October 2021 New Connectivity Products II
Coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits.
October 2021 New Connectivity Products II
October 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Interconnects, etc.
Amphenol RF expanded its SMA connector series with new cable mount jacks designed to accommodate industry-standard micro-coax 0.81 mm cable. The lightweight, compact, and vibration-proof design makes these connectors ideal for wireless networking, antennas, and any applications with space constraints. These SMA bulkhead jacks are available in the straight crimp configuration with standard and reverse polarity options. The threaded coupling mechanism ensures uniform contact of the outer conductors and enables the SMA connector to minimize reflections and attenuation at higher frequencies for a high degree of mechanical strength and durability. SMA jacks are machined with brass bodies and beryllium copper contacts with gold plating. These connectors are designed to mount with micro-coax cable, which provides additional flexibility and can stabilize the electrical characteristics even if bent. They offer reliable electrical performance up to 6 GHz and are suitable for drones, Test & Measurement equipment, industrial automation and inspection, and Bluetooth and cellular technology.
Heilind Electronics now stocks the ecomate Aquarius PCB mounted jam nut receptacles from Amphenol Sine Systems. As part of the ecomate Aquarius family of waterproof connectors, the receptacles provide an IP67/69K waterproof rating (when mated) for industrial applications. Additionally, they incorporate the latest technology in high-impact thermoplastic design, meeting the growing demand for lightweight, lower cost, sealed connector systems. The MIL-DTL-26482 based design provides a quick, reliable, one-third turn bayonet coupling, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. Available in optional in-line, square-flanged, and end cap configurations, the connectors feature pin and socket contacts available on reels and in strip form to accommodate high volume, low cost automatic machine terminations. They are ideal for use in appliances, climate control, computer, datacom, telecommunications, alternative power, fuel, and energy.
Smiths Interconnect released its new NXS Series, the ultra-high density interconnect specifically designed and tested for critical space flight applications. Today, space satellites are moving away from RF analog-based payloads that provide low-speed telecommunication signaling to a new Digital Transparent Processor architecture for high throughput satellites. This architecture increases the demand for rugged and higher speed connectivity. NXS forms the interconnect backplane that enables a scalable satellite design using as many or as few modular digital processors as required, while ensuring signal integrity and high resistance to shock. The NXS Series is built to the highest space standards and qualified to rigorous testing and performance criteria: ESCC 3401, ESCC 3402, ECSS-Q-ST-70C, ECSS-Q-ST-70-02, ECSS-Q-ST-70-08C, ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C, and ECSS-Q-70-71. It is equipped with micro Hypertac Hyperboloid contact technology and can withstand data rate application up to 10 Gb/s requirements per channel, including extreme levels of vibration, shock, and climatic testing above 2100 G.
SMK’s MH-2 Series small coaxial connector for automobiles features common housing that allows the connection of 1.5 mm- and 2.4 mm-diameter cables. The MH-2 Series offers enhanced performance and reduced size, with a high frequency response of up to 6 GHz with VSWR of less than 1.5. Its unique contact structure provides enhanced noise performance. Compared to SMK’s conventional FAKRA connectors, MH-2 has a 30% volume reduction when mated. This series is designed for automotive devices such as cameras, antennas, ECUs, and IVIs.
Bulgin has expanded its Buccaneer range of robust connector solutions with USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2×2 options. The 4000 Series connectors have a USB-C 2×12 contact arrangement. They can support 20 Gb/s data rates when used in conjunction with 1 m cables (and 10 Gb/s with 2 m cables). These components are fully backwards-compatible with legacy USB 2.0 implementations (though they will only allow data transfer at lower speeds under such circumstances). They also have a 100 W power rating, in line with the latest USB power delivery standard. The Bulgin 4000 Series USB Type-C connectors offer over 1,000-mating-cycle endurance. Their operational temperature range is -40°C to +80°C and they are resilient to liquid and dust ingress with IP66, IP68, and IP69K protection. Compliance to EN60068-2-52 salt mist exposure makes them suitable for harsh environment applications and marine deployment. The overmolded design allows for use where there are acute space constraints.
Amphenol ICC released its IP68 USB4 Gen 3 Type-C connector. It has high-speed data transmission of up to 40 Gb/s, power delivery of 100 W, compatibility with the Thunderbolt 4 interface that combines power charging, tunneling USB, PCIe data transfer, DisplayPort video and audio capability in a single Type-C connector. The range of USB4 Gen 3 Type-C connectors are designed for use in consumer electronic applications such as storage, laptops, tablets, docking stations, and peripherals including monitors, displays, and projectors. The connectors support multiple simultaneous data and display protocols and enable efficient sharing of total bandwidth when transferring video and data. The IP68-rated connector offers full protection against dust, particulates, and when submerged in water beyond 1 m. Backward compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3 provides all-in-one simplicity and allows the connection between devices to scale to the best mutual capabilities in power delivery, data transfer, and video output from just one connector.
TTI Inc. now supplies KYOCERA AVX 70-9159 Series 2-Piece Lighting Connectors from stock. The 2-Piece 9159 Series Lighting Connectors have the smallest possible profile while still supporting full 5-amp capability. By removing the insulator and allowing contacts to be placed individually, the PCB can be designed with the LEDs in the center of the PCB and the contacts on the outer edges. This optimizes the design for functionality and assembly at the best cost possible. More specifically, the contacts are packaged in T&R for automatic placement, absorb significant x and y assembly tolerances and provide a reliable gold-to-gold active contact interface.
TTI Inc. now supplies the full range of Molex PowerPlane Busbar Power Connectors delivering high-current performance along with various configurations and feature options. PowerPlane Busbar Power Connectors deliver ±1.00mm alignment to help ensure correct mating and help prevent potential damage. The components are applicable for a wide range of power distribution applications including automation, commercial vehicle, energy storage systems, and consumer applications.
