April 2022 New Connectivity Products

By AJ Born | April 05, 2022

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits.

April 2022 New Connectivity Products 

April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.

TTI Inc. carries a wide range of TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial RJ45 JacksTTI Inc. carries a wide range of TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial RJ45 Jacks with integrated magnetics. These products offer a highly integrated connectivity solution from the cable to the physical layer for Industrial Ethernet applications. Integrating the magnetics into the jack allows for much-improved EMI noise shielding, enabling more reliable connections. A standardized portfolio with 1×1 straight and R/A, 1×2, and 2×1 form factors addresses many of the industrial applications and specific industrial requirements, such as high reliability, corrosion resistance, extended temperature range, long product lifetime, and support of the latest reflow production processes.

MIL-Spec electromechanical relays from TE Connectivity available at ICCInterstate Connecting Components (ICC), now stocks a broad range of MIL-Spec electromechanical relays from TE Connectivity. The relays fall under TE’s CII brand and are manufactured to QPL standards. They are also available at ICC’s parent company, Heilind Electronics. Available in many mounting and terminal configurations, the relays are designed to withstand extreme shock, vibration, temperature, and altitude. They feature a balanced force design for consistently high contact pressure, reduced bounce, and less arching — ultimately extending contact life. ICC’s portfolio includes CII TO-5 and .100 grid miniature, low-signal relays featuring a non-latching design and qualified to MIL-PRF-39016 specifications and 1/5, 1/2 and full-size crystal can relays made to MIL-PRF-39016 or MIL-R-5757 specifications. Mid-range relays accommodate 5 to 50 A and are qualified to MIL-PRF-6106 or MIL-PRF-83536 specifications. These solutions feature hermetic sealing, which makes them ideal for aircraft, space, and nuclear applications.

The new Industrial Gateway Communications Device by WeidmüllerThe new Industrial Gateway Communications Device by Weidmüller is the solution for interference-free data transmission over long distances, connecting multiple devices across multiple protocols. In systems where the installed base includes Industrial Ethernet and/or serial protocols, establishing communication across devices is critical and upgrading the equipment isn’t always feasible. The Industrial Gateway is the most cost-effective way to move data between multiple PLCs and slave (server) devices, each with a different protocol, saving you time, money, and the headache of configuring multiple gateway devices. The industrial Gateway supports 12 protocols (the equivalent of 15 one-to-one gateway devices). The more protocols are bridged, the more savings are gained. It features two or four serial ports that operate simultaneously, allowing connection of multiple devices with a single gateway. Additionally, each port can be configured with a different protocol. Weidmüller’s Industrial Gateway supports data transfers to and from any port, in any combination (Ethernet-to-Ethernet, Ethernet-to-serial, serial-to-serial).

Sager Electronics now stocks Conxall’s Micro-Con-X Insta-Click sealed connectorSager Electronics now stocks Conxall’s Micro-Con-X Insta-Click sealed connectors. Conxall’s new Micro-Con-X Insta-Click product line has been enhanced with several key improvements for harsh environment applications: a new latching mechanism provides an automatic positive lock while improving the water resistance rating to IP68 when it is used as part of a molded cable assembly; a new, high-quality plastic material offers UV resistance; and the connectors are available with up to seven contact pins, making hundreds of configurations possible.

Adjustable Keeper with Mounting Block from CarlisleCarlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT), launched the Adjustable Keeper with Mounting Block as an upgrade to its NAS1637 Adjustable Keeper. This new version includes upgraded materials, finishes, and other features that exceed the performance and user experience of built-to-spec NAS1637 keepers. The design includes a mounting block that allows for installation on standard ARINC 404 trays while maximizing the adjustment range of the keeper. Structural anodized aluminum construction provides minimal concerns for galvanic corrosion compared to the to-spec design. Lockwire holes allow for use of .032″ diameter lock wire to prevent rotation of assembly when LRU is not installed. Free-running screw thread inserts greatly improve user experience when adjusting length of product in the field. The O-ring prevents accidental disassembly of product before it is installed. An adjustable length that allows for a larger adjustment range than the to-spec NAS1637 adjustable keeper (1.55″ – 1.925″).

