September 2023 New Connectivity Products 

By AJ Born | September 05, 2023

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

September 2023 New Connectivity Products 

September 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.

Heilind Electronics features the HARTING Han 1A miniaturized connector system. The kit includes all the necessary components and installation instructions under a single part number. HARTING Han 1A connectors offer a modular system of space-saving power, signal, and data connectors, available in a choice of wire termination, IP rating, locking method, strain relief, and mounting. They leverage snap-in technology to eliminate the need for screws to secure connectors, which saves time and effort during installation. The Han 1A connector system kit offers an affordable solution for industrial and manufacturing equipment such as controllers and control cabinets, non-automotive transportation, small drives, and rail transport.

Harwin’s Kona high-power connector series is now available with backshells. Made from an aerospace-grade 6061 aluminium alloy, these backshells will prevent unwanted EMI from leaking from the connector/cable assembly into the surrounding system. Compact and streamlined, but capable of carrying large currents (up to 60A per contact), Harwin’s 8.5 mm-pitch Kona connectors come in 2, 3, and 4 contact versions. Since their initial release in late 2020, these high-reliability components have become widely used in mission-critical applications, including new space, EVs, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and robotics. The two-part construction of the Kona backshells enables engineers to easily upgrade their existing cable assemblies with 360˚ EMC shielding. This capability is particularly beneficial if an EMI issue occurs late in the development process or when equipment already deployed in the field undergoes a retrofit only to reveal new EMI concerns. Board and panel mount connector options are also available to offer complete shielding. Kona backshells feature a robust construction to ensure long-term reliability in harsh environments. Installation requires no special tools, making assembly quick and easy. Additional strain relief on the braided cable helps eliminate the risk of damage to the assembly once installed and in operation. The backshells also come nickel-plated for extra protection against corrosion and oxidization in the field.

Rosenberger’s MagCode Power System and MagCode Power System Pro are ideal for charging applications in vehicles. The short-circuit-proof, self-finding magnetic systems are available for 12 V and 24 V, and can be used to charge secondary batteries in luxury vehicles, campers, rescue vehicles, and boats; to supply power to mobile coolers or coffee makers; and other small power applications. The system consists of a PowerPort for connection to the power source, e.g., cigarette lighter in the vehicle, and a PowerClip for connecting external devices. MagCode Power System Pro features an additional twist lock mechanism for current loads up to 25 A. Higher separation forces safeguard against potential arcing problems.

Heilind Electronics features the Hirose KW30 Series 1mm Pitch Wire-to-Board Connector. The Hirose SignalBee KW30 Series 1mm Pitch Wire-to-Board Connector provides a compact and reliable solution for a wide range of applications. The center lock type and interface options of straight or right angle further enhance its versatility. With a range of 28-32 AWG, this connector provides design flexibility for designers and engineers. Additionally, the gold-plated contacts ensure excellent conductivity and durability, making it suitable for applications that require high reliability. The Hirose SignalBee KW30 Series has undergone rigorous testing to ensure its performance under challenging conditions. It successfully clears a 2000 Hz vibration test, making the KW30 an ideal choice for applications that require stability and reliability in high-vibration environments such as medical electronics, industrial and manufacturing equipment, computer/datacom/telecommunications, banking and office systems, and consumer electronics.

Amphenol Communication Solutions’ 1.0 mm pitch DirectAttached CEM (DA CEM) hybrid card edge solution with high-speed signal pins directly attaches to the cable to eliminate PCB trace loss and press-fit termination type power pins for better rework. Compared to typical PCIe riser card solutions, the DirectAttached CEM connectors provide SI loss improvement of 0.5 db to 1.0 db when used with a PCIe riser cable. Although the connector footprint differs from standard PCIe CEM, the mating interface meets standard PCIe AIC specifications and is backward compatible with Gen 4/3/2/1.

Amphenol RF’s 12G product line now includes a BNC jack-to-plug adapter. This coaxial adapter deviates from the standard bayonet coupling mechanism that is common to the standard BNC interface and instead offers push-on mating capabilities. The push-on coupling mechanism allows for quick and easy mating and unmating which is ideal for Test & Measurement applications in the broadcast space. The BNC jack to BNC push-on plug adapter is manufactured with a nickel-plated, brass body, gold-plated phosphor bronze contact, and PTFE insulator. This adapter supports traditional broadcast technology along with newer 4K ultra-HD products which require 12 Gb/s data transmission rates. The BNC jack end of the adapter features bayonet coupling for reliable and secure mating while the plug end uses the push-on method.