Ironwood Electronics introduced SBT-BGA-6572, a new socket addressing high performance requirements for testing NAND Flash memory devices. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self-inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss of < 1 dB at 15.7 GHz and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps (60C rise). Socket temperature range is -55 °C to +180 °C. Socket features a floating guide for precise ball to pin alignment. The socket also features an open top lid allowing the device top surface to reach specific temperature very quickly by forced air heating. The specific configuration of the package to be tested in the SBT-BGA-6572 is BGA, 8x6mm body size, 1.0mm pitch, and 5×5 ball array. This socket can be used for hand-test and quick-turn custom burn-in applications with the most stringent requirements.
Amphenol SOCAPEX offers two new display solutions, MDP FTV – Mini DisplayPort 1.4 rugged interconnect system and HDMI FTV – HDMI 2.0 protocol rugged interconnect system, both designed to transmit video data and information in harsh environments. They are ideal for equipment such as C5ISR, ground vehicles, and Navy applications. These connectors are built to last and ensure a reliable transmission between display screens, cameras, and computers. Implementing these new connectors is quick and easy. Any standard DisplayPort or HDMI plugs or cordsets can be converted into a military-grade solution for harsh environments to provide a high level of sealing and durability.
October 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Wire, Cable, and Cable Assemblies
Times Microwave Systems introduced PhaseTrack Low Smoke (PTLS) microwave cable assemblies for shipboard applications. They provide exceptional phase temperature performance up to 85 ºC. This cable type has the same low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) jacket used on Times’ QPL M17 cables for easy cross-reference and qualification. Low-smoke, zero-halogen cable assemblies are essential in confined spaces where air exchange is minimal, such as onboard ships and submarines. Fire is one of the greatest dangers in these environments, as accumulating smoke can obscure visibility for safe evacuation. When burned, low smoke cables emit a less optically dense smoke that releases at a lower rate, making it easier for occupants to exit and protecting the safety of firefighting operations. Halogen-free materials also produce clearer, whiter smoke for better visibility and do not emit halogen’s toxic off-gases.
October 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Sensors and Antennas
The GT21 Series 2.5 GHz high frequency antenna connector from Hirose Electric uses a highly reliable locking mechanism constructed to handle the shock and vibration commonly found in automotive applications. An audible click and visible lock confirmation window confirm complete mating. The connector’s reduced size offers significant space-savings in automotive antenna systems. Employing a one-step crimp termination design, the GT21 Series also reduces assembly time and cost. The crimp termination design enables the cable assembly to be completed without touching the center conductor, which provides precise center conductor positioning and consistent operation. Three termination variations are available, including pin through hole, SMT, and in-line. The antenna connector supports single coaxial, 2-port, 3-port, and 4-port cable terminations. The single coaxial version is offered in four color-coded keying options.
October 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Connector Materials, Accessories, Tools, and Development Kits
GTK has added four new TFT displays with extended operating temperature ranges to its portfolio of display solutions. The new displays include three IPS TFT panels (4.3”, 5”, and 7”), as well as a standard 7” TN panel. In addition to their enhanced operating temperatures, several of the new displays feature high-powered backlights that provide excellent sunlight readability. All these popular sizes can be used in a variety of product applications and vertical markets, such as marine electronics, EV charging, access control, external kiosks, ticketing, and transport. GTK’s technical experts can support OEMS with new product designs, including selection of the right display, customization, and connectivity.
Newark now ships SiGe rectifiers from Nexperia, offering engineers cutting-edge efficiency, thermal stability, and space savings when designing new products. The SiGe rectifiers are available with 120 V, 150 V, and 200 V reverse voltages that combine the high efficiency of their Schottky Diode counterparts with the thermal stability of fast recovery diodes. Targeting automotive, communications infrastructure, and server markets, the 1-3 A SiGe rectifiers are of particular benefit in high ambient temperature applications such as LED lighting, engine control units, or fuel injection systems. Design engineers using the new, extremely low leakage devices can now rely on an extended safe-operating area with no thermal runaway up to 175 °C. At the same time, they can optimize their design for higher efficiency which is not feasible using fast recovery diodes commonly used in such high-temperature designs. By boosting a low forward voltage (Vf) and low Qrr, the SiGe rectifiers have an advantage of 10 to 20% lower conduction losses.
METZ CONNECT’s new BMT-RTR is a compact multi-network router that allows routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP networks and enables bidirectional data exchange between BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP fieldbus devices. The BMT-(F)-RTR can be connected to METZ CONNECT BACnet MS/TP devices via two 4-pole terminals on the front of the device and a jumper plug. An integrated web server is used for parameter settings, management, and monitoring of the two interfaces (Ethernet / RS485). The web interface is also used to update the firmware. The BMT-(F)-RTR is suitable for decentralized mounting in electrical sub-distribution boards or in control cabinets on TH35 mounting rails in accordance with IEC 60715.
The TE Connectivity (TE) SolderSleeve device for space is a first-to-market solution that provides a controlled and reliable solder joint for low outgassing applications, including low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. The new product is designed to meet the demands of the space industry, which requires minimal to zero foreign object damage (FOD) in applications. The SolderSleeve device will support small, nano, and cube satellites for LEO constellations and launch pads, while helping to ensure end-to-end quality control from the material through in-house production, testing, and the final product. The SolderSleeve interconnection device for space is designed for fast and convenient installation, durability to perform in harsh environments, and versatility in application within the space domain. The product can be used in splicing wires and shield terminations. It employs heat shrinkable technology that allows it to connect, insulate, and protect in one step. The solution is made with a transparent insulation sleeve, rated up to 150 °C, and has a tensile strength of up to 15 pounds.