptops, tablets and larger platforms.
14th August 2015

Hinged MicroSD card suitable for high vibration issues

Hinged MicroSD card suitable for high vibration issues
The range of removable memory card connectors has been expanded by GTK UK to include a hinged MicroSD card connector and a combined MicroSD/SIM connector. The hinged connector is suitable for use in applications where high vibration or shock is a potential issue, as the robust hinge locks the card securely in place.
5th May 2015


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