The Y-Lock Pullforce connector system from Yamaichi Electronics is a reliable and process-safe solution for applications with high requirements, especially for battery management or cell contacting systems in the automotive industry. The system will now be extended by version V4 with Connector Position Assurance and integrated contact protection for the FFC/FPC. The Pullforce System (Non-ZIF) of the Y-Lock features the intelligent One-Push locking mechanism, which is available in different versions. Here, the flexible flat cable (FFC) or the flexible printed circuit board (FPC) is inserted into the connector using the pre-assembled stiffener. In the V3 and V4 versions, the stiffener automatically engages in two steps, first via lateral locking hooks and in the next step via the double front locking. In October, Yamaichi Electronics will exhibit the Y-Lock Pullforce series at the ELIV Congress in Bonn, booth 151.

September 2023 New Connectivity Products > Sensors and Antennas offers a range of P51 MediaSensor pressure sensors from SSI Technologies, an Amphenol company. They are available in three pressure sensing types: absolute, vented gauge, and sealed gauge. P51 series pressure sensors measure between 3 PSI and 7,500 PSI in a variety of fitting options. Applications for the P51 MediaSensor include performance automotive, compressors, generators, irrigation, and pumps. Ideal for the material handling, HVAC, industrial, automotive, and agricultural industries.

L-com introduced a line of stamped metal antennas. These AP/router embedded antennas offer a combination of performance, ultra-compactness, and ruggedness. The new omnidirectional stamped metal antennas provide uniform coverage in all directions with isotropic radiation patterns. The signals are optimized with linear polarization and offer typical gain up to 5.1 dBi and maximum gain up to 6.52 dBi. They feature frequency stabilization and have a maximum input VSWR of 2:1. They cover frequencies from 1800 to 7125 MHz and are offered with single or dual bands. At an ultra-compact 1 to 2 inches long, L-com’s new stamped metal antennas are easy to integrate in small routers and access points, and feature case mounting or on-board mounting. Some models have an IPEX connector and cable. They are rugged as well, with a stamped metal construction and a wide operating temperature range of -40 °F to +185 °F (-40 °C to +85 °C).

September 2023 New Connectivity Products > Connector Materials, Accessories, Tools, and Development Kits

Weidmuller USA’s new models of Photovoltaic (PV) DC Combiner Boxes are designed to operate large-scale PV systems more efficiently. The PV DC Combiner Boxes offer users the ability to integrate short-circuit and overvoltage protection, as well as string monitoring solutions (I,V,T, and SPD and switch isolator status) for PV systems using central inverters with PV panels in trackers and fix tilt systems. The DC Combiner Boxes with monitoring can receive up to 16 inputs and the unmonitored version can handle up to 32 inputs. PV DC Combiner Boxes for High Power Panels feature bifacial solar panels with solar cells on both the front and back of the panel. This allows the solar energy to be collected on the back of the panel and increases the energy yield of the solar energy system. Four new PV-DC combination boxes for bifacial half-cell modules also allow a higher current consumption due to the fuse holders used. These combiner boxes are compact and durable solutions for bifacial half-cell modules.

WAGO’s Compact Controller 100 remains a small-scale PLC with a wide variety of built-in I/O for use in smaller applications. While the PLC can still interface with industrial devices using protocols such as MODBUS TCP/UDP, EtherNet/IP, or EtherCAT using the two onboard EtherNet ports, it now includes communication protocols such as BACnet, OPC/UA, and DNP3 for the utility sector. By programming the Compact Controller 100 using Codesys 3.5, it allows users to code in one or more of the IEC 61131-3 compatible languages as well as utilize the controller’s built-in web server to develop HTML 5 visualizations. The two flexible Ethernet ports allow for use of a switch or two unique IP addresses, with one port for field devices and the other for SCADA or cloud services. The wide variety of built-in digital and analog I/O plus RTD inputs can be used with WAGO’s 750-362 MODBUS Coupler for I/O expansion in any application. Engineered for OEMs, IIoT digitization projects, and building automation applications, this easy-to-use device is effective for small, but demanding applications.

WAGO’s new slim-style, 50mm, 240W, ECO 2 power supply with levers maximizes space in control cabinets. Convenient marking options, LED indications, DC O.K. contacts, and adjustable output voltage make it optimal for many repeatable, OEM applications. The ECO 2 also comes with WAGO’s patented Push-In CAGE CLAMP technology with intuitive levers for a tool-free experience. This reliable power supply comes with a high efficiency rating of up to 93% and a wide operating temperature range (-25 °C to +70 °C), as well as a 1-phase, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz input and is equipped for 24 VDC, 10 A and 240 W output.

Smiths Interconnect added WR12 coupler, loads, and isolators to its broad range of passive components in E-band. The comprehensive range of broadband WR12 waveguide passive components is designed for next generation E-Band terrestrial uplinks to LEO constellations and payloads. Each application has specific environmental demands, and the family of products has been optimized to manage the particularly high RF powers required to sustain a robust communications link.

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