Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock of 3M’s Twin Axial Cables

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 6, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of 3M™ Twin Axial Ribbon Cable, SL8800 Series to its vast product line. They are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites. These cables come in four-channel 100 Ω 30 AWG versions.

Twin Axial Ribbon Cable, SL8800 Series from 3M is the optimum solution for space-constrained systems, as the cables are unjacketed, extremely thin, very flexible, and are capable of being folded with minimal loss or performance impact. SL8800 Series cables can route along the sides of cabinets and through narrow openings in densely packaged equipment with little to no effect on performance.

The electrical performance places 3M Twin Axial Cable solutions in an elite category, beyond solving the spatial challenges caused by densely packaged systems. The longitudinal shielded construction provides resonance-free attenuation up to 20 GHz and can support transmission speeds from 1 Gbps to 25 Gbps and beyond. These cables can be folded in multiple locations with less than 0.5 ohm impedance local variation at each fold, which separates this cable from other options currently on the market.

The cable's built-in wire-to-board registration to the paddle card termination area enables easy termination with repeatable consistency and reliability and is ideal for automation in the cable assembly process.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination– to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 70,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.

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.