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A Global, Diversified Technology Company. A Fortune 100 company, 3M™ brings its renowned commitment to design and innovation to its high-quality line of electronic connectors, adhesives, insulation products and static control products. Heilind Electronics is 3M's largest electronics distributor and is franchised to sell the full 3M Electronics product portfolio.

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Recently Announced

Wiremount Socket, 3000 Series - Industry standard IDC socket. Mates with 3M headers, plugs and pin strips for quick connect/ disconnect capability

Mating Boardmount Header, 2500 Series - Low Profile, Space Saving Design. Dual Slot Polarization Means Broader Compatibility with Competitive Polarization Designs (not available on 6, 8 or 10 positions)

3365 Series Cable - Stranded wire provides flexibility and extended product life. Zippable for branching or discrete termination.

3625 Series Cable - Stranded wire provides flexibility and extended product life. Zippable for branching or discrete termination.

3447 Series Cable - .025 inch wire spacing increases signal density. PVC insulation provides excellent flexibility. Zippable for branching or discrete termination.

Heat Shrink Tubing EPS-300 - 3:1 thin-wall, flexible tubing offering the advantages of integral, adhesive-lined construction. The tubing is made of flame-retardant, flexible polyolefin with an internal layer of special thermoplastic adhesive. The outer wall of the heat-shrinkable tubing is selectively cross-linked, while maintaining the high flow and excellent adhesion of the inner sealant liner.

Solutions for High Performance Wire Harnesses - 3M solutions offer a variety of products to protect wire harnesses in harsh environments and to help make the harness manufacturing process more efficient. 3M offers Heat Shrink & Tubing, Conductive & Insulating Tapes, Resins, Vinyl Tape & Mastics, Terminals, Connectors, Cable Ties, Wire I.D.s and Cold Shrink Insulators.

3M™ Cable Assemblies for SFP+ Applications, Red or Blue Jacketed Versions - Red- or blue-colored assemblies are designed to provide port traceability for management of redundant network equipment in high-performance computing.

3M™ IDC Ribbon Cable Socket, 891 Series - Series 891, .100" Wiremount Socket, IDC, Preassembled.

3M™ Heat Shrink Tubing - 3M™ Heat Shrink Tubing FP-301 offers an outstanding balance of electrical, physical and chemical properties for a variety of industrial and military applications.

3M™ Internal MiniSAS HD to Internal miniSAS 36-Position Hybrid Cable Assembly, 8U Series - Utilizing 3M's new ultra low-profile, high-speed, high signal density 3M™ Twin Axial Cable SL8800 Series, these cable assemblies are ideal for space constrained systems

3M™ High-Routability External miniSAS Cable Assembly, 8G26 Series - Highly-flexible, foldable, high-performance solution that meets and exceeds SAS 2.0 & 2.1, with minimal to no performance impact, excellent durability and EMI resistance

3M™ Twin Axial Cable Assemblies for QSFP+ Applications, 9Q Series - High bandwidth transmission performance as defined by industry standards with very small bend radius, excellent insertion loss and crosstalk performance making it a high-speed, cost-effective solution

3M 8US4 MiniSAS HD Cable Assemblies - high routability, internal HD MiniSAS 4i cable assemblies designed to support SAS 2.1 (6 Gbps) and SAS 3.0 (12 Gbps) specifications

3M™ Four-Wall Header, Wiremount Socket and Round Conductor Flat Cable - For more than 50 years, 3M IDC Technology has continuously enabled mass termination of wires to connectors across popular pitch sizes.

3M™ Active Optical Cable Assembly for QSFP+ FDR - The new 3M AOC Assembly for QSFP+ FDR Applications provides high-speed transmission up to 100 meters of multimode fiber for high-performance computing and other ultra high-throughput networking environments. It transmits four parallel channels each operating up to 14.0625 Gbps compatible with InfiniBand™ FDR standards.

3M™ Internal MiniSAS HD to Internal MiniSAS 36-Position Hybrid Cable Assembly, 8U Series - 3M™ is releasing internal hybrid assemblies, with miniSAS HD (SFF-8643) on one end and miniSAS 36-position (SFF-8087) on the other.

High-Speed Interconnect Solutions - 3M™ has innovative, high-speed solutions that reduce congestion and expenses. 3M™ enables density without sacrificing performance, providing excellent high-speed performance at a great value.

3M™ Ribbon Cable Socket, 158 Series and 3M™ Shrouded Board Mount Header, 159 Series - The Ribbon Cable Socket 158 Series and the Shrouded Header 159 Series from 3M Electronics Solutions Division deliver a comprehensive set of features that provide manufacturers and cable harness builders numerous options in designing a variety of electronic systems.

