Spectrum Control Rolls Out USB Connectors with EMI, ESD Protection

Spectrum Control has developed a series of USB connectors that incorporate EMI or ESD filters into an industry standard USB package. These connectors satisfy the requirements of the USB 2.0 spec, which calls for EMI and ESD protection according to industry specifications. This protection has become more of a challenge as less space is available for components and smaller IC chips are more susceptible to low-level damage. Spectrum has moved the EMI filtering or ESD protection to the USB connector allowing designers to free-up valuable PC board space for other components and provide better protection for the entire device.

Spectrum Control USB Connectors with EMI, ESD FiltersInherent in the development of more plug-and-play devices with hot-plug capability is greater risk of system exposure to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD). Spectrum connectors are drop-in replacements for unfiltered connectors making them ideal solutions for the ongoing miniaturization of peripheral devices. These EMI filtered and ESD protected USB connectors also can eliminate the need to redesign PC boards in the event of noncompliance during either EMC or ESD testing. Various models of these connectors meet the requirements of USB 2.0 and USB On-The-Go (OTG) specifications and all are RoHS compliant.

Spectrum Control’s EMI filtered and ESD protected USB connectors have a working voltage of 5VDC with a current rating of 1 Amp max and a contact resistance of 30 mO max. The EMI filtered USB connectors are available with either a capacitive filter for USB 1.1 or with an inductive filter for USB 2.0. As system circuitry has gotten more complex to accommodate faster transfer speeds and smaller package sizes, greater potential exists for damaging EMI and ESD occurrences. Spectrum’s USB filtered connectors provide the needed protection in these limited spaces, which makes them ideal for EMI/RFI sensitive electronics, test and measurement equipment, notebook computers & multimedia, industrial controls and data acquisition.

Spectrum Control’s USB EMI filtered and ESD protected connectors have pricing ranging from $1.00 to $3.00 depending on quantities required.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, and sensors and controls. The Spectrum Control Signal & Power Integrity produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies. Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker and fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).