This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed connector and cable merchandise from main suppliers.
Phoenix Contact’s FINEPITCH Zero.eight Collection board-to-board connectors have a compact, high-density design with Zero.8mm-pitch hermaphroditic ScaleX contacts that present essential area financial savings, excessive electrical and mechanical reliability, excessive tolerance compensation, and vibration-proof efficiency in high-speed sign and knowledge transmission purposes with vital area limitations, together with telecommunications, constructing and industrial automation, and IoT gear. Additionally they make use of a closed shielding mechanism that ensures wonderful EMC, protects towards EMI, and allows knowledge transmission as much as 16Gb/s. The connectors can be found in 5 positions (12, 20, 32, 52, and 80) with 6–12mm stack heights, lengthy wipe lengths, and minimal air clearance and creepage distances of Zero.25mm, and are rated for 1.4A and as much as 500VAC, working temperatures extending from -55°C to +125°C, and 500 insertion cycles. They’re additionally compliant with the RoHS and RoHS II directives, accredited to UL 1977, and packaged on tape and reel for automated meeting.
Amphenol ICC’s OSFP (Octal Small Type Issue Pluggable) cable assemblies supply twice as many high-speed, 25G lanes as 100G QSFP cabling techniques and ship optimum sign integrity efficiency in communications and knowledge purposes, together with switches, routers, servers, and storage methods. A part of the corporate’s award-winning OSFP interconnect system — which additionally presents an OSFP connector that helps 16 high-speed pairs and 10 energy/management pins and OSFP loopbacks in passive electrical, passive thermal, and lively thermal configurations — the eight-lane OSFP cable assemblies settle for optical and copper-cabled media in Zero.5–3m software lengths, settle for each 25G/lane NRZ and 50G/lane PAM-Four signaling protocols for combination bandwidths of 200G and 400G per cable meeting, and adjust to the OSFP MSA, IEEE 802.3by, and IEEE 802.3bj requirements. Additionally they function an EEPROM, built-in warmth sinks and airflow channels, and an optimized PCB interface board with auto soldering course of, and can be found with 32–26AWG double-ended and splitter cables to accommodate older legacy interfaces.
Samtec’s extreme-density MEC5 Collection micro edge-card socket is the industry’s first Zero.5mm-pitch edge-card socket with a justification beam that shifts the cardboard into correct alignment with the contacts. This enables for normal board tolerance on playing cards that wouldn’t sometimes works with ultra-fine-pitch connectors and allows each 30–50% PCB value financial savings and a excessive yield for normal playing cards. Designed to ship high-speed efficiency in a small, cost-optimized type issue, the MEC5 Collection additionally supplies vital area financial savings in comparison with extra widespread Zero.8mm-pitch options and is on the market in each vertical (MEC5-DV) and right-angle (MEC5-RA) orientations with as much as 300 complete I/Os for high-density purposes. The vertical socket is designed for 28Gb/s NRZ and 56Gb/s PAM4 efficiency, and each orientations are designed to deal with PCIe® Gen Four signaling. The collection accepts 1.60mm-thick playing cards, is rated for 1.5A per contact, has commonplace alignment pins and card polarization, and is obtainable with rugged through-hole or surface-mount weld tabs to make sure safe connections.
Stewart Connector’s SS-60300 Collection jacks are probably the most economical RJ45 connectors able to delivering 10G Base-T Ethernet alerts in addition to an improve path for two.5G and 5G purposes. The collection has a compact, simplistic design with the smallest-available RJ45 footprint and contacts particularly designed to deal with the crosstalk and return loss points widespread when utilizing RJ45 connectors in high-frequency purposes. Ideally fitted to use in high-density purposes the place PCB area is at a premium, the collection is able to performing in 2.5G and 5G Base-T units, that are designed to function over present structured cabling techniques, in addition to in PoE purposes with 15–100W energy necessities, resembling IoT units, servers, and printers. The jacks can be found in 45°, 90°, and 180° shielded and unshielded variations which might be IR reflow suitable and RoHS compliant.
