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Electronic Components
Modular switch US4 connector for the Smart Factory
Connectors : 06 November, 2016
Harting launches the Han-Modular Switch US4 connector as a strategic part of its Industry 4.0 portfolio. This connector is designed to save control cabinet space, reduce wiring and improve distributed networking, specifically in support of Industry 4.0 modernisation programmes.
 
Power connector system extended with T-coded mating interface
Connectors : 05 January, 2016
Following the recent introduction of its Brad M12 Power F-coded connector system, Molex introduces a complete range of T-coded cordsets and receptacles that delivers three times the power of standard M12 connectors.
 
Interfacing power to printed circuit boards
Connectors : 05 January, 2016
Harting Integrated Solutions has extended its design and manufacturing capabilities for applications requiring PCBs capable of transmitting high-power using a range of solutions designed to connect high currents directly onto the PCB.
 
High density, lighter zipper fins improve heat sink performance
Electronic Cooling and Heat Sinks : 20 April, 2015
Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) has introduced Zipper Fin heat sinks, manufactured for higher performance, lighter weight and lower cost than alternative methods for building heat sinks.
 
Intelligent liquid cooling alternative to air cooling
Electronic Cooling and Heat Sinks : 12 March, 2015
HydroSink from Aavid Thermalloy is an intelligent, Liquid Cooling System which aims to replace existing existing air cooled systems for medium and high power electronics.
 
Rigid flex circuitry streamlines power and signal distribution
Printed Circuit Boards : 28 November, 2014
Molex has launched Rigid Flex Circuits and Assemblies, featuring ultra-reliable Molex rigid flex circuitry, desogned to minimise impedance discontinuities in high-speed military and aerospace data and telecommunications devices that are lightweight, portable and intended for use in harsh environments.
 
SMT test points and ball and socket connectors
Test Points and Terminal Pins : 29 May, 2014
Vero Technologies, manufacturer of test points and terminal pins, has announced a complementary range of SMT devices suitable for use with high-speed placement machines.
 
Single-position PCB terminal blocks for LED applications
Connectors : 21 May, 2014
Phoenix Contact is further expanding its PTSM series with a single-position version for LED lighting applications. With a horizontal connection direction to the PCB, the compact SMD PCB terminal block is delivered in tape-on-reel packaging like the versions with higher position counts, making it suitable for automated soldering processes.
 
Circular connector with push-pull locking
Connectors : 23 April, 2014
Yamaichi Electronics introduces a new series of circular connectors with a push-pull locking mechanism. The Y-Circ P series offers cost advantages due to material reduction and thus space saving design.
 
Flexible multi-functional timer based on printed electronics
Printed Electronics : 28 March, 2014
A consortium of partners is to launch what is believed to be the world's first flexible timer based on printed electronics at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, April 1-2. The device consists of an electronic logic circuit implemented with thin film metal oxide transistors, powered by a printed battery, and integrated onto a paper substrate. It has four timing sequences and is designed for multi-functional use across four different applications.
 
Report: Europe "is Centre of Innovations in Printed Sensors"
Printed Electronics : 21 March, 2014
There has been a considerable amount of interest in printed sensors recently and the industry is changing rapidly. End-users of the technology and integrators are looking for sensors that will enable the Internet-of-Things. There is also a huge trend in favour of wearable technologies and e-textiles. By hosting the Printed Electronics Europe event, IDTechEx helps many end-users to connect with the main suppliers and to keep up to date with the latest announcements. A detailed analysis is also available in the recently published IDTechEx report Printed and Flexible Sensors 2014-2024: Technologies, Players, Forecasts.
 
NEMA publishes motors and generators standards
: 21 March, 2014
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published three standards in its MG series.
 
Silver and nickel conductive pens make instant tracks on circuit boards
Electronics Manufacturing Systems : 15 March, 2014
The CircuitWorks range of conductive ink pens have been launched by Intertronics for engineers and technicians in electronic manufacturing and repair industries. They instantly create silver or nickel conductive tracks on rigid or flexible circuit boards in the prototyping, rework and repair of boards (or flex circuits) where they enable linking of components, repair of defective tracks and production of smooth jumpers. The tracks dry in minutes and have excellent adhesion to most electronic materials - and so facilitate especially quick modification or rectification.
 
