EMI Filter Plates feature epoxy potting and pin protector.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing ceramic capacitors as filter element, EMI Filter Plates feature epoxy potting for protection from physical stresses and rubber pin protector to prevent leads from being bent during transit and handling. Units provide EMI filtered signal line between electronic modules with isolation from 5 MHz to 18 GHz. Plates come in 2 mm high-density model with up to 74 lines/plate as well as .100 in. standard-density configuration with 60 pins/plate.

Original Press Release:

New EMI Filter Plate Features Potting and Pin Protector

Fairview, PA - November 14, 2008-Spectrum Control, Inc. introduces an EMI filter plate with special epoxy potting and a rubber pin protector for applications where rough handling or challenging environmental conditions are typical. Spectrum's value added filter plates utilize ceramic capacitors as the filter element and the special potting protects their electrical and mechanical integrity during shipping and typical use. The epoxy potting reduces the likelihood of any physical stresses, which might crack the capacitors and cause them to fail. Additionally, Spectrum has added a rubber pin protector to prevent the leads from being bent during transit and handling. Bent leads could also cause the capacitors to crack as well as prevent a proper union with a connector.

Spectrum's filter plates are available in Easy Mate®, Easy Mate® Jr., bolt-in and shrouded latch styles. These plates provide an EMI filtered signal line between electronic modules, excellent isolation from 5 MHz to 18 GHz, and are available in a variety of plate sizes and up to 74 lines per plate in hi-density (2mm) and 60 pins per plate in standard density (.100") configurations.

Spectrum offers a variety of value added features to meet customer manufacturing needs, as well as designing plates that meet the most stringent high reliability specifications. In addition to epoxy potting and pin protectors, Spectrum provides custom assemblies with varying cable lengths and terminations, ribbon connectors, filtered headers, flat conductor cables and lead stabilizers.

Spectrum Control's epoxy potted filter plates with pin protector have pricing ranging from $20 to $100 depending on configurations and quantities required. These value added filter plates are ideal for medical, telecom, aerospace and industrial applications where rough handling would adversely affect its stability.

About Spectrum Control

Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, sensors and controls.

The Spectrum Control Signal & Power Integrity Group produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker and fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

For further product information, contact Kathy Lopes, Product Marketing Manager, Spectrum Control Inc., 8061 Avonia Road, Fairview, PA 16415. Phone: 814-474-0325. Fax: 814-474-3110. E-mail: lopes@specemc.com Website: www.specemc.com

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