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Clamp - A mechanical device attached to the accessory
threads at the rear of a plug or receptacle to support the
cable or wire bundle, to provide strain relief and absorb
vibration and shock which would otherwise be transmitted by
the cable to the contact or wire crimp area.
Gland - A device used to firmly secure electrical
cable entering a piece of equipment, and provide a seal between
external and internal surfaces. Cable
glands are often made from brass, steel and nylon. A cable
gland (in the U.S. more often known as a cable connector or
fitting) is designed to attach and secure the end of a cable
to the equipment.
Testing Equipment -.There are many different
types of cable testers for network administrators and
- Cabling specifications for twisted pair enterprise systems.
CAT5e, CAT6, CAT7 and CAT7a Information.
and CAT6 - CAT
5, CAT 5E and CAT 6 Connectors are designed to provide
the Higher Bandwidth
CE (Conformite Europeenne) - European Economic
Community approval indicating that a product complies with
a European Directive.
Conductor - Innermost center conductive contact in
a coaxial structure.
of Compliance (C of C) - A certificate which is normally
generated by a quality control department, which shows that
the product being shipped meets customer¡¦s specifications.
of Origin (COO) - A Certificate of Origin (often
abbreviated to C/O or COO) is a document used in international
trade. It is a printed form, completed by the exporter or
its agent and certified by an issuing body, attesting that
the goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly
produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.
Mode Chokes are used when many electrical devices may
be connected to the same power lines (or power supply lines)
and therefore substantial electrical noise can exist on these
lines. Chokes reduce noise and they are used on Electromagnetic
Interference (EMI) filters, power supplies, and computer power
- Conduit layer of glass or similar material surrounding
the core whose refractive index is lower than that of the
core so that it may carry light through the fiber.
Cable - A cable consisting of two cylindrical conductors
with a common axis, separated by a dielectric.
Line - Transmission line made up of a hollow, outer
conductor cylindrical tube in which a center conductor is
suspended, with or without a dielectric support.
of Conduct - The Electronic Industry Code of Conduct
establishes standards to ensure that working conditions
in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers
are treated with respect and dignity,
and that business operations are environmentally responsible.
of Conduct Declaration.
of Thermal - In accordance with DIN EN ISO 53752,
the coefficient of thermal expansion is defined as a fractional
increase in length per unit rise in temperature. The coefficient
of thermal expansion for a material is usually specified
over a temperature range because it varies depending on the
temperatures. The following values are given for a temperature
around 20 ¢XC. CTE is usually given in units of um/m/¢XC or
- On a half-duplex Ethernet link, each computer must share
the bandwidth with the rest of the computers. If two or more
computers on a network broadcast at the same time, the packets
¡§collide¡¨ and are unreadable.This event is known as a collision.On
full-duplex links,this is a non-event because there are separate
transmit and receive paths.
- Any basic discrete device or physical entity in
an electronic system used to affect electrons or their associated
LAN components are discrete board-level components which
provide functions for local area network applications.
Resin Open or Closed Enclosure- Open
and Closed Case Resin Enclosures on Components
Cable - A cable containing more than one gauge size
or a variety of circuit types, e.g., pairs, triples, quads,
coaxial, etc.A part of a mechanical or electrical complex
- The capability of a material to carry electrical
current¡V usually expressed as a percentage of copper conductivity
(copper being 100%).
- A tube or trough in which insulated wires and cables
of Materials Use - Worldwide attention is focusing
on social and environmental problems related to product material.
The rich mineral resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) have fueled one of the world¡¦s deadliest conflicts.
Our suppliers do not have a direct purchasing relationship
with mining companies. However, Xmultiple
has taken positive steps to on this complex issue to assure
the suppliers are not receiving minerals from the DRC.
- Arrangement of contacts in a multiple contact connector.
- A mechanical device, either a plug or a receptacle,
used to terminate or connect electrical conductors (pin and
socket contacts) of a cable and its individual wires and provide
a means to continue or terminate these conductors to a mating
connector which may be mounted on electrical equipment panels,
bulkheads, printed circuit boards, etc. Connectors are a type
of device that provide, rapid connect/disconnect service,
for wires, cables, and fibers. RJ
Connectors With and Without Magnetics.
Pin or socket ¡V The conductive element of a connector
which actually makes contact for the purpose of conducting
electrical current. This is the heart of the connector.
Pin Layout for USB Connectors - The term Pinout
used In electronics is a cross-reference between the contacts,
or pins, of an electrical connector, and their functions.
Arrangement - The number of contacts, their size
and spacing in a pattern.
Pin Plating - The contact pins are plated with gold,
and other metals. This plating provides a better conductive
metal connection and improves the performance of connectors.
