Trilogy of Connectors
After the overwhelming success of their Trilogy of Inductors—which has already sold about 20,000 copies—Würth Electronics now brings a further applications handbook on the market. The first edition of this monograph is divided into three main chapters: Basic Principles, Design/Selection/Assembly, and Level of Interconnection. An Appendix and a specialist and keyword Glossary complete the body of work.
The first chapter basically describes the complex parameters along with their correct interaction, enabling two subsystems to be combined into one electronic unit without compromising its performance.
The second chapter provides an overview of the design and material requirements of contact surface, springs and the plug body, whilst also explaining the main causes of loss-of-quality.
The final chapter is devoted to the location the connector is put to use within an electronic system. The position of the connector within the system affects both the environmental footprint as well as the durability of the junction the connector is required to uphold. Outlined are wire-to-wire as well as board-to-board connectors along with the applications of the connector, divided into power and signal carrying lines.
- Basic Principles
A connector is an electromechanical system which provides a separable connection between two subsystems of an electronic device without an unacceptable effect on the performance of the device. It will be shown that there are a lot of complex parameters to handle properly to make this statement true.
- Design / Selection / Assembly
This Chapter provides an overview of design and material requirements for contact finishes, contact springs and connector housings as well as the major degradation mechanisms for these connector components. Material selection criteria for each will also be reviewed.
- Level of Interconnection
Levels of Interconnection addresses where the connector is used within an electronic system. The location of the connector in the system influences the environmental exposure and the assembly/mating durability requirements the connector must support. These factors, in turn influence the type of connector which will be used for a given application.
A technical dictionary and alphabetical key word index for quick searches complete this book.
|Author(s)||Dr. Robert Mroczkowski|