Smiths Interconnect’s high-reliability Hypertac hyperboloid contacts are now available on the new HYPER SeriesSmiths Interconnect’s high-reliability Hypertac hyperboloid contacts are now available on the new HYPER Series. Hypertac hyperboloid contacts provide a stable and durable connection in applications operating in challenging conditions where reliability and safety are critical. The HYPER Series catalogue offers 51 hyperboloid contacts in 14 different pin dimensions, from 0.4 mm diameter for signal contacts to 6.12 mm for high currents, with different termination types (crimp, solder cup, straight, open both ends, and closed end) and platings. The unique topology of the original Hypertac contact technology uses a set of contact wires aligned hyperbolically to the axis of the inserted pins, forming a sleeve around the contact and providing a large, 360° contact surface. Hyperboloid contacts are extremely resilient under rough environmental conditions and combine low insertion and extraction forces to provide a high number of mating cycles. The contact itself is enclosed in a housing that can be PCB-mounted, D-shape, rectangular, rack-and-panel, circular, or customer-defined.

Neutrik Americas announced the FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection SystemNeutrik Americas announced the FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System. Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-83526 military specifications, Neutrik’s FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System is the ideal solution for use in harsh environments — thanks to its expanded beam fiber optic connectivity, which makes it an exceptional choice for use in dirty, dusty environments. FIBERFOX expanded beam fiber optic connectors utilize a lens to expand and accurately align the light emitting from an optical fiber. The aligned light beam is transmitted through an air gap to a mating connector, where the light is collected and focused by a second lens into a second optical fiber to complete the connection. With 50/125 multimode fiber, the expanded and aligned light beam has an active area that is approximately 3,600 times larger than a typical 50 µm multimode fiber core. That dramatically increases the percentage of available transmission power — with no variation in signal strength over time. FIBERFOX incorporates both 2- and 4-channel heavy-duty connectors that are IP68-rated for waterproof performance both mated and unmated, without a protective cap. These wear-free connectors can withstand 10,000 mating cycles without any maintenance, and no special cleaning or measurement tools are required.

TE Connectivity introduced its NanoRF optical hybrid modulesTE Connectivity introduced its NanoRF optical hybrid modules for the defense industry’s VPX-based embedded computing systems that require increased bandwidth and radio frequency (RF) signaling. The new hybrid modules feature high-density RF and optical connections within common connector module applications like radar, electronic warfare (EW) missile guidance, and tactical communications, along with other small footprint applications where high-frequency RF and optical signals are critical. The NanoRF optical hybrid module’s cable mechanical transfer (MT) and edge-mount transceivers provide additional modularity and options for implementation. Intermateability and interoperability among VPX suppliers is accomplished by multiple slot profiles and connector modules added to the VITA 65.0 and VITA 65.1 compliant backplanes and board-level profiles. The connector modules have a rated frequency of 85 GHz, a mechanical temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, and are available in basecard and mezzanine edge-mount or cable options.

Hirose Electric has introduced the DF62WP waterproof panel-mount connectorHirose Electric has introduced the DF62WP waterproof panel-mount connector. The DF62WP wire-to-wire connector series has an IP67-equivalent waterproof seal between cable and socket (outside panel) or panel and plug (inside panel). The crimped contacts and wire are easily inserted through the seals to complete the rugged and reliable cable assembly. Part of the SignalBee product family, the DF62WP wire-to-wire connector series has a multi-row pin layout arranged in a grid pattern that significantly reduces the size of the diagonal diameter. Utilizing a highly reliable two-point contact design, the DF62WP Series delivers ruggedized connectivity that is resistant to shock and vibration. It is an ideal choice for a wide range of applications including consumer and home appliances, automatic ticket gates, food process machinery applications, LED lighting, motorized bicycles, medical devices, security systems, robotic machinery, and more. Simplifying installation and operation, the DF62WP Series connector features a center latch that provides a tactile click during mating and visual confirmation of a completed lock. The DF62WP Series has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C.

