Hudson, MA (March 7, 2007) – Hypertronics, a world leading provider of high-performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications, today announced the release of the PC/104+ board stacking connector utilizing the unique Hypertac contact system. The Hypertac contacts improve the performance of the PC/104 platform by providing immunity to shock and vibration fretting and allowing for matched impedance and better signal integrity. The capabilities of the Hypertronics' ruggedized PC/104+ exceed all prior requirements for the form factor, therefore PC/104-based platforms can now be used in a greater range of industries and applications.
PC/104+'s traditional stackable design eliminates the need for backplanes or metal card cages which are found throughout the range of embedded computing devices used in military systems, in all services and service branches. Hypertronics' PC/104+ is interchangeable with other PC/104+ “commercial off-the-shelf” (COTS) products and provides engineers with a shock and vibration resistant interconnect solution for their applications. Hypertronics' PC/104+ will improve performance and reliability of all current PC/104 bus architectures in existing applications while establishing a higher standard for the industry.
Hypertronics' PC/104+ contacts are housed in an LCP plastic insulator, which exceeds the NASA space requirement for outgassing. “The call from the space flight community requests a higher level of shock and vibration performance for the PC/104 platform. Hypertronics' PC/104+ connector enables engineers to achieve this goal,” said Garry MacDonald, Vice President of Engineering & Business Development for Hypertronics. “Hypertronics' PC/104+ is a highly engineered product designed specifically to allow for top signal integrity under all dynamic environmental conditions,” said Mark Wilkinson, Global Industry Director for Hypertronics, “which makes this product a perfect fit for those applications where failure is not an option.”
About Hypertronics Corporation
Hypertronics, based in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of specialty connectors for the electronics industry since 1970. Its Hypertac ® technology is renowned for delivering unfailing performance in high-reliability applications in the medical, military/aerospace, test and measurement and industrial market segments. The company offers a wide range of standard catalog products as well as custom-designed connectors for more specific application needs and performance requirements.
More information about Hypertronics products and solution offerings can be found at www.hypertronics.com.
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