Contact Pin Plating for RJ
Wipe - The length of travel made by one contact in
contact with another during the mating or un-mating of a connector.
Manufacturer - A contract
manufacturer ("CM") is a manufacturer that contracts
with a firm for components or products. It is a form of outsourcing.
Cable - A multi-conductor cable made for operation
in control or signal circuits.
Size - Defines the largest size wire which can be
used with the specific contact.
Alloy Shielding Material - Copper and its alloys
brass and bronze are used for on electronic components and
RJ45 connector shielding. Copper
Alloy and Nickel Ptating for RJ Connector Shielding Material.
Action (CAPA) - Corrective action and preventive
action (CAPA, also
called corrective action / preventive action) are improvements
to an organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of
non-conformities or other undesirable situations.
- A small, flexible insulated cable.
- Center core surrounded by one or more layers of
materials, all of which share a common central axis.
- Wire(s) or other material(s) not insulated from one another
that easily permit the flow of electric current.
Engaging & Separating Force - Force required
engaging or separating pin and socket contacts whether they
are in or out of connector inserts.
Inspection Hole - Hole placed in the rear portion
of a contact that is used to measure the depth to which a
wire has been inserted.
Plating - Metal coating that is plated onto the basic
contact metal to meet the required contact and/or wear resistance.
Resistance - Maximum amount of electrical resistance,
pin and socket contacts are allowed to generate when assembled
in a connector under standard use.
Retention - Minimum axial load that a contact must
withstand in either direction while maintaining a firm, fixed
position within an insert.
Check - Test of finished wire or cable that determines
if the electrical current can and will flow continuously through
the material without interruption, and without any shorts.
- Electrical conducting pieces within a connecting
device that provides a steady connection that can be separated
Certificate of Compliance and Certificate of Conformity -
is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory,
technical and safety requirements. Generally, type approval
is required before a product is allowed to be sold in a particular
country, so the requirements for a given product will vary
around the world
Country of Origin - http://www.xmultiple.com/xwebsite-forum-COO.htm
- Cable Core: component or group of components over which
other materials are applied, e.g. components, shield, sheath,
or armor. Fiber Optic Core: highly refractive transparent
glass or plastic through which light travels by internal reflections.
- Slow degradation of materials by chemical agents and/or
electrochemical reactions; rust is the most common.
Structure Survey - Cost
structures are simply the identification of how costs
associated with the production of a good or service are distributed
throughout the process. While some think of a cost structure
as referring only to the finances utilized in the production
process, a true cost structure will also take into consideration
the use of all types of resources along the way. This can
include costs such as labor and utilities, as well as back
end costs like sales and marketing expenses.
- Coupling is the act of joining two things together. In a
decoupled architecture, the components can operate completely
separately and independently.
- Intermediate device that can be used to attach accessories
or mounting mechanisms, making two non-matching connectors
capable of mating.
Premises Equipment (CPE) - Usually refers to the
customer equipment or the overall customer site.
Path - Path that electricity must follow across a
dielectric to bridge cross two conductors; longer creepage
paths reduce the likelihood of arc damage or tracking. Electricity
travels along the path of least resistance. Determining the
best path for electricity involves a means of measuring the
distance from one conductor to another conductor. The shortest
distance is through air (Air Gap) or along the surface of
the insulation (Creepage
- The act of physically compressing (deforming) a connector
or contact barrel around a wire in order to make an electrical
Barrel - The cylindrical portion of a terminal, splice
or contact accommodating the conductor or conductors.
Contact - A contact, pin or socket, whose back portion
(wire barrel) is a hollow cylinder into which a stripped wire
(conductor) is inserted. The sidewalls of the wire barrel
are then mechanically compressed (uniformly deformed) using
a crimping tool to captivate the conductor.
Die - Portion of the crimp tool that shapes the crimp
on the wire barrel.
Tool - Mechanical device that holds the crimp die
and is used to perform the crimping function.
- Canadian Standards Association a non-profit, independent
organization which operates a listing service for electrical
and electronic materials and equipment. The Canadian counterpart
of the Underwriters Laboratories.
Termination - Type of connection that secures a metal
sleeve to a conductor by mechanically crimping the sleeve
with pliers or a similar tool.
(XT) in the electronics industry refers to any condition by
which a signal transmitted on one circuit or channel of a
transmission system creates an undesired effect in another
circuit or channel.
Values - Our values are fundamental to the way we
operate and how we recruit, evaluate and compensate our people.
Our six values are listed.
- Rate of electricity transfer, expressed in amperes
Rating - Maximum recommended amount of continuous
electrical current, expressed in amperes (amps).
- Complete sequence of an alternating electric current, including
the reverse flow process.