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Etters, PA
December 3, 2007

FCI Provides Increased EMC Protection With Sofix® Connector

ETTERS, PA. (December 3, 2007) — FCI, one of the leading suppliers of connectors and interconnect systems, has increased its range of special cable connectors with the development of a Sofix® connector with improved EMC shielding effectiveness. The Sofix connector is a metric cable connector for signal transmissions in telecom or industrial applications.

“FCI has worked with one of the major players in worldwide telecom systems applications to develop a cable connector to meet the growing needs of this industry,” said Bavo Teunissen, global marketing communications manager, FCI. “FCI has taken this solution and used it to develop an extended portfolio of cable connector solutions that we can offer to all our customers.”

The Sofix connector (PN: 10074494-231LF) is an RoHS-compliant, 72 position I/O solution with 2mm spacing range and the capability to handle harsh electrical and mechanical environments. This product ensures an improved shielding effectiveness to reduce EMC emission and reception. This is done by the use of strong inner and outer ferules fixed between the two covers. The continuity of the grounding from cable to system frame ensures stable shielding as requested by the customer application. The covers also protect the connector from radiation and reception.

FCI can adopt this improved shielded cable solution to any customer needs.


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