Versatile 2mm test sockets are low profile with gold-plated electrical performance
Connectors : 10 March, 2014
Harwin has announced a new range of PCB-mounted, dual-entry test sockets that accept a 2mm pin. These low profile devices measure only 5.16mm max above the board when mounted, and feature gold-plated contacts to ensure excellent electrical performance.
 
High speed board-to-cable connection features glued adapter
Connectors : 10 February, 2014
With the new HF512S high speed connector series, Yamaichi Electronics is offering FFC/FPC connectors with a 0.5mm pitch. It combines highly developed connector design with toughness and functionality, making it suited for medical technology, industry, and even in the consumer sector.
 
PCB supplier wins formal approval from European Space Agency
Printed Circuit Boards : 27 January, 2014
Invotec Group, manufacturer of time critical, high technology PCBs, has been formally awarded ESA approval – the first PCB supplier to achieve such approval in many years.
 
High performance UV LED system with high output
Light-Emitting Diodes (Led) : 10 January, 2014
The Phoseon Firefly is a high performance air cooled UV LED curing system now available from Intertronics as part of its LED adhesives and curing package.
 
Atomic layer deposition equipment finds application in 3D high-k capacitors
Electronics Manufacturing Systems : 20 December, 2013
Sistem Technology has announced that the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment it supplies from Picosun Oy is being used in the fast, cost-efficient mass production of next generation 3D capacitors, as part of an EU development programme. These devices will be suitable for use, for example, in pacemakers and other implantable medical devices, electric cars, and highly efficient memories for computers and mobile devices.
 
Connector mounting frames now available in plastic
Connectors : 08 December, 2013
Harting has introduced plastic versions of its connector mounting frames for the Han-Port front panel interface system. The new option provides a lightweight solution for users who need to connect external devices to controls and systems in control cabinets or machine enclosures for diagnostics or maintenance purposes.
 
Signal connector provides reliable transmission of energy, signals and data over all power ranges
Connectors : 29 October, 2013
The new Harting Han PushPull signal connector provides reliable transmission of energy, signals and data over all power ranges, consistently and in a uniform package profile.
 
China's bullet train dampens inverters with absorption circuit inductors
Inductors : 24 October, 2013
The designers of China’s high speed, cross country bullet train have incorporated absorption circuit inductors (AMCs) and auxiliary transformers manufactured by power equipment manufacturer REO. The components have helped the train improve both safety and passenger comfort.
 
Overmoulded RJ45 connector with metal housing and kink protection
Connectors : 10 October, 2013
The new Y-ConCover-40-O (O stands for Overmould) is an RJ45 hybrid connector consisting of a metal protective housing with additional overmoulding that achieves outstanding sealing characteristics. It is based on the Yamaichi Electronics "Hermetic Sealed" technology, which was developed a few years ago for extremely reliable photovoltaic connection systems. The product lifetime of these products is designed to be 25 years.
 
4-pair Profinet cables enable higher data rates
Connectors : 23 September, 2013
Harting has introduced a new range of 4-pair Profinet cables in a strategic move to expand the company’s industrial Ethernet portfolio in the fast-growing market of Ethernet systems in industrial environments.
 
Module clamp for industrial connector system
Connectors : 18 September, 2013
Harting has introduced a module clamp for use with the Han-Modular industrial connector system. The new unit allows single modules to be assembled in a fully pluggable implementation in an IP 20 environment in a simple, inexpensive and space-saving manner.
 
Microcontroller - intelligent analog, low power for portable medical, industrial use
Microcontrollers and Analog Semiconductors : 18 September, 2013
Microchip announces a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system on a chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip’s first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, plus a DAC and dual operational amplifiers (Op Amps), along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology for extended battery life in portable medical and industrial applications.
 
