Electronic Products & Technology


June 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

Connectors deliver one-touch locking for automated assembly processes

KYOCERA 6810 Series One-touch Locking flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat-flex cable (FFC) electronic connectors provide automatic locking upon full insertion, a key feature to support automated manufacturing and robotic assembly processes. Durable devices are heat resistant up to 125°C…
March 17, 2017 by Stephen Law

Target connectors are low profile

MILL-MAX Series 815 and 817 (single and double row respectively) low profile target connectors come with an above board height of 2.21mm. Devices are used in place of SMT pads on a pcb as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins.…
February 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

Harting appoints new head of Canadian sales

In hiring Carl Maalouf as new head of Canadian sales, The Harting Technology Group expects to leverage his extensive engineering background to expand its presence in the Canadian market. Maalouf graduated from McGill University with a BEng degree in chemical…
January 30, 2017 by Rob Boyd, senior product manager, Schleuniger Inc.

The impact of German automotive OEM connector test specification LV 214-4

It goes without saying that every manufacturer wants to ensure they are producing a quality product. Standards and specifications from various organizations provide a guideline from which manufacturers can measure different areas of quality, while also providing the end user…
January 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

IDC wire connectors are quick, reliable

KEYSTONE ‘i-Clamp’ insulation displacement connectors (IDC) for wire connectivity provide a tamper proof, quick and reliable method for wire connections without stripping wires. Devices cleanly pierce the wire insulation and make a secure connection in one easy step. No need…
January 6, 2017 by Stephen Law

MMBX connectors, adapters deliver max frequency of 12.4GHz

PASTERNACK MMBX style small form factor connectors and adapters provide a versatile and easy pcb-to-pcb connection, as well as coax-to-pcb connections. Devices also work well in backplane applications. Products provide a maximum operating frequency of 12.4GHz, VSWR of 1.06:1, mechanical…
January 2, 2017 by Stephen Law

Thru-hole spring-loaded connectors have 2mm pitch

MILL-MAX Through-hole version of 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors (SLC’s) are an appealing option combining both durability and space saving qualities. Devices serve as a practical solution for board-to-board or device-to-board connections with the additional security of through-hole mounting. Devices provide…
November 18, 2016 by Stephen Law

1.25mm pitch connectors save space

HARWIN Gecko G125 Screw-Lok Series 1.25mm pitch connectors are low-profile, dual row cable-to-board and board-to-board interconnects that save pcb real estate and weight in high reliability applications. Devices provide ruggedized screw fixings for increased security and can withstand repeated mating…
October 14, 2016 by Stephen Law

Compact IP68 plug-and-socket connectors are waterproof

ITC TEEPLUG line of compact IP68 plug-and-socket connectors are waterproof (IP68 – NEMA 6P) cULus certified plug-and-socket connectors. Devices are available in 3-pole and 5-pole assemblies, inline or panel mounted, rated 20A at 400V, for max. 12AWG stranded or solid…
August 6, 2016 by Stephen Law

TTI expands linecard with Switchcraft connector line

TTI Inc., Fort Worth TX, global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has signed a distribution agreement with Switchcraft/Conxall for its barrel connectors, XLR connectors, jacks, plugs, harsh environment connectors, molded cable assemblies, patchbays and switches. Switchcraft/Conxall, a…
August 1, 2016 by Stephen Law

Rugged two position connectors environmentally sealed

TE CONNECTIVITY High-power AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors are designed for harsh environment wire-to-wire and wire-to-circuit board connections. Devices withstand the extreme conditions of rugged design environments and have a current rating of 78 amps for 10 mm² wire.…
June 26, 2016 by Stephen Law

Tiny USB 3.1 Type C connectors are top mount

KYCON top mount USB 3.1 Type C connectors measure 8.4mm by 2.6mm, small enough to work in most peripheral devices. Products can handle significantly faster data rates than the standard USB 2.0 products. Devices are backward compatible with USB 3.0…