I-PEX is developing its new LEAPWIRETM/DUALINETM series 112 Gb/s PAM4I-PEX is developing its new LEAPWIRETM/DUALINETM series 112 Gb/s PAM4 using high-speed twinax cables and 112 Gb/s PAM4 board-to-board connection to resolve the challenges of large insertion losses with transmission distance and high-density packaging of co-package systems. These products will be used for transmission between chips inside equipment and connection to I/O connectors. LEAPWIRETM is the new high-speed transmission jumper solution, DUALINETM series is the actual connector. LEAPWIRETM and DUALINETM will be introduced at DesignCon in Santa Clara, California, on April 6-7, 2022, in booth 1441.

Rosenberger introduces Multiport Mini-SMP cable assemblies and PCB connectors which can be mounted solderless on printed circuit boards. The PCB connectors offer superior signal integrity for all kinds of printed circuit boards and can be connected with Mini-SMP – RPC-2.92 cable assemblies for frequencies DC to 40 GHz, or with Mini-SMP – RPC-1.85 cable assemblies for frequencies up to 65 GHz. The system is available with 8 or 16 channels. The Multiport Mini-SMP system is very cost-effective, solderless, easy to assemble by using screws, reusable (high number of mating cycles), low abrasion, damage-free connection, and compatible with standard Mini-SMP interface. Challenging Test & Measurement applications are semiconductor test equipment testing, system testing, or applications where the device under test (DUT) changes frequently.

Ironwood Electronics introduced a new LGA socket that addresses high-performance requirements for 1.5 mm pitch LGA464 – CBT-LGA-5037Ironwood Electronics introduced a new LGA socket that addresses high-performance requirements for 1.5 mm pitch LGA464 – CBT-LGA-5037. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self-inductance of the contactor is 0.93 nH, insertion loss of < 1 dB at 23GHz, and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is four amps. Socket temperature range is -55°C to +180°C and the socket features an IC guide for precise LGA pad alignment through holes in the device. The specific configuration of the package to be tested in the CBT-LGA-5037 is LGA, 47x47mm body size, 30×30 array and 1.5mm pitch. To use, drop the IC into the socket and close the clamshell lid. Vertical force is applied by the integrated spring-loaded compression plate between the lid and device by actuating the lever from open to close. This socket can be used for device characterization, screening modules, and custom burn-in applications with the most stringent requirements. CBT-LGA-5037 socket features a unique contact design with outside spring and flat stamped plungers that provide a robust solution for burn-in and test applications including excellent electrical signal integrity to meet today’s analog, digital, RF, Bluetooth, and medical device application requirements. The socket is mounted using supplied hardware on the target PCB with no soldering and uses the smallest footprint in the industry.

The ODU MEDI-SNAP offers multiple combination possibilities in the smallest installation spaceThe ODU MEDI-SNAP offers multiple combination possibilities in the smallest installation space thanks to its small design, high pole density, and low weight. The new modular size 3.5 offers a maximum of 41 signal contacts and numerous design options for use in medical applications (endoscopy or arthroscopy, dental applications, defibrillators, robot technology, or cosmetic applications), industrial electronics, or Test & Measurement. It provides the highest patient and user protection (2 MOPP/2 MOOP) according to IEC 60601-1. Options include power with signals as well as fluids, fiber optics, or coax, and a hygienic and fully sterilizable cable assembly with silicone overmolding. ODU MEDI‐SNAP in size 3.5 offers a pleasant, tack-free feel without stick-slip effect, maximum alternating bending strength, and maximum process reliability in production. In the industrial sector, this connector serves test equipment, LED devices, automotive test systems, entertainment systems, or uninterruptible power supplies. Individual contact configurations as well as a flexible complete system consisting of push-pull connector, cable with suitable assembly, and an optional laser marking are implemented according to customer requirements.