BTC Electronics provides Meritec’s Hercules Interconnect System, which supplies sturdy, high-bandwidth I/O connections appropriate for a variety of army, aerospace, and different ruggedized, high-bandwidth purposes not beforehand accommodated by industry requirements. The system has a rugged, light-weight round MIL-DTL-38999 Collection III shell, is compliant with the VITA 76.Zero normal, is shielded for max EMI/RFI safety, and helps knowledge charges in extra of 10Gb/s per ache along with differential pair signaling with as much as 44 low-skew pairs. It additionally presents 4X high-bandwidth cable with LSZH or PVC jackets and FEP-insulated 28AWG twinaxial cable with Halar® Expando® sleeving and connectors for each cable and pigtail assemblies. The system meets or exceeds USB 2.Zero and three.Zero, SAS, PCIe Gen2, Serial I/O, Ethernet, CX4, 10GbE, and SATA specs and is out there in a spread construct choices, together with shell sizes, keyings, and lengths, for straightforward application-specific customization.
Omnetics Connector Company’s Fast Lock USB Three.Zero Micro-D Connector Collection delivers safe, ruggedized, high-speed connections with as much as 5Gb/s knowledge switch speeds in purposes together with cloud backups, moveable instrument downloads, high-speed digital cameras, and surveillance gear. The collection additionally supplies battlefield-proven IP68 safety when mated, is each 4 occasions lighter and 32% smaller (with regard to panel space footprint) than ruggedized USB connectors within the MIL-DTL-38999 round normal package deal, and might be instantly soldered to PCBs. Every connector options copper alloy contacts with gold over nickel underplate, high-temperature thermoplastic insulators, aluminum housings with a black nickel end, halogen-free polyurethane cable jackets, black polyamide overmolds, 50A silicone rubber gaskets, and chrome steel hardware. Scores embrace working temperatures extending from -40°C to 85°C, IR reflow temperatures as much as 255°C, and 500-cycle sturdiness.
Avnet shares SV Microwave’s high-speed RF/coaxial Solderless Compression-Mount PCB Connectors, which allow fast and straightforward meeting with out damaging the PCB and supply sturdy, cost-effective options for high-frequency, high-precision purposes extending from the millimeter wave spectrum as much as 67GHz and better, together with 5G and IoT units, high-speed digital check and instrumentation gear, and RF check and measurement boards. These high-speed, high-performance millimeter wave connectors can be found in edge launch and floor mount variations, with optionally available set up screws in a number of lengths for added mechanical power and broader software suitability, and with custom-made PCB footprint design by way of simulation optimization. They’re additionally obtainable in SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm, and 1.85mm variants in stripline configurations designed to launch on to plated vias that result in a stripline transmission line inside the PCB, CPW/microstrip configurations that launch on to a coplanar waveguide or microstrip hint that exits via a small mouse gap on the aspect, and SMP QuarterBack® configurations with a constructive bayonet locking mechanism and a small type issue.
Smiths Interconnect’s Excessive-Velocity ARINC 600 Collection connectors ship excessive density, excessive knowledge throughput, and superior sign integrity efficiency in high-speed, matched impedance, data-on-demand purposes, together with 100Base-T, Ethernet, and high-speed video hot-link. Additionally they keep signal-to-signal and signal-to-shield attribute impedance all through the connector pair and reduce jitter and knowledge price errors. The collection might be fitted with Ethernet-based 100Ω quad contacts, 100Ω or 150Ω matched impedance differential pair contacts, ruggedized expanded beam fiber optic contacts, and concentric triaxial contacts able to accommodating quite a few low-loss twinaxial and concentric triax cables in quite a lot of impedance values. Further choices embrace three shell sizes with cadmium or electroless nickel plating and 6 insert preparations designed to accommodate front-release, rear-removable PC-tail pin contacts and rear-release, and rear-removable cable-mount socket contacts with solder cup, PC tail, or crimp terminations. The collection additionally gives customized insert preparations, anti-rotational cavities, and knowledge charges exceeding 2Gb/s.
