New 3M IEEE 1394-Compliant I/O Connectors in Stock at Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 24, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today available stock on 3M's new I/O connectors that conform to the popular IEEE 1394 - 1995 standard.

IEEE 1394-compatible, 6-pin I/O connectors and accessories available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key's global websites include:
  • 3E106 Series right angle, upright, through-hole plug (male) (Digi-Key part# 3M9422-ND)
  • 3E106 Series right angle, vertical, through-hole (male) (Digi-Key part# 3M9423-ND)
  • 3E106 Series right angle, horizontal, through-hole plug (male) (Digi-Key part# 3M9424-ND)
  • 3E206 Series wiremount receptacle (female) (Digi-Key part# 3M9420-ND)
  • 3E306 Series shell kit for receptacle (Digi-Key part# 3M9421-ND)

In addition to their availability on Digi-Key's websites, these products will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

This latest addition to the family of I/O connectors from 3M Electronic Solutions Division, these new connectors and accessories are built around a robust ribbon-style contact interface for reliable repetitive plug/unplug applications. The connector is capable of carrying either signal or power, allowing designers flexibility in the location of power supplies to peripheral devices.

All IEEE 1394 connectors from 3M are shielded for increased resistance to EMI/RFI, critical for use in sensitive control and visual applications. Though designed specifically to suit the challenging demands of machine vision and industrial control factory environments, the robust-connection, vibration-resistance and secure-latching features of the IEEE 1394 connectors from 3M make them suitable for an even wider variety of applications, including communications and specialty computing.

Additional features include RoHS compliance; quick-release secure latching system for easy connect and disconnect in repetitive plug and unplug applications; and the ability to accept a wide range of wire gauges.

To learn more about these new products, view Digi-Key's PTM Online...On Demand® product training module, "3M Input/Output Connector Systems Primer."

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About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.