3M™ Ribbon Cable Wiremount Socket Assembly, 451 Series 3M™ Shrouded Boardmount Header, 452 Series - The small, robust socket and header mate together connecting .025" pitch ribbon cables to printed circuit boards (PCBs).

3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly for QSFP+ to SFP+ Applications - The QSFP+ to SFP+ is commonly known as a "fan-out" assembly.

3M Active Optical Pluggable Transceiver for QSFP+ Applications - The 3M Active Optical Pluggable Transceiver for QSFP+ Applications is a 4 x 10Gbps, pluggable module for short-range data communication interconnect applications.

High Routability SATA 3.0 Cable Assembly - 3M™ High Routability SATA 3.0 Cable Assembly, 5602 Series is a copper cable assembly which utilizes 3M™ Twin Axial Cable technology to create a flexible, foldable, high-performance solution.

3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for SFP+ Applications - The AOC assembly for SFP+ applications offers a single bi-directional channel operating at up to 10.5 Gbps, using industry leading VCSEL technology and an advanced new light-engine design.

3M™ Industrial M12 Wiremount Connector - The 3M Industrial M12 Wiremount Connectors are an expansion of 3M's extensive factory automation connector portfolio and are ideal for many different applications. The M12 Wiremount Connector's robust and reliable design makes them ideal for factory automation and other harsh environments.

3M PCI Express Extender Card Applications - 3M provides the latest in high-speed solutions to meet demanding system performance and packaging challenges with the 3M PCI Express Extender Assemblies for PCI Express 2.0 and 3.0.

3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for CXP - Using industry leading VCSEL technology and an advanced new light-engine design, the 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly provides excellent cost/performance value. The direct attach QSFP+ and CX4 AOC assemblies deliver four channels of bi-directional data while using minimal energy per end.

3M™ Industrial RJ45 Modular Plug, 3R108 Series - Based on the standard RJ45 pin profile and was developed specifically for use in rugged industrial IP 20 environments using double-shielded, four twisted pair enhanced category 5 (Cat5e) cabling.

[.PDF] Cables and Accessories Selection Guide - The 2012 selection guide includes the R&D100 Award-winning Twin Axial cables as well as Factory Automation-grade and Halogen-free cables.

SPD08 Series High-Speed Card-Edge Connector - The SPD08 series is the latest board-to-board offering from 3M and is for a wide variety of applications in datacom systems, enterprise servers, telecommunications equipment defense and test applications.

Cable Assemblies for SFP+ Applications - The 3M Cable Assembly for SFP+ Applications is a passive copper cable assembly which utilizes 3M Twin Axial Cable technology to create a highly-flexible, foldable, high-performance solution.

Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for QSFP+ Applications - Using industry leading VCSEL technology and an advanced new light-engine design, the 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly provides excellent cost/performance value.

38X02 Series Link Connector - The new 2-position 3M™ Link Connector, 38X02 Series, offers the advantages of insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology while providing a safe and reliable electrical connection.

Connectors for Embedded Systems Applications - We are excited to announce the global launch of PICMG® and PC104/PC104 Plus compliant products for embedded computing applications. Together with the current 3M offerings, these products create a full portfolio of options for customer's high-speed, high-performance embedded system requirements.

[.PDF] Application Understanding Impacts Cost of Interconnect Solutions - This article, published in ECN Magazine, is authored by Austin-based 3M applications engineer, Mike S. Giesler. In it he explains how applications affect the cost of interconnects, from the type and grade of plating, to handling and processing issues, to requirements set out in industry standards.

Heilind Electronics Awarded Distribution 2010 Top Performance Award From 3M - Heilind Electronics has received the Distribution 2010 Top Performance Award for North America from 3M Electronic Solutions Division's Interconnect Business. This award recognizes Heilind's outstanding performance in revenue growth, design support of 3M Interconnect solutions and commitment to customer service excellence.

[.PDF] In Stock Now at Heilind Electronics, 3M™ Twin Axial Cable and 3M™ High Routability Internal Mini Serial Attached SCI (miniSAS) Cable Assemblies - Heilind Electronics and 3M™ announce the strategic stocking of 3M™'s High Routability MiniSAS Cable Assemblies and Twin Axial Ribbon Cable - the industry's first flat, foldable and longitudinally shielded high performance twin axial ribbon cable. Heilind is the first distributor in North America with 3M™ Twin Axial Ribbon Cable inventory in stock, ready to serve.