JAE’s DX07 Collection USB Three.1 Sort-C cable harnesses with screw locks have an integral M2 thumb screw within the plug hood that permits customers to simply and securely affix the connectors to system housings for added mating safety in high-vibration industrial purposes, similar to safety cameras and measuring devices. A part of the DX07 Collection household of merchandise, which additionally consists of receptacle and plug connectors and commonplace cable harnesses with out screw locks, the locking cable harnesses have a user-friendly reversible interface that’s mating suitable with typical USB receptacles and can be found in two cable configurations: a 2m USB Three.1 Gen 1 variant rated for 3A and 5Gb/s and a 1m USB Three.1 Gen 2 variant rated for 5A and 10Gb/s SuperSpeed communication. Each configurations have superior electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) traits, are halogen-free, and are rated for 20VAC, 10,000-cycle sturdiness, and working temperatures extending from -20°C to +50°C. Further purposes for the harnesses embrace point-of-sale terminals, workplace gear, printers, and shopper merchandise.
I-PEX Connectors’ CABLINE®-VS II high-speed micro-coaxial cable connectors have a Zero.5mm pitch, a low most peak of 1.3mm, a 360° EMI shielding cowl and multipoint floor design that forestalls EMI leakage, and a bodily locking cowl that forestalls unintentional unmating. Perfect to be used in Thunderbolt™ Three and IoT purposes, these horizontal-mating, VESA-standard connectors help high-data-rate transmissions as much as 20Gb/s, can be found with 30 or 40 gold-plated copper alloy contacts, and have heat-resistant UL94 V-Zero LCP housings and nickel-plated copper alloy shells with gold soldering elements. They can be mounted on the identical PCB format as CABLINE-VS receptacles. Plugs are packaged in trays and receptacles on embossed tape.
Newark component14 shares SpeedEdge™ edge-card connectors from Molex. A part of the high-density, high-speed, and low-profile SpeedMezz Connector Household, which options widespread footprints amongst its SpeedEdge, SpeedStack, and SpeedField receptacles for enhanced design flexibility, SpeedEdge connectors ship high-density sign options with knowledge charges of 40+Gb/s per differential pair, are rugged sufficient to securely mate with comparatively thick and blunt PCBs in high-cycle purposes, and can be found in vertical and right-angle configurations with mated heights as little as 7.0mm and 60 or 82 gold-plated copper alloy contacts on a Zero.80mm pitch. The small, light-weight surface-mount connectors additionally supply PCB locator and retention options for added mechanical power and SMT solder tails with pin-in-paste solder nails for superior sign integrity in comparison with press-fit connectors. They’re rated for a most of 1A per contact, a most voltage of 250VAC, and working temperatures extending from -40°C to +105°C. Very best purposes for the RoHS-compliant collection prolong throughout the datacom/telecom, army, medical, shopper, and automotive markets and embrace routers, servers, switches, base stations, distant radio antennas, scanning gear, cameras, and infotainment techniques.
Fischer Connectors’ high-density, ultraminiature MiniMax™ Collection connectors present ruggedized, sealed, and shielded energy and sign options with particular contact blocks designed to allow high-speed knowledge transmission over lengthy distances by way of USB Three.Zero, HDMI, and as much as 10Gb/s Ethernet. Engineered to satisfy the challenges of wearable and cellular system designs, the collection is ideally fitted to purposes with crucial measurement, weight, and energy (SWaP) necessities and unsafe environmental circumstances starting from water, corrosion, and excessive temperatures to shock and vibration, resembling handheld and body-worn army and medical gear, drones, unmanned automobiles, and remotely operated underwater automobiles. They provide as much as 75% weight financial savings and 45% area financial savings in comparison with normal connectors with an identical contact measurement, assist scale back complete value of possession by combining a number of protocols in a single small connector, are rated for as much as 5,000 mating cycles, and are sealed to IP68. The collection is presently obtainable in two sizes, 06 and 08, with 10mm and 12mm receptacle footprints, Four–24 mixed energy and sign contacts, and the selection of three locking techniques: push-pull, screw, and quick-release. They’re additionally out there in normal anthracite or black housings and as pre-cabled options.
