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Multicoax connector takes multiport testing from DC to 18GHz Huber+Suhner’s MXP series is designed for the high speed digital testing market, the MXP18 version has been introduced to meet the need for multiport testing interconnectivity between DC to 18GHz. It comes as a 1x8 ganged version which breaks out to female SMA connectors. The MXP18 multicoax connector provides outstanding electrical and mechanical performance and is designed to save valuable board space while keeping the distance between the connector and the device under test to an absolute minimum. As the MXP18 is fully mechanically compatible with the MXP40 (40Gbps) multicoax solution, users can stay with the MXP Huber+Suhner www.hubersuhner.co.uk Piezo switch certified for use in hazardous environment The PSE EX 16 family of piezo switches from Schurter has been extended to include the PSE EX 19 and PSE EX 22 mounting diameter, both approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres containing air and gases. Further application areas also include industrial sectors such as mills, where solids are found in smallest form as dust, which may be prone to self-ignition. The PSE EX family is certified according to ATEX and IECEx regulations. The approval marking is Ex II 2 GD (according ATEX regulations), Ex ib IIC T6 ... T5 Gb and Ex ib IIIC T85 ° C ... T100 ° C Db (according IEC regulations) for gases and dust. The temperature class was extended from T4 to T5 and T6. Therefore the permissible power dissipation of the PSE EX was limited accordingly so that the piezo switch is intrinsically safe according to EN60079-11. In addition, the flammability group was increased from IIB to IIC, respectively IIIC (gas, dust). This extension will allow the use of the PSE EX in atmosphere with further type of gases, combustible dust, ignitable fibers and flyings. The PSE EX standard models are available with mounting diameters of 16, 19 and 22 mm with pin connectors and housing colors in red, green or natural aluminum. Schurter www.schurter.com Prototyping 3D Circuitry Extension of the interconnect pattern into the third dimension adds new potential. The LPKF ProtoLaser 3D for laser direct structuring (LDS) gives engineers an outstanding flexible and economical access to 3D prototypes. Discover for yourself a new dimension: lpkf.com/protolaser3D SMT in Nuremberg: 6 – 8 May, Hall 6, Booth 428 www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2014 35


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