February 2022 New Connectivity Products

By AJ Born | February 08, 2022

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

February 2022 New Connectivity Products 

February 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.

TE Connectivity is adding to its family of connectors with the DBAS 9 connector. DBAS 9 offers increased configuration options for design flexibility in harsh environment military and space applications. This push-pull connector combines the extreme reliability of the DBAS 7 connector with the flexibility of standard D38999 inserts. DBAS 9 also provides cost-effective solutions using AS39029 signal and power contacts. DBAS 9 connectors are scoop-proof and feature a visual and sensitive push-pull locking system for blind-mating applications, a leading clip to help prevent accidental unmating on demand, easy locking/unlocking (in heavy duty lanyard configuration), a wide range of configurations of D38999 inserts (high density, hybrid signal and power layout, and high-speed), a large range of backshells and accessories, and a rack and panel feature. Multiple surface-finishing options make integrated solutions for custom designs possible, such as integrated backshells, fiber optic and high-speed solutions. On request, DBAS 9 connectors can be manufactured according to European Space Agency (ESA) procedures to improve traceability and quality for critical space applications.

WAGO’s TOPJOB S continuous jumpersWAGO’s TOPJOB S continuous jumpers have expanded possibilities with the introduction of new three- and five-way continuous jumpers. As with previous jumper introductions, these variants utilize the exclusive jumper retention spring designed into TOPJOB S terminal blocks to ensure a vibration-proof connection every time. This offering provides additional options when circuit designs need to use the second row of jumper slots on TOPJOB S terminal blocks for other purposes, i.e., testing. Combined with staggered jumpers, they can cover a wide variety of end-uses and applications.

Schurter NEMA NR-010 crosswiresSCHURTER introduced a new version of its NR010 series NEMA 5-15R receptacles with IDC terminals for bussing insulated wires perpendicular to the pin axis. The new version completes the range with both vertical and horizontal bussed wire options. L, N, & E terminals can be bussed, or other variations such as IDC for N & E only, leaving the line terminal independent. The independent line terminal allows for the application of maximum load to each outlet according to UL rating 15 A, 125 V, or for extending functionality to each outlet. In addition to SCHURTER’s NR010 series with increased temperature ratings and IDC options, NEMA 5-15R appliance outlets NR020 and NR021 meet increased fire protection and safety standards according to UL 498 Tamper Resistant, as well as facilitating compliance of receptacles used in household and commercial furniture and furniture power distribution units (FPDUs), according to UL 962 and UL 962A. The NR021 NEMA 5-15R Tamper Resistant series meets the expanded code requirements according to UL 498. Additionally, it features a version with an added insulated wall between the L and N terminals, compliant with the spill test outlined in UL 962 Sec. 62.

SV Microwave’s new 1 mm wave connectorSV Microwave’s new 1 mm wave connector has a threaded coupling about 25% smaller than the familiar 1.85 mm connectors. Used in testing instrumentation, aerospace, and military programs, the 1mm series is designed to meet the high performance and frequency requirements of these industries. SV Microwave’s 1 mm series connectors offer performance and a frequency of up to 110 GHz. Watch this video to learn more.

Cincon CFM705-70W open frame ACDC modulesSager Electronics is now stocking Cincon’s CFM70S 70W open-frame AC-DC modules. Cincon’s CFM70S modules offer a 90 VAC to 264 VAC input range, 5 V to 48 V output voltage, and up to 91% efficiency. The CFM70S modules feature a 2″ x 3″ open-frame and compact design with multiple high-efficiency output options and IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 approval. The series provides overvoltage and continuous short-circuit protection with an operating altitude of 5,000 m. The CFM70S series works well in a wide variety of industrial, communications, lighting, broadcast, and Test & Measurement applications.

