Plugs, cables & interconnects

Changing industry for connectors

17 January, 2005

A research report providing a description of the major connector initiatives and their impact on technology driving the connector industry has been published by Bishop & Assoc in the US. The aim of the report is to create a resource for understanding the new technologies, their purpose and uniqueness and to provide a basis for determining their viability in an ever-changing world of electronic systems.

Tab connectors

12 October, 2004 | Supplied by:

The AMP PIDG tabs consist of a solid metal tab with plastic insulation on the crimp end. The metal support sleeve under the insulation crimps tightly onto the wire insulation, providing good grip in high vibration.

DIN rail connectors

12 October, 2004 | Supplied by:

The DIN rail adapter for Mate-N-Lok cap housings allows wire and harness installers to bring two ends of a cable assembly or wire harness together at a DIN rail mounted location.

D-SUB connector range

07 September, 2004 | Supplied by: Adilam Technologies

Harting has extended its D-SUB connector range with a water resistant series manufactured to IP67.

Interface link

12 May, 2004 | Supplied by:

National Instruments has announced MXI-4, a high-speed serial interface link compatible with the latest PCI standards commonly found in high-performance servers and workstations.

Field terminable connector

17 December, 2003 | Supplied by: Molex Premise Networks Pty Ltd

Molex Premise Networks has released Xpress-Lock - the field terminable MT-RJ connector, designed in accordance with the industry FOCIS intermateability standard (TIE/EIA-604-12).

Category 5 patch cords

28 November, 2003 | Supplied by: Molex Premise Networks Pty Ltd

Molex Premise Networks has developed a range of slim boot enhanced category 5 patch cords.

PC cable tester

28 November, 2003 | Supplied by: element14

A standalone cable wiring configuration tester to identify and test most common PC connection leads includes a range of connector types and is suitable for testing data cables, network cables, printer cables, monitor cables, modem cables, mouse cables, game cables, USB cables, etc.

Cable ties and straps

28 November, 2003 | Supplied by: Velcro Australia Pty Ltd

One-Wrap cable ties and straps are a wrap-around, self-gripping cable tidy for computer cables, fibre optics, power tool leads, etc.

Electronics interconnections for extreme space environments

13 October, 2003

If all goes as planned, two rovers named Spirit and Opportunity will explore the surface of Mars next year, gathering geologic information and beaming the results back to Earth. However, the environment is so extreme that the rovers will be equipped with heaters to keep the electronic gear warm enough to operate properly as temperatures can dip to -120 degrees C. Futures space probes will involve even more extreme environments, with temperatures as high as 460 degrees Celsius on Venus and as low as -180 Celsius on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Fire protected cable

09 September, 2003 | Supplied by:

Olex has released a fire performance cable that was developed in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers.

Press fit connectors

11 August, 2003 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Harwin has extended its range of PC/104 and PC/104 Plus connectors to include stack through and non-stack through variants.

Connector technology roadmap report

06 August, 2003

Bishop and Associates has released a report covering technology roadmapping on electronic connectors. It includes the National Electronic Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) 2002 Electronics Industry Roadmap on CD.

Flexible printed circuit connectors

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: Switches Plus Components Pty Ltd

Hirose has released a 0.3 mm contact pitch, 1.25 mm above the board connector. FH23 series type FPC has a low insertion force and a high holding force. There is no need to hold the FPC after insertion in the connector. The connector will hold it in the correct position, allowing closing of the actuator. The number of contact positions available are 17, 27, 31, 33, 39 and 61.

Cable Clamp

08 October, 2002 | Supplied by: HellermannTyton

With the HellermannTyton flat ribbon cable clamp, it is possible to hold and conduct flat cables.

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