Connector for reliable termination in industrial camera systems
Connectors : 03 September, 2013
Variant 4 of the Harting PushPull industrial connector family is suited for providing reliable termination for camera systems in applications such as industrial quality control or security surveillance.
 
Small-form factor electro-optical convertors with integrated connectors
Connectors : 03 August, 2013
Harting has developed a new range of fibre-optic transceivers suitable for industrial applications by integrating electro-optical converters in small-form factor (SFF and SFP) packages with PushPull connector technology.
 
Industrial connector hood usable with wide range of cable sizes
Connectors : 24 June, 2013
A new hood whose geometry allows a wide range of cable sizes with flexible handling has been added to the Harting Han B industrial connector range.
 
Screw module added to modular connector range and saves space
Connectors : 12 June, 2013
A new Han E screw module has been added to the Harting Han-Modular series flexible open connector system, which allows users to assemble customised connector configurations.
 
Programmable USB2 controller hubs adds simultaneous support for USB2 and HSIC, low-power modes
Solid State Storage : 12 June, 2013
Microchip announces the expansion of the USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio it gained with the recent SMSC acquisition. The seven new UCH2 ICs, across three families, are claimed to be the world’s first to provide programmability, enabling the developers of PCs and mobile devices to configure their designs without external memory.
 
Industrial connector series combines many mating cycles and environmental protection
Connectors : 03 June, 2013
The Han HMC industrial connector series from Harting combines more than 10,000 mating cycles with protection against harsh environmental conditions. The is designed for use in applications - in the medical, laboratory and test engineering sectors, for example - where equipment may be employed in different locations and can often be connected and disconnected several times a day. Similar situations occur in the automation environment, where the trend to modular and interchangeable machine tools and control systems also requires connectors that can handle a large number of mating cycles.
 
Surface mount resistors earn DSCC approval
Resistors : 03 June, 2013
Wilbrecht LEDCO surface-mount resistors have received Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) approval. The Bulk Metal Foil surface mount resistors are manufactured based on Vishay Precision Group (VPG) technology. The DSCC, part of the Defense Logistics Agency, uses the approvals to identify suppliers who demonstrate their products have met specific performance, quality and reliability levels.
 
Re-defining device characterisation test through envelope load pull technique
Frequency & Tuning Devices : 03 June, 2013
Mesuro is launching a test that provides the industry substantial benefits in approaches to the device characterization test. The new offering utilises an ′envelope load pull technique’, along with the latest generation of commercial off-the-shelf PXI hardware and LabVIEW system design software from National Instruments, to provide extremely rapid test scenarios to be run on the device under test.
 
Right-angle header connector meets space requirements for sealed applications in vehicles
Connectors : 20 May, 2013
Molex announces a further extension of its CMC product line with the introduction of a 28-circuit right-angle header. The new CMC header mates with the Molex 28-circuit female power connector to offer harness makers a complete, space-saving wire-to-board solution for sealed transportation applications requiring up to 21A. With the introduction on the 28-circuit, high current, right-angle header, harness makers can now meet more challenging space requirements, such as those found on motorcycle ECUs.
 
High-density rectangular connector for harsh environments
Connectors : 10 May, 2013
The Harting Han Q High Density is a rectangular connector for signal contacts which delivers the highest contact density to date in the company’s compact Han 3A size range. It incorporates 21 D-Sub contacts, including one designed as a leading contact.
 
Cheap, efficient LED lighting from dual-colour lasers from cadmium sulfide/cadmium selenide nanosheets
Light-Emitting Diodes (Led) : 07 May, 2013
A semiconductor device capable of emitting two distinct colours has been created by a group of researchers in the US, potentially opening up the possibility of using light emitting diodes (LEDs) universally for cheap and efficient lighting.
 
Connector module with speedy termination
Connectors : 19 April, 2013
A new version of the Han E industrial connector module from Harting is now available with the company’s Han-Quick Lock termination technology.
 
Encapsulated drive peripherals provide added ingress protection
Connectors : 04 April, 2013
Component manufacturer REO has introduced a new range of encapsulated units. The new units solve the problem of using non-IP65 rated drive peripherals with IP-65 rated variable speed drives, which is something other manufacturers have not yet achieved. The encapsulated units mean when in use, the core can be cooled in a much more efficient way, allowing other products which are used alongside to develop a much longer shelf life.
 
