Heavy Duty, Adjustable
This module stand from Azco (Fairfield,
NJ) is designed so that equipment can
be easily mounted onto it and is ideal
for many applications. A totally enclosed
telescoping stand is rigidly constructed
so there are no exposed mechanisms.
■ A load capacity of up to 1,000 lbs.
■ A clear anodized aluminum construc-
tion with a steel weldment base.
■ An adjusting screw with a
hand crank for height
800 mm/31.5" to
The low-profile right-angle con-
nector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore
& Associates (Landenberg, PA)
features a non-bifurcated swept
contact design for use with low-loss
microwave coaxial cable qualified
for 32 GHz spaceflight applications.
Gore’s ZQA connector incorporates
the physical advantages of the box
right-angle designs while maintaining electrical performance comparable to conventional straight connectors. Features include:
■ Dielectric support at its interface.
■ Electrical performance and intermateability with SMA, 3. 5 mm,
and 2.92 mm air interface connector types without concern of
adverse electrical or mechanical effects.
■ A low reflection path as the signal transitions from cable through
Board-to-Board Compression Contacts
AVX (Fountain Inn, SC) has released a new series of ruggedized,
single piece, ultra-low profile (ULP), board-to-board compression contacts. Impervious to shock and vibration, the new 70-9155 ULP board-to-board compression contacts provide a rugged and reliable compression connection to the mating board, and can be surface mounted
to any position on a PCB, enhancing design flexibility with regard to
both layout and output voltage. Features include:
■ A sweeping beam design that enables vertical or horizontal mating
and high force.
■ Gold-plated beryllium copper contacts that maximize reliability
and signal integrity.
■ Lifetimes of up to 1,000 cycles.
■ A rating for 3 A and -40° to +125°C — voltage ratings for the
individual contacts are dependent upon their placement.
■ Availability with nominal operating heights of 1.0 and 1.5 mm.
■ Contact operating height ranges of 0.75 to 1.25 mm and 1.25 to
■ 3 gold plating options: 0.1µm for 50 cycles (standard), 0.4 µm
for 500 cycles, and 0.8 µm for 1,000 cycles.
Northwire (Osceola, WI)
and RLE Technologies
(Fort Collins, CO) have
collaborated to protect critical systems and equipment
with the next generation of
monitoring solutions. The
fluid sensing cable acts as a
communications lifeline that alerts central command to the presence
of water or other conductive fluids. Features include:
■ Scalability, flexibility, and resistance to false alarms.
■ The ability to detect the presence of fluid in each zone.
■ The ability to determine the presence of a conductive fluid, and
pinpoint the exact location of the fluid along the cable route.
■ Mating connectors for quick installation and system expansion.
Custom-Designed Instrument Case
Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) has introduced a new Type 15i instrument
case that is scalable in all 3 dimensions (H x W x D), while offering designers custom-sized enclosures in relatively small volumes. With scalability in
an attractive package, the new enclosure can be sized to house instruments
or small portable devices. Features include:
■ An aluminum bottom, front, and rear panel.
■ Conversion from a desktop to 19"
■ A bottom panel
that doubles as a