Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yamaichi Extends Portfolio Of Connection Systems

Yamaichi Electronics has extended its portfolio of board-to-cable connection systems for high-speed applications. The company has introduced a connector system to fulfil the requirements for high data rates and good low-noise characteristics that are required in multimedia, infotainment and entertainment applications. The HF507S series is a range of board connectors characterised by transfer rates up to 5Gbps. They are available with 21, 31, 41 and 51 pin counts in 180 degrees or 90 degrees, as well as in shielded or unshielded versions.

Yamaichi also offers three different corresponding cable systems - YFB, YFT and HF507P series - in order to meet the variety of applications and requirements. All cable systems are equipped with an adapter, which is fitted to the HF507S via a locking mechanism on its side. The YFlex cables are an FPC system based on LCP material. The contacting of the conductor paths is realised by special silver contact paths. As a result, a low-noise signal transfer is guaranteed. The transfer rates are up to 10Gbps.

Depending on the number of copper paths, the cable system is available as a shielded or unshielded version. Therefore, the system is available with 21, 31, 41 and 51 pin counts. Every cable can be tailored to customer requirements in terms of length, pin alignment and design. The system is qualified for transferring LVDS, HDMI and Firewire signals. The high-speed FFC is one side shielded. Design data can be transmitted up to 3Gbps with differential impedance up to 100ohms. This makes the cable system suitable for transmitting LVDS signals, for example. The high-speed FFC offers a high-quality and tool-free alternative to FPC cables.

The length is completely variable and can be chosen between 41 and 51 pin counts. The most flexible variant offers the adapter system for the discrete wire connection. The adapter system is also available with 41 and 51 pins and can be obtained in a shielded or unshielded version. Yamaichi Electronics also provides the whole assembly. In addition to the flexible HF507S system, there are many other high-speed products available, as well as board-to-cable solutions in the low-speed range.

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