Hirose the compact GT50 SeriesHirose has expanded its miniature wire-to-board connector family to include a single-row right-angle version: the compact GT50 Series. With a pitch of only 1 mm, the GT50 Series wire-to-board connector provides PCB space-savings and weight reduction of up to 75% compared to competing products. Superior heat and vibration resistance in an ultra-small housing makes this wire-to-board connector useful for traditional and emerging automotive applications. Its two-point contact system is enclosed between two springs that minimizes the effect of heat shrinkage on the contacts, improves contact reliability, and supports high heat applications up to 125 °C. GT50 utilizes a unique stabilizer that reduces wear in the contact area between header and crimp contacts commonly caused by vibration. With a high retention force of 25N, a user-friendly lock design has a clear tactile click to prevent incomplete mating. For additional mating security, a robust cable routing design prevents disconnecting. The GT50 Series connector is used in array mic/speaker, combination lamps, displays, electric mirrors, heads-up displays, and lidar, and is also well-suited for off-highway equipment like agricultural and construction machinery; specialty vehicles like automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs); drones; and factory automation equipment.

ODU Medi SnapThe ODU MEDI-SNAP portfolio has expanded with the new size 3.5. This plastic circular connector portfolio offers hybrid technologies as well as high-pole solutions and is flexible enough to allow rapid adaptation to the customer’s individual design needs. Special inserts for hybrid solutions offer space for more signals also in combination with the transmission capability of power and fluids. Customized solutions to accommodate additional media such as coax or fiber optics, are possible. A signal-only version accommodates 41 contacts. Key features include maximum performance in the smallest installation space, user-friendly, high flexibility with a variety of media inserts and pin layout designs, and plastic housing for minimal weight.

Rosenberger HFM High-Speed FAKRA-Mini coaxial connector system Rosenberger’s HFM High-Speed FAKRA-Mini coaxial connector system can be applied for frequencies up to 20 GHz. The intelligent modular system ensures fast transmission of high data rates up to 28 Gb/s. The very small dimensions enable space savings of up to 80% compared to conventional FAKRA connector types. The new additional CPA (Connector Position Assurance) prevents the mated connectors from accidental unmating and allows the connectors to be used in safety applications such as driver assistance or autonomous driving systems. CPA types are also available for other automotive connectors from Rosenberger.

Ironwood Electronics introduced the GTP-LGA-1003 socketIronwood Electronics introduced the GTP-LGA-1003 socket, a new LGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 94 GHz, very low inductance for test applications. The GTP-LGA-1003 is designed for 17×17 mm package size, 16×16 array, 1 mm pitch. It operates at bandwidths up to 94 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with hardware and no soldering. It uses very little space so capacitors/resistors can be placed close by. This socket uses a swivel lid with heat sink compression screw; place the device inside the socket and apply compression by turning the heat sink screw. The GTP-LGA-1003 socket is constructed with a high-performance and low-inductance elastomer contactor with protective layer. The protective layer prevents the elastomer from contamination and solder migration. Since the cleaning of the protective layer is very simple, testing downtime is reduced significantly. The temperature range is -55 C to +160 C. GTP-LGA-1003 works with ICs such as LGA255, 17×17 mm, 16×16 array with 1 mm pitch.

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

Heilind Electronics has added Molex’s 0.50 mm pitch lineup of Premo-Flex shielded flat flexible cable (FFC) jumpersHeilind Electronics has added Molex’s 0.50 mm pitch lineup of Premo-Flex shielded flat flexible cable (FFC) jumpers to its FFC and Premo-Flex offering. These cable jumpers feature a low profile, ultra-thin aluminum foil shielding and are ideal for space-constrained applications. They are compatible with industry standard ZIF cable thickness requirements. Premo-Flex FFC jumpers are easy to assemble, even in highly customized hard-to-reach environments. They can also be implemented into existing applications and mate with Molex’s Easy-On One-Touch connectors. Molex FFC jumpers are well suited for a vast range of applications due to single-step mating, auto-locking ability, and an easy-to-use push button for quick and reliable connections. Popular markets include automotive, consumer, computer, and medical.

