The Case for Solderless Assembly

Elimination of solder from electronic circuit assembly has been suggested as one way to avoid solder’s many shortcomings. Here, Joe Fjelstad makes the case for solderless assembly.   Soldering is a key step in the manufacturing process of electronic assemblies and has been since the earliest days of the electronics industry. It is also one ofRead More

Mill-Max Discrete Right-Angle Pins

The new Mill-Max discrete right-angle pins are available in four diameters. Mill-Max introduced a series of discrete right-angle pins. The 37XX-0 pins are available in four different diameters and are suitable for plugging into receptacles and/or soldering onto printed circuit boards. Four standard diameters  are available: .020″, .025″, .030″, and .040″ (0.51mm, 0.63mm, 0.76mm, and 1.02mm). TheseRead More

Press-Fit Technology for Automotive Applications

Press-fit technology is widely applied in multiple automotive applications because it meets the needs of smaller, lighter, more durable components in the latest vehicle designs. The basic principle of a press-fit connection is that a contact terminal is pressed into a printed circuit board (PCB). There are two types of press-fit pins – the solidRead More

Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System

The Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System meets demand for higher data rates with superior signal integrity, providing 150% speed improvement. Molex introduced the Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System for networks that require higher data rates with superior signal integrity to meet the growth in networking and wireless device markets. Plateau HS Dock+ high-speed docking connectors haveRead More

Soldering Semi-Rigid Cable to PCBs

When soldering semi-rigid cables to PCBs, a number of design considerations must be taken into account to maximize performance. This information was provided by Micro-Coax. Semi-rigid cables can be soldered directly to PCBs and are an excellent solution for transmitting amplified signals across PCBs. The cables offer outstanding shielding and insertion loss characteristics, thus improvingRead More

The Cabled Backplane Challenge

December 2013 – Has the traditional PCB backplane approach reached its data speed limits? Many in the electronic manufacturing industry think so, and search for an alternate means to achieve data rates and throughput that will take us into the next generation of information technology. High-speed cable technology may be the answer.

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

December 2013 – PCB terminals with quick connection technology offer an ideal alternative to costly and time-consuming methods of transferring power to PCBs, as they allow cables to be connected quickly, safely, and without tools in a wide range of applications.

SUYIN Customized Board-to-Board Connectors

SUYIN Customized Board-to-Board Connectors SUYIN offers a broad range of standard PCB connectors and board-to-board connectors ranging from very simple contact configurations to highly complex configurations covering a wide variety of pitches, fine pitch (0.5 mm) to 2.54 mm and higher pitches. But the demand for customized solutions is growing — especially for applications inRead More

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