C&K – New sealed power toggle switch resists dirt, dust and moisture


C&K has announced the launch of its PT series of sealed power toggle switches. These highly robust switches which are extremely resistant to dirt, dust and moisture are intended for use in harsh or challenging conditions, such as in off-road vehicles and outdoor construction equipment. The PT series switches can operate reliably when doused by […]

Diodes Incorporated – Compact TVS diode protects high-speed USB and Thunderbolt interfaces


Diodes Incorporated has introduced the DESD3V3Z1BCSF-7 TVS diode, which provides ESD protection to the high-speed I/O ports of advanced Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) featuring differential signal lines running at frequencies of 5GHz and higher. The DESD3V3Z1BCSF-7 is ideal for the protection of high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.1/3.2, Thunderbolt™ 3, PCI Express® 3.0/4.0, HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort™ […]

EATON – Cylindrical 3V supercaps provide emergency back-up power source for industrial equipment


Eaton’s TV series of cylindrical supercapacitors uses an Electro-chemical Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) construction combined with proprietary materials and processes to give very high energy storage capacity in a small volume. This combination of advanced technologies allows Eaton to offer a wide variety of capacitor solutions in applications for back-up power, pulse power and hybrid […]

Hirose – High-speed board-to-board connector has multi-functional contacts


Hirose’s FX18 series of connectors, which supports data rates of higher than 10Gbits/s, is suited to use in applications which transfer communications signals at high speed from board to board. The connector features advanced multi-functional contact arrangements which consist of ground contacts, power-supply contacts and three-step sequential contacts. The ground contacts provide superior grounding properties […]

Panasonic – High-power relays offer silent, reliable switching capability


The new AQZ-G series of high-power PhotoMOS® relays from Panasonic Electric Works combines the benefits of traditional electro-mechanical relays with the capability of a state-of-the-art semiconductor-based solid-state relay. The AQZ-G series relays perform reliable, silent switching of AC and DC loads up to 600V or 6A while remaining immune to mechanical wear and tear. The […]

Panasonic – New light-touch switches benefit from excellent tactile feedback


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a series of small side-operated surface-mount light-touch switches for portable electronic equipment. The EVPAK series switches have a footprint of just 3.9mm x 2.1mm excluding the push plate. They are 1.6mm high. These single-pole, single-throw, snap-action switches offer excellent tactile feedback from switch travel of just 0.12mm and minimum operating […]

TE Connectivity – 2.5mm-centreline connector for small signal circuits


TE Connectivity’s Economy Power 2.5 wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connectors are designed for signal circuit applications. Based on the proven Economy Power connector and featuring a compact 2.5mm centreline, the advanced Economy Power 2.5 line connectors are rated for 250V AC and support current throughputs of up to 4.2A. Both standard and new low insertion-force contacts […]

TE Connectivity – Compact terminal fits in tight spaces


The 250 series straight, miniature FASTON receptacle terminal from TE Connectivity (TE) is suited to applications in which there is insufficient space for a traditional, full-size straight receptacle. Many power tools, small appliances and other applications have limited space for quick-connect crimp connections. The new 250 series straight, miniature FASTON receptacle provides a solution: it […]

TE Connectivity – Connector prevents half-mating and back-out errors


New GRACE INERTIA 2.5 connectors from TE Connectivity (TE) feature a 2.5mm pitch and an advanced design which provides for more stable, reliable and durable connections. The connectors’ inertia-locking mechanism eliminates the risk of product defects caused by half-mating, and helps prevent connectors from being disconnected during movement or transportation. The Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) […]

TE Connectivity – F-spring terminals feature low insertion force


F-spring contact FASTON terminals from TE Connectivity require a low mating force of 35N for easy assembly by line workers. The FASTON terminals, which are made from nickel-plated steel, have a low profile and are rated for use in high-temperature applications. The F-spring contact terminals offer improved retention, insertion, and contact-stability benefits compared with other […]