Friday, February 11, 2011

Molex Connectors - Interconnect Solutions

"Never Mix Electrical and Mechanical Connections" (probably from tektronix) this is a rule, more so for power connectors. Strain relief prevents mechanical stress from reaching the connector joints/spring metal. The wire terminations are also cushioned by strain relief.

The PCB and Product Engineering should ensure that the mechanical stress or load is not a job/function/role of the connector. At higher currents a small contact resistance can generate a lot of heat, worsening the contact further, similar to thermal runaway of Power Transistors.

Sealed SFP Assemblies - Molex
Leading one-source supplier of interconnect solutions. Over 100,000 reliable products, including everything from electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnect solutions to switches and application tooling.

Molex Connectors - Interconnect Solutions

Molex's Sealed SFP Assemblies have smaller footprint on your pcb. The Sealed SFP - Small Form-factor Pluggable, assembly is an optical and electrical-integrated connection system, environmentally rugged interface. The Industrial SFP receptacle features a panel feed-through design incorporating an internally-mounted SFP cage and related electrical circuitry.

Sealed SFP Assemblies - Molex - formerly named "Industrial SFP Assembly"

Basic Connector Engineering - Overview of connector technology and applications - Molex Tech Library

The Connector:By Molex - A blog where the connector experts connect to communicate. From Molex.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tyco Electronics - Electronic Components

Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets engineered electronic components, these are passive electronic components which include connectors and interconnect systems, relays, switches, circuit protection devices, touchscreens, sensors, and wire and cable.
Tyco Electronics - Electronic Components
  • Electronic Components, Electromechanical
  • Copper and Fiber Network Solutions
  • Advanced Communications Systems
PARALIGHT Active Optical Cable Assemblies - Tyco
The 10 Gb/s active cable assemblies will operate over a data rate of 2.5 to 10 Gb/s per lane with an aggregate data rate of 40 Gb/s in each direction.

Some Specs
  • 4 transmit and 4 receive channels at 5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s per channel
  • Industry standard SFF-8470 electrical connector and QSFP Connector
  • Internally terminated optics - no optical connector to clean
  • Differential data I/O per InfiniBand version 1.2.1
  • Asynchronous, internally AC coupled inputs and outputs

RASON Projects and Designs

Designing Bipolar Transistor Audio PreAmps, Designing JFET Transistor Audio PreAmps, Designing Op Amp IC Audio PreAmps, Switching Regulator Basics, Using Transistors As Switches.

RASON Projects Page - Amateur Radio
  • 10 Amp, 13.8 Volt Power Supply
  • 12 Volt Gel Cell Charger
  • Thermal Fan Controller
  • Transistor Audio Amplifiers
  • 12 Volt Gel Cell Charger
  • Switching Regulator Basics
 Homebrew A 4 To 1 Balun
Homebrew A 4 To 1 Balun

Many modern HF transceivers come fully equipped with built in tuners. While these tuners are great for changing bands, the manufacturers left out a very important accessory; the 4 to 1 balun. With out a balun the transceiver can only feed an antenna which uses coaxial cable.

The Radio Amateur Society of Norwich

The Radio Amateur Society of Norwich
P.O. Box 329 - Norwich, Connecticut 06360

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

EMAC - Semicustom Embedded Engineering

Hardware design of digital, analog and microprocessor based circuitry. Circuits containing programmable logic or even ASIC's can be developed.

EMAC - Semicustom Embedded Engineering

Semi-Custom Development
There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Our off- the-shelf hardware has been fully field tested and development software has already been written.

Custom Product Design
Only your desired features are provided, costs are reduced. The required features, functions, and options can be placed on one printed circuit card, reducing costs.

Custom Design and Manufacture
Printed Circuit Boards, Hardware and Software, Control/Display panels. They supply and service, from concept to manufacturing.

EMAC - Semicustom Embedded Engineering

EMAC designs, manufactures, integrates and distributes, Single Board Computers (SBCs), System on Modules (SoMs) & Carrier Boards, Industrial Panel PCs (PPCs), Embedded Servers and Custom Solutions for the Embedded marketplace.

EMAC, Inc.
2390 EMAC Way, Carbondale, IL 62902, USA

Friday, February 04, 2011

Concurrent Design - Design Technology Service

Engineering design and build resource available on a consulting basis. Product design Specialization in Electro-Mechanical Products like manufacturing tools and systems.

Concurrent Design - Design Technology Service

concurrentdesign.com

The Areas where the Services are offered include
  • Product Development for Electronic, Medical and Clean Energy,
  • Industrial Product Design for Semiconductor Tools and Equipment
  • Process Automation requiring Custom Machine Design
  • Equipment Design Engineering for Manufacturing Tools or Factory Automation
  • Custom Machine Design Engineering Services for Material Handling Equipment
Electronic Equipment Design

Concurrent Design, Inc.
11500 Metric Boulevard, Suite #190, Austin, Texas 78758, USA.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Electromechanica - Engineering Services

Provides engineering services, functional test systems, pipe inspection robotic systems and product design consulting for a wide variety of industries.

They have a team of Associate Consultants and Engineers, Specialized and Experienced in Diverse Domains like RF Communications, Manufacturing process optimization, High Technology Testing for Research or Laboratory grade systems.

Electromechanica - Engineering Services

Areas include embedded microcontroller, mixed signal, RF, and motion control engineering. Electromechanica integrates entire hardware systems and develops the software to control and measure their performance.

Electromechanica - Engineering Services

Intergrated Hipot/Functional System

Electromechanica designed and fabricated multiple test systems for a leading electrical switch manufacturer. These new systems removed a production bottleneck by reducing test cycle time. Ergonomic design reduced part handling and setup while increasing operator safety...

Electromechanica, Inc.
13 Industrial Dr., Rear, Unit 2, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, USA.