Custom Mil/Aero LED circuit assemblies for harsh environments
Printed Circuit Boards : 18 March, 2013
Molex has increased investment in custom LED circuit assemblies that can operate reliably in extreme conditions and harsh environments such as those found in military and aerospace applications.
 
Vertical connectors operate at SAS-3 and projected SAS-4 bandwidths
Connectors : 10 March, 2013
Molex introduces high density iPass+ zHD vertical connectors for midplane or other non-edge-board applications. The new iPass+ zHD vertical connector system provides a 0.75mm pitch vertical connector that meets requirements of SAS-3 and projected SAS-4 bandwidths. Driving next generation data rates and port-densities, low-profile iPass+ zHD connectors improve system airflow and signal integrity by eliminating midplane connections
 
Connector range extended into two-wire gauges
Connectors : 10 March, 2013
Harting has expanded its connector families fitted with Han-Quick Lock termination technology by offering connectors in two wire-gauge ranges. The two families of devices are distinguished by the different colouring of the Han-Quick Lock actuators. The termination wire gauge ranging from 0.25 mm to 1.5 mm has a black actuator, whereas the actuator for the 0.5 to 2.5 mm range is blue.
 
Robust connector housings with FPM elastomer sealant for outdoor applications
Connectors : 01 March, 2013
Harting has expanded its Han-Eco industrial connector series with a range of plastic housings including a variant designed for outdoor applications.
 
Ink evaluation kit for flexible thin film transistors (TFTs)
Printed Electronics : 24 February, 2013
SmartKern's Technology Transfer Kit combines education and technical support to further advances in next generation flexible displays for use in smartphones and tablets.
 
Micro drill for electronics rework
Electronics Manufacturing Systems : 19 February, 2013
The new CircuitMedic Micro Drill system from Intertronics is versatile and powerful, making it suited for milling, drilling, grinding, cutting and sanding circuit boards. It removes coating, cuts circuits, cuts leads, drills holes, cuts slots, shapes FR4 and performs many other procedures using various interchangeable bits.
 
High current connector for up to 100A per bay
Connectors : 19 February, 2013
Molex introduces the Extreme Energetic high current connector system. It complements Molex’ family of Extreme interconnect and power supply products. The connector system is designed fpor high-end datacom OEMs and power supply applications requiring up to 100.0A per bay.
 
Proprietary silica-based FBPI fibre delivers industry-first panoramic spectrograph and sensor analysis
Optoelectronic Components : 19 February, 2013
InboxPolymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex, has successfully developed a broad spectrum optical fibre with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of UV defects and other UV absorption centres.
 
Shielded connector modules offer mechanical robustness and signal integrity in industrial and transport
Connectors : 13 February, 2013
A potential problem with applications involving frequency converters is that the power cables can often transfer interference to signal cables. With the new Han Shielded module, the signal contacts are now shielded against any such adverse effects. This now enables power and signal modules to be transferred in a connector without interference and securely, even in extreme electrical signal conditions.
 
Rapid prototyping developer kit for the Internet of Things
Semiconductors : 21 November, 2012
ARM has announced a rapid prototyping developer kit for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, that integrates the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem by Sierra Wireless with the mbed microcontroller development platform, which is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
 
PWM and FOM complementary families support high-efficiency DC/DC power-conversion designs
Microcontrollers and Analog Semiconductors : 19 November, 2012
Microchip announces a new family of power-conversion controllers and its first-ever family of power MOSFET devices. This new Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller and complementary family of low Figure-of-Merit (FOM) MOSFET products combine to support high-efficiency DC/DC power-conversion designs, covering a broad array of consumer and industrial applications.
 
Circular connector range offers compact rapid locking for drive systems
Connectors : 16 November, 2012
The new Han X-TEC circular connector from Harting offers a compact, customised method of interfacing in drive systems for machine-tool and automation applications.
 
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