Cinch Connectivity Options’ CIN::APSE® Collection stacking connectors ship high-density, high-speed options in board-to-board, flex-to-board, and component-to-board purposes with weight- and space-saving mezzanine-style layouts. The flight-proven connectors have a 1.0mm pitch that accommodates high-density circuits between boards and sturdy, spring-like mechanical contacts that accommodate a number of disconnection cycles for modifications or testing and have a excessive floor space to quantity ratio that achieves <Zero.5dB of insertion loss noise at 50GHz. Additionally they allow straightforward, solderless, two-step set up and are extensively employed in army, aerospace, and satellite tv for pc purposes.
TT Electronics’ ABMP Collection modular, bayonet-locking, multipole-contact connectors have undergone rigorous environmental and stress testing to make sure dependable sign and high-speed knowledge transmission as much as 100Mbit/s in demanding transportation, army, and protection purposes, together with rolling inventory, rail automobiles, trackside infrastructure and signaling, land-based automobiles, and battlefield communications. The versatile MIL-DTL-5015 and VG95234-style connectors can be found in a variety of sizes, can accommodate any mixture of coax, twinax, triax, or quadrax modules, and may consolidate as much as seven high-speed Ethernet connections or many mixtures of sign and knowledge hyperlinks. Additionally they have industry-standard crimp terminations, enabling speedy connection to multi-core cables, a detachable thermoplastic insulator that eliminates the necessity for insertion or extraction tooling, gold-plated copper contacts that exhibit low contact resistance (higher than 5mΩ nominal and 10mΩ after conditioning), an IP67 sealing system, and keyway polarization. They’re rated for a most working voltage of 500VDC or AC RMS and working temperatures extending from -55°C to +125°C.
NorComp’s M Collection M12 X-Code Round Connectors present superior sign integrity, excessive throughput and effectivity, and rugged IP68 safety in high-speed Industrial Ethernet purposes. The connectors’ separated twisted pairs are additionally remoted towards crosstalk and able to 10GbE transmission, which minimizes the switch time for high-bandwidth information. The shielded cable- or panel-mount connectors have nickel-plated brass shells, UL94 V-Zero PBT insulators, eight non-removable, gold-plated brass contacts, and solder-cup or through-hole terminations. They’re additionally RoHS-2 compliant and rated for working temperatures spanning -40°C to +85°C.
Siemon’s SFP28-to-SFP28 Direct-Connect Passive Copper Cable Assemblies exceed 25GbE (25GBASE-CR) specs and supply cost-effective, low-power options with ultra-low crosstalk for high-speed, high-density knowledge middle purposes together with servers, storage, hubs, and routers. The assemblies have a constructive retention pull-release latch system, laser-stripped conductors, and overmolding for extra pressure aid, and are routinely welded, which leads to each unmatched consistency and fewer dielectric shrink-back than soldering. Additionally they have the identical mating interface as SFP+ connectors, which makes them backward suitable with present SFP+ ports, and can be found in seven commonplace cable lengths spanning Zero.5m to 5m with braided or foil shielding. All cables are compliant with IEEE 802.3by, CA-N and can work with or with out ahead error correction (FEC). The assemblies are additionally RoHS compliant and lead-free suitable and are rated for no less than Zero.5A per sign contact, 250-cycle sturdiness, and working temperatures starting from 5°C to 70°C.
