Newark element14 adds product configurator from Samtec

Jan. 18, 2018

Chicago, IL. Newark element14 has added a new product configurator from Samtec for customers to modify any Samtec connector to obtain a variation that is suited for their application. The new online tool enables customers to modify connectors and download 2D and 3D models in minutes. As each parameter within the tool is modified, the resulting 3D image can be refreshed within the page, and any changes will display a unique manufacturer part number that will capture the selected parameters.

This tool, which is being launched in North America and the UK, gives access to a variety of connector variations from Samtec. As the modified product is not custom-designed, and is a standard Samtec modification, customers taking advantage of this new tool would not experience long lead times or “custom” prices. Once the product is adjusted, the final version of the product can be downloaded in 150 potential file formats including STEP, SolidWorks, and Autodesk or as a PNG or PDF file.

Chris Swetman, head of technical product data experience for Premier Farnell and Newark element14, said, “As the ‘Development Distributor,’ we are always seeking new ways to help our customers design their products and accelerate their time to market. By partnering with Samtec we are creating a richer customer experience and are able to offer an extensive range of connector products along with productive tools, such as the product configurator, which reduce design hours and help our customers prototype their product more quickly and efficiently.”

Ashley Quinlan, strategic marketing director at Samtec, said, “We’re excited to partner with Newark elemment14 in bringing Samtec’s design flexibility to all of their customers.” This capability, she said, spans all interconnect segments, including 28-Gb/s NRZ/56-Gb/s PAM4 solutions and miniaturized products as well as rugged, array, edge-card, industry-standard, and board-stacking solutions. “The configurator tool allows the customer to quickly modify the pin count, lead style, plating, packaging, and much more to obtain the ideal solution for their applicatio, and immediately download a model of the configured part in the format of their choice,” she added. “Should a customer configure a part that Newark element14 does not stock, the part can be drop-shipped to the customer in less than a week in most cases.”

The Samtec configurator is now available to use on Newark element14 in North America and Farnell element14 in the UK.

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