New Products

MPM 125 screen printer is for low-to-medium volume applications. Reportedly features ±12.5 µm accuracy at Six-Sigma, with Cpk ≥ 2.0. Includes CANOpen motion control architecture, benchmarking software and Windows XP, and setup Wizards for ease of use.
 
Speedline Technologies, www.speedlinetech.com 
 
 
High retention Type A and B USB interfaces (USBR Series) are said to comply with the Class 1, DIV II minimum withdrawal requirement of 15 Newtons. These connectors have an orange color-coded insulator to differentiate them from standard withdrawal force connectors. Are available in surface mount and through-hole designs with a choice of standard right angle or vertical top-entry orientation.

Samtec, www.samtec.com

 
 
A scaled-down version of the MK-II, the Advantage 16e, was designed to counteract any penetration by smaller knockoffs of the MK-II in Asia. Is said to be stripped down for buyers looking for lower cost system. Is about ¼ the size of MK-II and includes fewer operational controls, including recordkeeping. Includes vacuum pump, booster blower and unitary chassis design. Includes 16 level, horizontal planar electrode configuration (24" W x 18" D x 1.25" spacing), 1,000W 13.56 MHz solid state air-cooled R.F. generator, process temperature control, two mass-flow meters with precision needle valve, automatic nitrogen purging and touch-screen interface.
 
Plasma Etch Inc., www.plasmaetch.com
This joint-effort design solution reportedly can improve productivity for the design of RF circuits. Is expected to cut PCB design cycle times in half and improve quality of mixed-technology designs. Enables PCB mixed-signal designers to concurrently design a PCB using Expedition Enterprise or Board Station XE flows and integrate it with Advanced Design System EDA software.
 
Agilent Technologies Inc., www.agilent.com/find/eesof-adsent.com  
 
Pyramax 75A features 75" of heated length and six zones, 350ºC maximum temperature, flexible platform configuration, low power consumption, and a comprehensive menu of options. Is said to deliver side-to-side recirculation and convection efficiency. Includes Windows-based WINCON oven control software, parts-identification software, a range of options for flux management, advanced conveyor solutions and smart tracking SMEMA, optional barcode reader, and a comprehensive warranty.  
 
BTU International, www.btu.com
AdvantisX surface mount platform includes single- and dual-gantry high-speed models with Lightning heads, and multifunction configurations using Inline7 and Inline4 high force flexible heads. Features a linear motor positioning system. Designed for mid-tier assemblers.
 
Universal Instruments, www.uic.com      
 

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