Pasternack has expanded its line of high frequency, 1.85 mm, right-angle RF adaptersPasternack has expanded its line of high frequency, 1.85 mm, right-angle RF adapters. The devices are widely used in the military and commercial markets for satcom, wireless communications, test labs, R&D, and many other space-limited applications requiring high frequency coaxial adapters. Pasternack’s new 1.85 mm right-angle adapters are precision manufactured to industry specifications and feature a maximum operating frequency of 67 GHz. They exhibit low VSWR of 1.35 (max) and provide mode-free operation up to 67 GHz. Also, these 50-ohm adapters feature stainless-steel construction for repeatability and reliability. A key benefit of these adapters is that they allow 90° turns in spaces too small to accommodate the bending of many coaxial cables. They can also reduce excessive strain on cables used in certain tight-space applications.

GTK supplies through-hole jumper strips in a variety of pitchesGTK supplies through-hole jumper strips in a variety of pitches including 1.27 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.54 mm, and 3.5 mm, with mixed pitch jumpers available if needed. Strips can have up to 80 conductors, depending on the connector pitch. The jumpers are designed in a round-to-flat construction, which results in an even distribution of stress over the entire flexing area. The jumper strips are typically used for permanent PCB connections but can be mated with PCB connectors if a disconnect option is needed. Insulation options include Kapton, polyester, Nomex, or Teflon to suit different end-use environments. The conductors don’t require any wire stripping and are ready for through-hole insertion and soldering. The surface-mount jumper strips are supplied with 0.5 mm or 0.93 mm pitch and are available with up to 50 conductors. They are constructed with tin-plated contacts and are insulated with Kapton material for reflow soldering. These SMT connectors are supplied on tape and reel and are auto pick-and-place compatible.

April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Wire, Cable, and Cable Assemblies  

TTI Inc. stocks a wide range of TE Connectivity HDMI Headers and Cable Assembly products. HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) is a specification that combines video and audio into a single digital interface for use with DVD players, digital television (DVI) players, set-top boxes, and other audio/visual devices. TE offers Type A and Type C HDMI Connectors as well as a wide variety of HDMI cable assemblies.

BizLink released its DP80 Enhanced mDP cableBizLink released its DP80 Enhanced mDP cable, the world’s first VESA-certified DP80 cable. The new DP80 Enhanced mDP cable features high transmission capacities with the new data rates of UHBR10 (10 Gb/s), UHBR13.5 (13.5 Gb/s), and UHBR20 (20 Gb/s). BizLink has worked with VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) since 2019 on developing the next generation of enhanced full-size DP/mDP cables and connectors to break the bandwidth limit of the legacy DP/mDP cables and connectors. With the latest DP technology, the DP80 Enhanced mDP cable supports the new data rates of UHBR10, UHBR13.5, and UHBR20. The cable’s maximum data throughput of up to 80 Gb/s is designed for connections of the most advanced visual display applications and systems. It supports a wider bandwidth in video streaming for higher resolution and quality of videos and is backward compatible with existing DisplayPort devices. The new DP80 standard creates an exciting advantage for a superior connection over the now-aged cables. As a premier supplier of high-speed interconnect solutions for client peripherals, BizLink also offers leading-edge DP80 Enhanced mDP connectors, enhanced full-size DP cables and connectors, and other DP connectivity applications.

Amphenol RF expanded its cable assembly portfolio with additional pre-configured SMA optionsAmphenol RF expanded its cable assembly portfolio with additional pre-configured SMA options to support designs that require a more ruggedized, waterproof solution. These new SMA assemblies utilize a bulkhead jack on one end that is fully tested to IP67 specifications in both the mated and unmated condition. They are designed on flexible RG-316 coax cable, which is ideal for low-loss applications such as those in the industrial and IoT verticals. These 50 ohm IP67 SMA cable assemblies offer reliable electrical performance up to 3 GHz. They feature lightweight and durable connectors for use in a variety of outdoor and indoor applications. The SMA connectors are manufactured using gold-plated, brass bodies with gold-plated, beryllium copper contacts and are available in straight or right-angle plug to jack configurations. The SMA interface uses a threaded coupling mechanism that ensures secure mating resulting in built-in vibration resistance. Fixed-length assemblies such as these offer a durable solution for harsh environments. Additionally, the RG-316 cable’s small diameter makes these assemblies suitable for wireless communication, broadcast, and military equipment.

