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June 21, 2006

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Cables & Connectors

Originally Published MPMN June 2006


Cables & Connectors

Cable manufacturing


A company provides custom cable-manufacturing services. Products include tinsel, buss, and high-voltage wire, as well as computer and digital seismic cables. Molded cable assemblies are also offered. More than 1500 standard multiconductor cables are manufactured to meet reliability standards.
National Cable Molding, Los Angeles, CA

Socket adapter system


A 0.5-mm-pitch BGA socket adapter system uses both male and female pins arranged in an interstitial pattern. Suited for development and validation of BGA and LGA devices, the system offers good electrical performance and a low signal attenuation up to 2.5 GHz. The product measures 2 mm larger than the device package and features standard eutectic tin and lead solder balls or lead-free tin, silver, or copper solder ball terminals for RoHS-compliant applications.
Advanced Interconnections, West Warwick, RI

Connector system


The Smart Connector system consists of intelligent microscale connections embedded in a cable plug. It is well suited for such medical applications as minimally invasive surgery instruments and diagnostic and therapeutic devices. The connector system can be used in lieu of conventional fine-wire terminations for reduced assembly time, according to the firm.
Medconx, Santa Clara, CA

Custom cables


Custom cables and cable systems are available from a German manufacturer. Products include endoscopy, MR, SPO2 sensor, and ECG cables, as well as heart wires. The cables, which can be autoclaved, comply with DIN ISO 10993-1, and can be used for applications in which dermal irritation and cytotoxicity are factors. Cable diameters range from 0.1 to 100 mm.
Ernst & Engbring GmbH & Co. KG, Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany

Endoscope cable assembly


A company specializing in cable and interconnect products offers an endoscope cable assembly. Outfitted with custom-molded boots, machined soaker caps, and cable nuts, the product features failure-protected flex circuits and epoxy-potted solder joints. Moreover, the assembly is comprised of low-noise, fine-wire video cabling made from 23 microcoaxes and discrete conductors. The wires are Teflon insulated and range from 34 to 36 AWG.
New England Interconnect Systems Inc., Keene, NH

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