ODU’s ODU AMC® HIGH-DENSITY push-pull round connectors ship high-reliability efficiency, electrical and mechanical robustness, and the very best potential variety of contacts in probably the most compact area to allow vital measurement reductions and as much as 70% weight financial savings in a variety of army, safety, medical, shopper electronics, and automotive purposes. Out there with 2–40 contacts in 4 housing sizes with diameters spanning <10mm to 18.5mm, these compact, high-density connectors additionally supply sign, energy, and knowledge in the identical format, mechanical and shade coding to make sure correct mating, blind mating capabilities, IP68 watertight safety, 360° shielding for trouble-free knowledge switch, strong housings with non-reflective surfaces, progressive meeting choices, extrusion for cable bend aid, salt spray resistance, breakaway performance for max security, fast and straightforward unmating, and lengthy lifetimes of greater than 5,000 mating cycles. The versatile collection is suitable with USB Three.1 Gen 1, USB 2.Zero, HDMI 2.Zero, and Ethernet protocols, examined to army requirements, and rated for working temperatures extending from -51°C to +125°C, and might be provided with contacts designed to terminate to PCBs, flex layers, and rigid-flex options. Absolutely built-in cable meeting options are additionally obtainable.
Arrow shares Molex’s zQSFP+ and QSFP+ Interconnect Methods, that are designed to help Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SAS, and InfiniBand Enhanced Knowledge Fee (EDR) purposes, together with mobile infrastructure, multi-platform service techniques, routers, servers, storage, and switches. The zQSFP+ interconnect options ship confirmed efficiency of 28Gb/s per serial lane with the potential for as much as 40Gb/s per lane, meet or exceed the necessities for 100GbE and Infiniband 100G EDR, and help present 10GbE, 14Gb/s FDR InfiniBand, and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel purposes. They’re rated for 5W working energy, function three-fold thermal safety: a through-flow cage optimized for mid-cage airflow, an internal-riding warmth sink, and a top-riding warmth sink, and have the identical mating face as QSFP+ connectors for backward compatibility. Additionally they have a 3D-style press-fit design for higher board retention than commonplace press pins, allow drop-in alternative for normal cages, and make the most of low-profile spherical cable for improved flexibility and cable administration. The QSFP+ interconnect options have a Zero.8mm pitch designed to suit beneath EMI cages in pluggable purposes, one-piece chrome steel press-fit cages which might be extra strong than copper alloy cages and extra economical to fabricate, and three thermal choices to satisfy the wants of two×1, 2×2, and a couple of×Three cages. Additionally they have a preferential coupling design that employs narrow-edge coupled, blanked- and shaped contact geometry, and insert molding to offer superior sign integrity efficiency, together with extraordinarily low insertion lack of <Zero.8dB at frequencies via 14GHz. Each zQSFP+ and QSFP+ connectors are additionally obtainable as 28Gb/s Temp-Flex and optical MPO/MTP cable assemblies designed to spice up electrical efficiency, forestall EMI, and guarantee wonderful sign integrity.
AirBorn’s verSI® Collection open-pin-field connectors are designed to exceed the necessities of high-speed, 100Ω and 85Ω differential sign integrity purposes and allow broad software suitability. The collection provides a number of ruggedized options, together with sockets with 4 redundant factors of contact for enhanced reliability in mission-critical purposes, bolt-down pads for improved robustness and worry-free mating and un-mating, and elective EMI hoods for extra sturdiness, and is certified to MIL-DTL-83513. It additionally helps design flexibility with choices together with vertical, right-angle, cable I/O, and flex-circuit mounting configurations; 40–500 contacts in Four–10 rows and 10–50 columns; paste-in-hole, through-hole, and compliant pin press-fit terminations that get rid of the necessity for pricey X-ray inspection; and commonplace board spacing starting from eight–25mm with the power to software incremental ranges to go well with any software calls for. As well as, the collection’ vertical board-mount plugs and mating receptacles help board-to-board stacking purposes.
