Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on Series 690 USB 3.0 Connectors from EDAC

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 22, 2010

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 Series 690 USB 3.0 Types A and B Right Angle Receptacles from EDAC.

  • 690-009-521-013 (Digi-Key #151-1128-2-ND) USB Type A R/A Connector Receptacle, Gold, Tape & Reel Packaging
  • 690-009-521-013 (Digi-Key #151-1128-1-ND) USB Type A R/A Connector Receptacle, Gold, Cut Tape Packaging
  • 690-009-521-900 (Digi-Key #151-1127-2-ND) USB Type B R/A Connector Receptacle, Gold, Tape & Reel Packaging
  • 690-009-521-900 (Digi-Key #151-1127-1-ND) USB Type B R/A Connector Receptacle, Gold, Cut Tape Packaging

These products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The Series 690 USB connectors from EDAC, Inc. are fully compliant with the USB 2.0 and 3.0 specifications, providing a significant leap forward in transfer speeds (5 Gbps signaling rate) and a 10x performance increase over hi-speed USB capabilities while maintaining backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. The USB 3.0 specification will accommodate next generation peripherals that require more power and improved interaction between devices and the host computer by providing more power when needed and less power when not needed.

Features of the Series 690 USB connectors include metal shielding for EMI, RFI, and ESD protection; super speed interface up to 5Gbps data rate; backward compatibility with USB 2.0; 230°C for 30 sec., 260°C for 10 sec. for SMT process; friction lock grounding fingers; UL 94V-0 rated; high temperature material; and through-hole standard type.

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.

About EDAC, Inc.

Established in 1966, EDAC became a world leader in the Card Edge and Rack & Panel industry. Many of our legacy designs are still in use today though over the years, we've expanded our line to include one of the widest ranges of interconnect solutions in the world. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Edac now has design and customer service centers worldwide, manufacturing facilities in China, and customer logistics centers in Canada, United States, UK, Taiwan and Hong Kong.