Digi-Key Announces Stock on Tough Contact Connector Series from Panasonic Electric Works of America

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 18, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Panasonic Tough Contact series of board-to-board and FPC connectors.

In stock and available on Digi-Key's global websites, the following series feature PEWA's environmentally resistant "Tough Contact" structure:

  • F4S – 0.4 mm pitch, slim footprint (3.6 mm wide) space-saving connectors; 1.0 mm and 1.2 mm mating height
  • F4 – 0.4 mm pitch, ultralow-profile (0.9 mm) two-piece connectors; ideal for board-to-FPC connection
  • P4S – Space-saving type; 0.4 mm pitch, 1.5 mm mating height, two-piece connectors
  • P5K – 0.5 mm pitch board-to-board connectors with mated heights from 3 mm to 9 mm

PEWA's Tough Contact technology increases the reliability of its devices in a wide range of environments. A PTM Online... On Demand® product training module, "Tough Contact Connectors," is available on Digi-Key's websites. This training module reviews the basics of Tough Contact technology and discusses its construction along with the features and benefits of this connector product line.

Applications for these connectors include compact portable devices such as cellular phones, handheld instrumentation, and medical devices.

About Panasonic Electric Works

Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America is a leading supplier of electromechanical and solid-state relays, built-in sensors, connectors and switches. Products include a full range of automation controls and industrial sensors. Panasonic Electric Works is a US subsidiary of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.pewa.panasonic.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key Website.