Kensington Electronics, Inc. shares ACES’ household of SAS connectors for datacom purposes together with servers, storage blades, exterior storage techniques, onerous disk drives (HDDs), and embedded system boards. The vary allows the implementation of the high-speed serial-attached small pc interface system (SCSI) — i.e., SAS — HDD interfaces which are quickly changing SCSI drive connections in enterprise server and storage methods, helps the hot-plugging and blind mating of HDDs, and helps 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s, and 12Gb/s knowledge switch speeds. It additionally meets SAS-1, SAS-2, and SAS-Three protocol necessities and is scalable to higher-end server infrastructures with SAS-Three and U.2 connectors. ACES’ SAS connectors have high-temperature thermoplastic insulators, 29 high-performance copper alloy contacts, and a becoming nail design for extra mechanical power, and supply two pitches (Zero.8mm or 1.27mm), three mated heights (eight.15mm, 11.65mm, and 14.15mm), and 4 terminations (press-fit, through-hole, SMT, and hybrid) for broad software suitability. They’re rated for 1.5A and 30VDC per pin, 30mΩ most contact resistance, 1,000MΩ minimal insulation resistance, and working temperatures extending from -40°C to +85°C or Zero°C to +85°C. The SAS receptacles additionally settle for SATA drives and are RoHS compliant and lead-free. Kensington gives the vary with aggressive pricing, buyer help providers, no tariffs, and 0 to five-week lead-times.
Materion’s Alloy 290 presents a singular mixture of excessive fatigue power, formability, and good stress rest resistance that’s splendid for the manufacture of high-reliability elements, together with specifically formed electrical connectors, high-reliability spring contacts for battery connections, audio jack contacts, board-to-board contacts, and make contact with factors for sophisticated connections. This copper beryllium (CuBe) strip alloy additionally supplies the very best power of any mil-hardened copper alloy and significantly larger conductivity than different high-strength copper alloys, which makes it an economical various to mil-hardened merchandise. Alloy 290 adheres to worldwide specs together with C17200, ASTM B-194, and NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 for straightforward integration right into a broad vary of worldwide purposes and is out there in strip widths starting from Zero.Zero50–16” (1.27mm–406.5mm) and thicknesses starting from Zero.002–Zero.Zero35” (Zero.05–Zero.9mm).
Schleuniger’s state-of-the-art FiberStrip 7030 stripping machine is particularly designed for stripping buffers and coatings from glass optical fibers with the very best attainable accuracy and repeatability. This semi-automatic stripping machine is compact, light-weight, and moveable, enabling use in each high-production environments and within the area, and has precision mechanics, together with a particular blade geometry and built-in centering assist that forestall it from ever coming into contact with the glass fibers it strips, to ensure towards floor injury and make sure the utmost high quality. The FiberStrip 7030 measures simply 6.Three” x 2.12” x 1.77”, weighs a slight 1.54lbs, handles strip lengths as much as 35mm (1.Four″) and conductor cross sections spanning 125/250µm to 125/900µm, and gives adjustable processing parameters together with stripping velocity, heating time, and heating temperature. Cycle time ranges from 5–20s relying on settings. The stripping machine can also be obtainable with quite a lot of optionally available quick-change clamping methods to carry numerous kinds of fiber for processing, and it serves as a super companion to cleaving and splicing units, providing adapters designed to simply accept the docking of fiber holders from many various fusion splicer producers. It’s absolutely compliant with all CE and EMC gear tips relative to mechanical and electrical security and electromagnetic compatibility.
Bel Magnetic Options’ single-port 2.5GBase-T MagJack® built-in connector modules (ICMs) mix small-form-factor RJ45 connectors with built-in Ethernet magnetics to ship high-speed efficiency ideally fitted to purposes together with entry factors, IP cameras, servers, storage, switches, routers, workstations, motherboards, and different networking gear. The ICMs are suitable with all main 2.5GBase-T PHYs, together with the newest current-mode and voltage-mode PHYs, make use of industry normal footprints and pin-outs for backward compatibility, and are RoHS compliant. They will additionally ship 60W or 100W four-pair PoE in accordance with NBASE-T and IEEE requirements whereas nonetheless working at multi-rate Ethernet speeds and can be utilized as energy supply gear or powered units. Single-port 2.5GBase-T MagJack ICMs can be found in normal and micro profiles with tab-up port configurations, non-compulsory LED indicators, non-compulsory EMI tabs, and rated working temperatures extending from -40°C to 85°C or Zero°C to 70°C.