Engineers who need to connect electronic functions in a practical, modular form that is both manufacturable and maintainable face a bewildering mix of connectors and technologies. Their task becomes much easier with this first handbook to present an overall framework for understanding connector design and function. Packed with data on connectors that's organized in easy-access tables, the handbook both covers the basic functions of connectors and details the full range of electronic connectors available today. Connector parameters are discussed in an application context to expedite implementation, and extensive design and materials selection criteria are provided for the full range of connectors. Users will tap techniques for determining a connector's potential degradation mechanisms, the degradation mechanisms that will be active in the application, and the criteria for failure in a connector.
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Your complete guide to choosing the right connectors for today's electronic systems. Are you bewildered by the large number of connectors and technologies currently available for high-performance electronic systems? This landmark reference is the first to offer you an overall framework for understanding connector design and function. Covering a wide range of today's connectors, the handbook gives you the expertise needed to connect electronic functions in a practical, modular for that is both manufacturable and maintainable. Included is hands-on information that will enable you to: Develop a solid grasp of contact interfaces, finishes, materials, designs, and housing; Make the most of signal, power, and other connector applications; Master the various connector types, such as board-to-board and wire/cable-to-wire/cable; Learn the performance tradeoffs of different kinds of connectors; Apply the latest methods of mechanical, electrical, and environmental connector testing. This time- and money-saving tool will also help you ensure connector reliability by providing step-by-step details on degradation mechanisms, laboratory evaluation programs, reliability estimation, and more.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070414017