New low-cost, high-rel, shielded connectors

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New low-cost, high-rel, shielded connectorsHarwin says that its 2mm Datamate hi-rel connector family is now available with single-piece, machined metal backshells that provide electrical screening against RFI and EMI interference. The company claims that Datamate S-Tek is the industry's lowest cost, shielded hi-rel connector, and its launch means that Datamate, which is already well-proven in harsh environments, can now be considered for I/O applications as well as PCB-mount designs.

Manufactured in nickel-plated aluminium alloy for electrical performance and corrosion resistance, when used in conjunction with the relevant J-Tek Datamate connectors and metal braid, Datamate S-Tek backshells ensure full 360-degree electrical shielding. Designed to attach to a wide variety of standard metallic braids using industry-standard tools, the backshells enable the shield braid to be connected through the backshell to the PCB ground plane. Available in female cable-to-PCB-mount and female cable-to-panel-mount configurations in a range of sizes including 6, 10, 14, 20 and 26 positions, the backshells also provide excellent design flexibility.

Product Manager Paul Gillam comments: "Designed to improve high-speed transmission of signals and data by ensuring good protection against radio frequency and electromagnetic interference (RFI/EMI), the Datamate S-Tek connectors and backshells will suit many I/O applications in the military and aerospace marketplace, as well as in industrial electronics and control system applications."

Delivering 55/125/56 (-55 to +125degC, 56 day damp heat steady-state) performance levels, the new backshells are mechanically strong and easily assembled using industry-standard tooling. The Datamate J-Tek connectors also feature jackscrews for added mating security.

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