molex inc (MOLX) Key Developments
Molex Incorporated Announces Launch of the Woodhead MAX-LOC Plus Shielded Cord-Grip Assemblies
Nov 26 13
Molex Incorporated announced the launch of the Woodhead MAX-LOC Plus Shielded Cord-Grip Assemblies featuring a nickel-plated aluminum housing and shielding ring for superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) protection. The assemblies enable Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users to connect high-power electrical currents directly to an application with an exterior mounting enclosure, simplifying the installation process for high-volume, cost-sensitive programs. The assemblies also meet IP67 and IP69K ratings making them ideal for high-frequency switched-mode power supply (SMPS) applications in harsh environments such as those found in the industrial automation; aerospace and defense; alternative energy and commercial vehicle industries. The MAX-LOC Plus assemblies bring together several distinct design features found in other Molex products into a single solution, providing a cost and labor savings over conventional industry-standard products. These include: a unique grip-body with an internal cut-away design to ensure a clean passage for pre-assembled harnesses and pre-crimped lugs, simplifying assembly and field serviceability. A tapered shielding ring, rather than usual finger contacts, for a robust and reliable connection that ensures low contact resistance and cable grounding. An internal wedge-shaped grommet that seals against liquids and dust while providing a cable retention that can withstand a pull force of 50 lbs (222.4N). Two external mounting holes that simplify the installation process by allowing a single installer, versus two installers, to make the connection directly to the OEM panel, enclosure or vehicle body A compression nut and stop ring to ensure the cable gland stays tight under high-vibration conditions.
Molex Incorporated Introduces Next-Generation Active Optical Cables
Nov 20 13
Molex Incorporated continues to expand its iPass(TM) Connector and Cable Assembly Solution with the introduction of its High-Density (HD) Active Optical Cables (AOCs), capable of delivering 48 Gbps data rates over four lanes of 12 Gbps with reaches of up to 100 meters. The iPass HD AOCs complement the existing copper iPass+ HD connector and cable offerings and provide large-scale enterprise and data center storage system customers with a complete end-to-end solution. Molex will showcase its HD AOCs Supercomputing 2013, Denver, CO, November 18 -- 21, booth 1141. The HD AOCs feature a small 3.00 mm cable outer diameter, decreasing cable management and routing challenges by reducing bulk cable size and increasing flexibility. The smaller size also provides additional board space for system designers to implement more I/O ports. The iPass+ HD system enables four 4x ports on low-profile PCIe cards, doubling the port density while providing easier routing through the cable management system. The HD AOCs also offer a low power consumption of 0.9 W per cable for improved overall data-center power consumption and thermal efficiency. The cables are compliant with SAS-3 (12 Gbps) systems with optical-mode capability, InfiniBand (10 Gbps), Ethernet (10 Gbps) and are backward compatible with 6 Gbps SAS-2.1 optical-mode capable systems.
Molex Incorporated Showcases New EMI Cages at Supercomputing 2013
Nov 19 13
Molex Incorporated to showcase its new series of EMI cages at the 25th annual Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) international conference, November 18-21, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO in Molex booth 1141. A key component of the Molex zQSFP+(TM) Interconnect Solution, the cages are assembled with zQSFP+ SMT connectors to create the interconnect solution and are offered in 1-by-4 ganged and 1-by-6 ganged. The EMI cages feature an advanced heat-sink system that provides a high level of heat dissipation at next-generation system-power levels, as well as a die-cast frame design with reduced holes and openings that offers optimal EMI suppression and shielding effectiveness. The cages also have a screw-down feature to the PCB for maximum board retention for both single-side and belly-to-belly applications. The EMI cages have the same mechanical mating size as QSFP+ EMI cages, which provide backward compatibility with QSFP+ and QSFP+ modules and cage assemblies for legacy system connections.
Molex Incorporated Elects Directors
Nov 18 13
An annual meeting of the stockholders of Molex Incorporated was held on November 15, 2013. To elect Michael J. Birck, Anirudh Dhebar, Frederick A. Krehbiel and Martin P. Slark as Class II directors nominated by the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the effective time of the proposed merger, or, if the proposed merger is not completed, for a three-year term.
Molex Incorporated Launches its New CLXT Modules
Nov 13 13
Molex Incorporated has announced the expansion of its line of SST Communication Modules with the launch of its new CLXT Modules, designed for use with Rockwell ControlLogix XT PLCs in harsh and corrosive industrial environments. Molex will feature the new SST CLXT Modules at Rockwell Automation Fair 2013, November 13-14, in Houston, TX, Booth 1501. Engineered to withstand the toughest environmental conditions, the new CLXT Modules for Rockwell ControlLogix are available in three versions: the SST-ESR2-CLXT Module for Ethernet and Serial Connections, the SST-ER4-CLXT Serial Communication Module with four Modbus serial ports and the SST-PB3-CLXT-RLL for Profibus Master/Slave applications. All versions feature wider temperature ranges, conformal-coated boards and harsh-duty components. All of these modules are currently shipping with the latest firmware releases, debuted at Rockwell Automation Fair 2013. The new modules are built to perform reliably in oil and gas plants, oil drilling rigs, wastewater treatment sites, steel mills, automotive manufacturing plants and other industrial sites where the presence of caustic or corrosive chemicals can threaten the integrity and performance of sensitive electronics.