USB Connectors require minimal space on PCBs.

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Mini USB Series consists of Type A, B, and AB connectors that are shielded for EMI protection, polarized to prevent mis-mating, and rated for 5,000 mating cycles. They support data rates up to 480 Mbps and power requirements up to 500 mA. Product variations include board-mount receptacles and cable plugs, both of which meet USB 2.0 requirements. Connectors are suitable for handheld computers, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and other portable devices.



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Methode's Connector Products Division Expands Its Adamtech USB Product Line with a New Series of Mini USB Connectors


ROLLING MEADOWS, IL -- Methode Connector Products, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc., introduces its new Adam Technologies Mini USB Connector Series. The Mini USB Connector Series is designed for use with computer, peripheral, and consumer electronics applications that require a high-speed data transfer interface in a compact package.

The Mini USB Connector Series is ideally suited for handheld computers, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and other portable devices. With their low profile and minimal PCB real estate requirements, Methode's Mini USB connectors offer a solution for the next generation of portable products.

Methode's Mini USB connectors consist of Type A, B, and AB connectors (as they are defined by Universal Serial Bus specifications). Product variations include board-mount receptacles and cable plugs, both of which meet the requirements of the USB 2.0 specification. The new Type AB connector is compliant with the "On-the-Go" supplement (Rev 1.0) to the USB 2.0 specification for "dual-role" devices that will implement USB without the traditional constraints of the PC/host topology.

Methode's Mini USB connectors are shielded for EMI protection, polarized to prevent mis-mating, and rated for 5000 mating cycles. Methode connectors support data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps and power requirements of up to 500 mA.

Methode also offers a complete line of Adam Technologies USB board receptacles, cable plugs, and finished cable assemblies that are compatible with legacy applications requiring 12 MB per second data exchange for computers and peripherals.

For samples or additional information on Methode's USB or Mini USB products, contact: Methode Connector Products, Sales Department, 1700 Hicks Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 USA. Phone: 847-392-3500. Fax: 847-392-9404. Web: www.methode.com. E-mail: info@methode.com.

Methode Connector Products is a leading developer and supplier of standard and custom interconnect solutions for a wide range of industries, including: computer, telecommunications, automotive, industrial, medical, and aerospace. This fully integrated organization handles all phases of the product development process, from engineering through fabrication, to final assembly. The company is located in Rolling Meadows, IL, approximately 20 miles northwest of Chicago, and is a unit of Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc., (NASDAQ.METHA) designs, manufactures, and markets component devices and subsystems world-wide for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communications systems, consumer electronics, automobiles, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment. Products employ electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic technologies such as sensors, interconnects, and controls. For further information, visit Methode's Web site at www.methode.com.

Adam Technologies and AdamTech are trademarks owned by Methode Electronics, Inc.

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