Eliminates wave soldering for a more efficient and cost-effective assembly process
April 3, 2013 — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces press-fit RJ45 integrated connector modules (ICMs) with magnetics. Using a press-fit pin (also called compliant or interference pin) provides a pressure contact with the printed circuit board (PCB), eliminating the need for wave soldering. The JPB 2×6 1000BASE-T PoE ICM and JT5 2xN 10GBASE-T ICM families are available as press-fit ICMs. Eliminating the wave soldering process saves time, increasing throughput and reducing costs, and allows for rework of the ICM without damaging the customer’s PCB.
“A typical production process consists of a component placement process and then soldering the components to the PCB. When you have both surface mount and through-hole components you have to process the PCB through both a reflow solder process for the SMT components and a wave soldering process for the through-hole components. The ICM is often the only through-hole component on the PCB, so wave soldering is necessary specifically for that part,” explained Jonas Miller, product line manager, Pulse Electronics. “Pulse Electronics designed these press-fit pin ICMs in response to market demand to remove wave soldering from the PCB manufacturing process. In addition, having press-fit technology enables the manufacturer to rework the ICM more easily, without damaging the PCB.”
Pulse Electronics’ press-fit RJ45 ICMs meet IEEE 802.3 specifications. Detailed process specifications are available to assist customers with the insertion and extraction of these press-fit pin ICMs. The ICMs are packaged in trays. Prices start at approximately $5.00/port. High volume discounts are available. Lead time is 8 to 10 weeks. Information and datasheets on Pulse Electronics’ 2×6 press-fit ICMs are at http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/product/JPB-0010NL or for more information visit, http://www.pulseelectronics.com/Press-fitRJ45.
About Pulse Electronics:
Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.
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