3M™ Connector CFast Series for Medical - CFast™ Memory Delivers Optimum Combination of Size and Speed for Imaging Designs.

3M™ Twin Axial Cable Solutions - The 3M™ Internal Twin Axial Ribbon Cable SL8800 Series is a new ultra low-profile, high-speed, high signal density cable. The products in the SL8800 Series are only the first of a new family of high-performance cables from 3M™.

MiniSAS 8F36 Series - 3M™ is now offering a revolutionary way to connect devices using Mini Serial Attached SCSI or miniSAS connectors inside equipment with little room for routing

3M™ Header and Accessories for CFast™ Cards - These headers interface to the new CFast high performance serial flash memory cards

3M™ Power Clamp Connectors - Designed to provide connection reliability and cost performance in I/O applications commonly found in a wide range of industrial controls systems, networking systems, medical equipment and factory automation.

Cable Solutions from Heilind and 3M™ with no lead times - Flat or round, shielded or unshielded, jacketed or unjacketed, discrete or ribbon – we have the cables to suit your wiring applications.

New PICMG 2.30 Standard Names 3M™ Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector as the high-speed J2 Connector - The UHM socket connector from 3M™, in its J2 configuration, was adopted for the new standard due to its signal transmission quality and backward compatibility.

3M™ offers a Wide Range of Cable Assemblies for Machine Vision Applications - the family of cable assemblies provides a broad range of interface solutions for Camera Link applications.

Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Backplane Socket Connector - The 3M™ Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector is the industry's first fully-shielded 2 mm hard metric (HM) connector designed for more than 7 Gbps backplane performance with a high signal density when used with unshielded industry standard 2 mm HM backplane headers.

3M™ Introduces New 2mm Board-to-Board Stacking Connectors and Box Headers, Series 95X for High-Volume Applications - 3M™ offers space saving board-to-board, board stacking and wire-to-board applications in 2.00mm x 2.00mm grid.

3M™ Introduces Compact Mini-Clamp Connectors for Demanding Applications - 3M™ Electronic Solutions Division recently extended the Mini-Clamp Connector product line to include Right Angle Surfacemount Socket connectors.

3M™ Introduces MetPak™ HSHM Press-Fit B19 and B22 Connectors - 3M™ introduces MetPak™ HSHM Press-Fit B19 and B22 Connectors that allow you to supercharge legacy VME and cPCI backplanes to 5 Gbps without disruptive and expensive backplane redesign and a forklift chassis upgrade.

3M™ Announces Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) Digital Camera Cable - Base Configuration - 3M™ is now offering a range of cabling solutions for base configuration digital cameras for camera-to-framegrabber connection in machine vision applications.

[.PDF] 3M™ Interconnect Solutions Short Form Catalog

3M™ announces the Static Control Anti-Fatigue Mats and Runners 9900 Series - 3M™ is pleased to announce the Static Control Anti-Fatigue Mats and Runners 9900 Series are now available as a replacement for the discontinued Static Control Anti-Fatigue Mats 9500 Series.

[.PDF] 3M™ Novec Aerosol Cleaners

Please be advised that effective immediately the 3M™ 2400 series of headers has been discontinued. Please see the attached documents ([.PDF] 1, [.PDF] 2) for further details.

[.PDF] 3782 Series .050 Loose Twisted Pair Cable - Combines unlaminated loose twisted pairs with flat sections for mass IDC Termination, and the separation of conductors allow discrete termination. Reduced crosstalk for balanced drive applications with twisted pair construction.

MTP/MPO Multi-Fiber Cable Assemblies ([.PDF] Single-mode and [.PDF] Multi-mode) - A high-density, fiber management solution with 8 to 12 fibers per connector. Push/Pull mating to all MTP or MPO connectors. Features plenum rated cable and precision polished for minimum insertion loss and back reflection. Meets IEC, EIA/TIA, NTT, ANSI and Telcordia (Bellcore) performance specifications. Fan-Outs to discrete simplex connectors are available.

[.PDF] 3M™ Micro Coaxial Cable Assembly - This female coaxial cable assembly is a high-speed, controlled-impedance interconnect system. It is available in customer required sizes, with a high number of insertion/withdrawal capabilities and blind mating ability for bus applications.

[.PDF] 2mm Hard Metric 5X1 Cable Assembly - Suitable for IEC 1076-101 (CompactPCI®) and compatible with rear panel backplane applications in communications networking equipment, enterprise computing devices, industrial control systems and automatic test equipment.

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