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10GBase-T - The IEEE 802.3an, 10-Gigabit Ethernet over twisted pair standard, also known as 10GBase-T,is now emerging on a compliant of switches and servers in data centers products. Advances in semiconductor designs, and sophisticated algorithms intended to increase electromagnetic interference (EMI) immunity, extremely fast speed and lower operating power are the advantages of this 10GB over twisted pair wiring.

3D Drawing - STEP, STP and IGES are file extensions for a 3-D graphic file used by CAD software. STP stands for STandard for the Exchange of Product model data. STP files are used to store 3D image data in an ASCII format, following the standards defined in ISO 10303-21.

3PL - 3PL is a business process through which companies outsource their logistics and distribution functions to a service provider that specializes in handling logistics such as transportation, warehousing, and freight and forwarding. 3PL Overview.

ABS Material - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (chemical formula (C8H8)xP (C4H6)yP(C3H3N)z) is a common thermoplastic. Its melting point is approximately 105 XC (221 XF). It is a copolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. The proportions can vary from 15 to 35% acrylonitrile, 5 to 30% butadiene and 40 to 60% styrene.

AEC and AEC-Q200 - AEC is an abbreviation of "Automotive Electronics Council." AEC is an industry organization that promotes the standardization of reliability or qualification standards for automotive electronic components, consisting of major auto manufacturers and major electronic component manufacturers in the USA. These standards are classified into the following groups, according to the component category and AEC-Q200 is the category for connectors. AEC-Q200 Information and Chart

Alloy - Homogenous metallic mix consisting of 2 or more elements, at least one of which is metal.

Ampere (Amp) - The unit of current. One ampere is the current flowing through one ohm of resistance at one volt potential. ANSI American National Standards Institute unit of electrical current measuring electric charge per second.

Annealing - Heating and cooling treatment used to improve metalworking materials by softening, relieving internal stress(es) and refining the external structure of the metal to be shaped.

Anti-Oxidant - A substance which prevents or slows down oxidation of material exposed to air.

Anodizing - Electrolytic process that adds thickness and density to the outer layer of natural oxide on a metal surface.

AODA - Xmultiple is committed to achieving barrier free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting and work at Xmultiple Technologies, Inc., and that all members of our company and all members of our material suppliers are treated with respect and dignity. The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is to develop a full standard by 2025.

ARIB (Association of Radio Industry Broadcasters) - Radio spectrum and frequency change standardization agency located in Japan.

ARINC Connectors - ARINC connectors are used mainly in Avionic applications. Filters and protection components are built in as fixed and/or replaceable modules. AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC, the aviation industry activities organized by ARINC, cooperatively establish consensus-based, voluntary aviation technical standards that no one organization could develop independently. During the Rockwell-Collins (RCI) acquisition of ARINC, a potential for conflict of interest was identified with RCI owning the industry standardization activities that ARINC has held since the late 1940s. ARINC 600/700 Connectors.

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). ASEAN is a political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia. This International organization is responsible for testing and standardizing of industry materials. Overview of ASEAN

ASTM International (American Society for Testing Materials) - International organization responsible for testing and standardizing of industry materials.

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

AVL - An Approved Vendor List (AVL) is a listing of connector/component manufacturers and providers that a company has agreed meets its standards in terms of quality and price. Xmultiple AVL Checklist.

Audio Frequency - The range of frequencies audible to the human ear. Usually 30 Hz to 20,000 Hz.AC current (Alternating Current) - electrical current whose charge magnitude and flow direction follow a cyclic pattern.

AWG (American Wire Gauge) - Standardized measurement system for electrical conducting wire.


Back Reflection - The percentage of power reflected back from a specific point on a path of light in fiber optics, expressed as a negative dB.

Back Shell - Housing on a connector that covers the area where the cable conductors connect to the connector contacts.

Balance Twisted Pair Line - Advantage of A Balanced Line is the Rejection of External Noise. In telecommunications and professional audio, a balanced line or balanced signal pair is a transmission line consisting of two conductors of the same type, each of which have equal impedances along their lengths and equal impedances to ground and to other circuits.[1] The chief advantage of the balanced line format is good rejection of external noise.

Bandwidth - the difference between frequencies along an electronic signal spectrum, expressed in hertz.

Base Metal - Metal that makes up the base of a connector, contact or other metal accessory; additional metals or coatings may be added on top of the base.

Bayonet Coupling - A quick coupling mechanism for mating a plug onto a receptacle utilizing three equally spaced pins protruding from the receptacle shell which engage corresponding ramps milled into the coupling nut of the mating plug. Mating and un-mating is accomplished by rotating the coupling nut.

Bend Radius (minimum safe bending radius) - Maximum amount fiber or cable can be bent without incurring damage.

Bobbins - Bobbins provide the align for the cores and therefore the bobbin is the critical element of any transformer. The bobbin or coil former are at the heart of the transformer and serves as its winding and termination platform.

Body - The main, or largest portion of a connector to which other portions are attached, also called housing.

BOM(Bill of Materials) - A comprehensive listing of components and quantities required to manufacture an assembly.

Braid - A fibrous or metallic group filaments interwoven in cylindrical form to form a covering over one or more wires and protective textile cover used for plastic insulation to provide mechanical or thermal protections by separating cable segments and acting as a flame retardant.

Breakdown Voltage - Voltage required to breakdown the insulation between two conductors.

Bundle - Grouping of rigid or flexible fiber optics that carries a common signal.

Bulkhead - Type of connector designed for insertion into a panel cut-out from the component side.



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