April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Sensors and Antennas

Newark now stocks the HANI Clamp-on Temperature Sensor from Omega EngineeringNewark now stocks the HANI Clamp-on Temperature Sensor from Omega Engineering, the latest innovation for non-invasive temperature measurement. The HANI offers customers the unique ability to measure the temperature of fluid inside a pipe without having to install an invasive sensor. Offering unprecedented accuracy when taking temperature measurements of sanitary fluid and industrial processes, it is an ideal solution for food and beverage, personal care, chemical production, and pharmaceutical applications. The HANI Clamp-on Temperature Sensor can be installed in seconds on metal pipe sizes 1”- 4” and incorporates temperature and heat flux sensors with a proprietary algorithm to deliver fast measurements, reducing downtime and installation costs. With a response time of five seconds (t63) and 10 seconds (t90) measurements, the HANI offers high accuracy in metal pipes, achieving ±0.5°C in sanitary applications and ±0.5 to ±1.0°C in industrial installations. As a Layer N-compatible device, the HANI can be seamlessly connected within Omega’s smart industrial monitoring and control ecosystem. The HANI outputs at 4-20 mA and can be connected by an M12 cable to any standard output device.

KP Performance Antennas introduced a new series of 3.3 to 3.8 GHz omnidirectional antennas that are ideal for 5GKP Performance Antennas introduced a new series of 3.3 to 3.8 GHz omnidirectional antennas that are ideal for 5G, LTE, and CBRS applications. KP’s new CBRS 5G omni antennas offer higher data speed throughput, UV-protected radomes for long-life installations, and high gain for superior signal coverage. These high-performance outdoor antennas are designed for a variety of base station cellular applications where wide coverage is desired. The new colinear antennas are engineered for high reliability in extreme weather and superior coverage for rural and other difficult-to-cover areas. They feature up to four port options, gain from 3 to 13 dBi and Type-N connectors, and can be used in SISO and MIMO networks.

RadioWaves released a new series of low wind load, dual polarity, mesh dish antennas RadioWaves released a new series of low wind load, dual polarity, mesh dish antennas with frequency coverage of 1710-4200 MHz and 2300-2700 MHz. The new series of antennas is ideal for point-to-point use in large, open areas such as base station installations or in backhaul applications. They are lightweight, economical, and provide directional patterns with dual slant (±45°) polarization. The new mesh dish antennas are available in one- and two-foot grid sizes and are well-suited for ISM, 5G, LTE, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, and CBRS applications. Their multi-band design eliminates the need to purchase different antennas for each frequency, which simplifies installations since the same antenna can be used for a variety of telecommunication installations where wide coverage is desired. Additionally, the multiport design of these antennas enables 2×2 MIMO operation. Other features include Type-N male or female connectors, gain ranging from 16 to 22 dBi, and rugged mounting brackets with attachment hardware.

April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Connector Materials, Accessories, Tools, and Development Kits

WAGO has expanded its family of edge devices with the new 752-9800 Edge ComputerWAGO has expanded its family of edge devices with the new 752-9800 Edge Computer. As modern manufacturing facilities move toward digitalization, this industrial edge device can help increase plant floor performance by leveraging powerful applications operating in Docker containers fed with harvested plant floor information. As an expanding technology, edge computing combines the advantages of decentralized cloud architectures with those of local network architectures. This powerful industrial computer offers low latency control, a high level of determinism, and simplified north/south connection with cloud-based services. WAGO’s new Edge Computer is ideal for Linux users who want an industrial-grade computer running their applications such as Node Red, Grafana, AI, digital twins, and more. With a dual-core i7 Intel processor, 16GB RAM, and 256GB flash, this device can store large amounts of information as well as the flexibility to align with industrial hardware specifications.

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