Amphenol RF recent additions to its SMA to AMC cable assembly series Amphenol RF’s recent additions to its SMA to AMC cable assembly series feature the durable straight SMA plug connector and the ultraminiature right angle AMC connector on RG-178 micro coax cable. These assemblies are ideal for IoT and antenna applications where there may be internal space constraints. The SMA straight-plug contact is engineered from brass with gold plating while the AMC right-angle plug is constructed with PBT housing and a gold plated, phosphor bronze contact. RG-178 is a robust miniature cable ideal for use in higher temperature applications compared with PVC jacketed cables. The SMA to AMC cable assembly features a small footprint and low profile and provides reliable electric performance up to 6 GHz. This 50-ohm assembly is compatible with the industry-standard U.FL interface which allows for additional mating options. This assembly is ideal for wireless handheld devices and board-to-board applications connecting wireless radio modules to external antennas. The SMA to AMC cable assembly is available in standard lengths from 50 mm to 300 mm, with custom lengths available upon request.


February 2022 New Connectivity Products > Sensors and Antennas

TTI Inc. offers TE Connectivity (TE) Short-Range Communication AntennasTTI Inc. offers TE Connectivity (TE) Short-Range Communication Antennas. TE antennas for Wi-Fi 6E can support triple bands (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) which enable extensive bandwidth increases in WLAN communication. This portfolio has antenna product available on PCB, cabled PCB, and cabled FPC. TE’s antenna solutions and integration expertise unleash the power of the extensive additional spectrum from Wi-Fi 6E, enabling new applications and services, greater network flexibility, and faster speeds with reduced latency in end-devices and applications.

RadioWaves’ new series of low wind load, dual polarity, mesh dish antennasRadioWaves’ new series of low wind load, dual polarity, mesh dish 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. The multi-band design of these antennas also 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, their multiport design 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.

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

Newark adds Broadcom’s compact modular spectrometer devicesNewark has enhanced its Test & Measurement product portfolio with the addition of a new range of miniature spectrometers and associated evaluation kits from Broadcom. Broadcom’s compact modular spectrometer devices take accurate measurements of ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), and near infrared (NIR) light. They are suitable for a wide range of applications including process control and monitoring, medical diagnostics, water quality, material and polymer analysis, color measurements, environmental analysis, light measurements, ramen spectroscopy, and quality control. Due to the high flexibility, the spectrometer units are the perfect choice for process analytics and point of care detection. Qneo infrared spectrometer is designed for reliable and cost-effective industrial integration for high volume integration supporting optical analysis in the spectral range between 950 – 1700 nm. Equipped with an uncooled InGaAs sensor array, the Qneo enables professional sensing with high sensitivity. Qmini range is made up of miniature spectroscopy with integrated electronics for mobile applications and industrial integration covering UV, VIS, and NIR ranges.

Sumitomo LowDK-LCP new dielectric property controlled Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. has developed new dielectric property controlled Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) suitable for high-speed data transmission connectors and antenna radome applications where low relative permittivity (εr) and low dielectric loss (tanδ) are required. The relative permittivity (εr) of conventional LCP materials filled with glass fiber and mineral are concentrated in a narrow range of 3.5 to 4.0. Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. has developed LCP technology to control the relative permittivity (εr) values at 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 5.0; furthermore, the dielectric loss tangent is lower than conventional LCP products. Their lowest relative permittivity LCP grade has an εr = 2.5 and tanδ = 0.003 at 10GHz. The relative permittivity of the LCP must be controlled to support impedance matching which is typically done by connector manufacturers. Until now, connector manufacturers conduct impedance matching by changing the size or shape of the connector; however, as connectors become smaller and smaller, changing the size or shape of the connector becomes extremely difficult. Now, connector manufacturers can select the appropriate Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. LCP grade with the desired relative permittivity for impedance matching without changing the original connector design.

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